Healthy Communities of the Capital Area

PRIME For Life Classes

Offered In Cooperation With the Kennebec County District Attorney's Office
Funded Through Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Grant Funds and Trainee Fees

Upcoming Classes:


September 27-28, Augusta
October 25-26, Waterville
November 22-23, Augusta
December 13-14, Waterville
All classes are held on weekends

Register on-line here.

Download a registration form here.

Download an informational brochure for distribution here.

ADDITIONAL Classes are offered periodically, in cooperation with local organizations such as colleges and universities. 
Contact Karen Tucker <> for more information.

About The PRIME for Life Risk Reduction Class:  This 12-hour educational program is for people under 21 who have made unhealthy choices about substance use:  alcohol and/or other drugs.  This evidence-based program provides youthful offenders with accurate information about the risks of use, and helps them weigh—for themselves—the advantages and disadvantages of continuing to use.  Most important, it helps youth plan for and commit to changes in their behavior.  The program is offered to small groups: 2-12 people, and as needed, on a tutorial basis to individual participants. Additional classes may be available, register on-line for a full listing.

Eligibility:  Representatives of the Kennebec County District Attorney’s office identify individuals who appear to be appropriate candidates for this program and refer them to the program’s registration staff (see contact information below).  Typically, the program is offered to first time offenders who are facing charges for underage drinking and/or related violations.

Location/Schedule:  The program is offered once a month, in Augusta or Waterville, based on registrations.  Classes are completed over a two day period:  Day One: 8:00 to 3:00 PM; Day Two:  8:00 to 1:00 PM.

Expectations:  The program is provided as an alternative or reduction to a court ordered fine.  To ensure waiver of a fine, individuals must:

  Attend all 12 hours of the PRIME for Life class for which you register.
  Complete the paperwork required by the program,
  Behave appropriately while participating in the program, and
  Pay the registration fee.
  Please note that if a portion of the class is missed, you will need to reregister for another class, including paying another registration fee.

Fee for this Program: $80 per person, payable upon registration or upon class check-in. Payment is by check made payable to HCCA or cash (exact change, please), no credit cards are taken for payment at this time.

Program Management and Delivery:  The PRIME for Life program is managed by staff of the Southern Kennebec Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) and Healthy Communities of the Capital Area.  Each class is taught by a nationally certified PRIME for Life instructor.

For more information and to Register:
Karen Tucker, Program Registrar  Tel:  588-5012  Fax:  582-5792
ASAP/HCCA, 36 Brunswick Ave, Gardiner ME  04345

Download a registration form HERE and submit it by e-mail, fax or mail.

Our local service area includes: Augusta, Chelsea, Farmingdale, Fayette, Gardiner, Hallowell, Litchfield, Manchester, Monmouth, Mount Vernon, Pittston, Randolph, Readfield, Richmond, Vienna, Wayne, West Gardiner, Windsor, Winthrop.

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