Prime for Life (ACT)

Cost is $390.00

Individuals convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI or BAC – per se), Misdemeanor Dangerous Drugs (MDD), Underage Drinking and Driving (UDD -.02 violations) are required by Montana Law to complete an ACT Program.

Completing the Prime for Life Class is the first step in completing the ACT program. Arrangements to begin an ACT Program are done by scheduling to begin a Prime for Life Class at the next available time, which can be done by phone, (406) 727-2512, or in person at the office, 26 4th Street North. It is required that you attend 12 hours of the Prime for Life Class. The classes are currently 3  hours on a Friday evening and 9 hours on Saturday during the day.  We schedule our Prime for Life Class to accommodate everyone’s busy work and life schedule.   If you miss one of the two sessions, you will be required to pay for the entire course again and retake the class at the next available time. This information will be reported to the court. Classes provide general information of the physical and psychological effects of alcohol/ drugs as related to driving behavior and the development of chemical dependency. The laws of Montana relating to using and driving are heavily stressed. Participants are also provided the opportunity to develop their own DUI avoidance plan to prevent further alcohol and/ or drug and driving related offenses.

You are required to meet with a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) for two one-on-one sessions, each an hour in length.
After completing Prime for Life Class, an assessment can be scheduled by calling (406) 727-2512. During the Assessment you will provide written information needed by the counselor to accurately assess your treatment needs. This appointment takes approximately one hour to complete.

Another 1 hour session is schedule with the Licensed Addiction Counselor.

This time gives the patient an opportunity to assess his/ her own usage and for the LAC to share their professional recommendations. If a problem exists, as determined through the interviews and testing, an individual may be referred to ongoing counseling on an outpatient or inpatient basis. Treatment is required if the patient is a repeat offender.