The PRIME for Life program is an evidenced based substance abuse prevention program. It is eight psycho-educational group sessions for students who have run into difficulties related to alcohol and/or other drug use on or off campus. Frequently these difficulties include: minors in possession of alcohol, drinking in the residence halls, inappropriate use of alcohol and/or other drugs on campus, operating while impaired, etc. Most often this group involves individual referrals from the Office of Student Conduct and/or may be referred by a court system or probation officer. The ‘Prime for Life’ program is facilitated by the FSU-CC and the local substance abuse agency ‘Ten-Sixteen Recovery Center’. It meets at various times during the semester on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Students who are referred to the ‘Prime for Life’ program begin by coming to the Counseling Center to complete a registration and intake form. Students are given an appointment usually within a week to meet for an individual appointment to get them registered for the program. During this appointment, the student will be given a start date and general information about how the program operates. A current schedule of meeting dates and times may be obtained by contacting the FSU-CC at 231-591-5968.