Prime for Life
Program is a risk reduction program. The goal of the
program is to help each participant in the program reduce
risk for any type of alcohol or drug problem.
The second goal
focuses on self-assessment to help people understand and
accept the need to make changes to protect the things most
valuable in their lives.
requires anyone whose Georgia driver's license or driving
privileges have been suspended or revoked as a result of
certain alcohol and drug violations, including Driving Under
the Influence (DUI) and violating Georgia's Controlled
Substances Act. to successfully complete a DUI Alcohol or
Drug Use Reduction program from a certified program and show
proof thereof as a condition of reinstatement. Individuals
charged with or convicted of other offenses may also be
required to complete a Risk Reduction Program at the
direction of the court or as a condition of probation.
Completion of the
DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Program
The Georgia Risk
Reduction Program consists of two (2) components: the
Assessment Component and the 20-hour Intervention
Component. The Assessment Component consists of a
questionnaire, the results of which are used by the
instructor of your Intervention Component to address issues
concerning our beliefs and behaviors related to drugs and
alcohol and driving. The results of your Assessment
Component are confidential and will not appear on your
driving history. If you have questions, please talk to your
instructor after you begin classes. You will be issued a
certificate of completion only after you successfully
complete both assessment and Intervention Components.
You must arrive on
time and participate in the discussion and activities. An
excused absence includes, but is not necessarily limited to,
emergency military leave, a medical emergency involving a
student/offender or an immediate family member thereof, the
death of a student's immediate family, or a bona fide
emergency documented in writing, and approved by the program
Director. The student must provide a written excuse from a
doctor, military commanding officer, or documentation of
other emergencies acceptable to the program within 7 days
following the missed session to be eligible for an excused
absence. The student will be rescheduled one time at no
charge. If the student reschedules for a class that begins
within 30 days of the missed session, the student the
student may begin at the missed session and continue the
course until completed. If the student reschedules for a
class that begins more than 30 days of the missed session,
the student must start from the first session of the
course. The instructor or program official may expel a
student/offender for any violation of program requirements
described in the Intervention Component Contract.
Students/Offenders expelled for failure to meet the
condition of the Intervention Component contract will
forfeit the $235.00 course fee.
40-5-81(a) expressly prohibits judges, probation officers,
law enforcement officers, and other court employees from
requiring you to attend a particular Risk Reduction
Program. However, a judge or probation officer may require
you to submit a copy of your certificate of completion to
one or both of them as part of your sentence in your
criminal case. Additionally, a judge or probation officer
may require you to attend another substance abuse program in
addition to the Risk Reduction Program.
The Department of
Driver Services only accepts original certificates of
completion. Photocopies and facsimiles are not accepted.
Total Class Fee
All classes must be paid in
advance (before starting any class).
METHODS OF PAYMENT:
Cash, Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover.
Ask about our Lay-Away
Plan - Pay Weekly in Advance.
NO REFUNDS - No Credit
"Fees Are Set by State of
Georgia and Should Not Vary."
ASSESSMENTS CAN BE DONE Daily
during office hours and by appointment.