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PRIME for Life

Engaging youth in self-evaluation and equipping them with the tools they need to make healthier choices about drugs and alcohol with PRIME for LIFE classes.

VOA Alaska offers PRIME for Life (PFL), an evidence-based prevention and intervention program which helps people learn to reduce their risks of alcohol and drug related problems throughout life. This important two-day alcohol and drug risk reduction program is designed for people who have begun using alcohol and other drugs, or who are part of a group where some alcohol and drug use is likely. 

Participants will learn new information that helps reduce risk for any future alcohol and other drug related-related problems throughout life. PFL provides a clear understanding of how our own biology and our behavior affect our risk for problems. It also helps people understand that many things inside them – and within our society – influence our choices. They will learn how to respond to these influences in a way that reduces their risk for problems. The class also gives people a clear understanding of how their choices can create risk, and the importance of always making low-risk choices about alcohol and other drugs.

The two-day youth class is offered Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Classes are held at VOA Alaska’s midtown Anchorage office at 2600 Cordova Street, Suite 101.

The PRIME for Life Program:

  • Engages participants in self-evaluation of their decision to use drugs and alcohol.
  • Helps participants see the life-long consequences of drug and alcohol use.
  • Equips participants with the skills needed to prevent future substance abuse.
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Brian Pickett, PFL Instructor

Questions about PRIME For Life?

Phone: (907) 279-9640