About myPRIME® - myPRIME® in SolutionsPro
myPRIME® is an online version of PRIME For Life® designed either for those that would like the convenience of an online program or have been referred by a provider. myPRIME® is NOT for those needing a certificate for a legal requirement. If you need to complete the course for return of your driver’s license or other legal requirements, you will need to contact the system requiring the program to find appropriate providers of PRIME For Life® in the service area.
PRIME For Life® is an evidence-based, motivational prevention, intervention and pretreatment program specifically designed for anyone (e.g., impaired driving offenders, college students, young people) who might be making high-risk choices. The National Registry of Evidenced-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) lists PRIME For Life® as an evidence-based program. To learn more, click here.
myPRIME is broken down into three units. The Units must be done in order. You can have your client stop at the end of any unit and print a certificate. The length of time for each unit is based on the participant completing the course, optional activities, and level of reflection devoted to each unit.
- The Exploring Unit helps people understand who has risk for alcohol or drug problems, how problems develop and research-based low-risk guidelines for preventing problems and protecting things important to the program user. This unit takes between 4 and 6 hours to complete.
- The Reflecting Unit helps people understand the Phases of Alcohol and Drug Use and self-assess where they fall along either the low-risk or high-risk paths and assists them in deciding, what – if any – changes the end-user wishes to make in their choices. This unit takes between 4 and 6 hours to complete.
- The Protecting Unit helps people put a plan together and enact steps to protect what they value most and prevent alcohol and drug problems. This unit takes between 6 and 8 hours to complete.
In choosing the length of program, here are some considerations.
- Universal groups: These are an entire group of people, like a driver’s education program. For this group, we recommend the Exploring Unit.
- Selected groups: These are groups who might be at high-risk for alcohol and drug problems, but have not yet experienced a problem. For this group, we recommend the Exploring and Reflecting Units
- Indicated groups: These are individuals who’ve already experienced a drug or alcohol problem. For this group, we recommend the Exploring, Reflecting, and Protecting Units.
- Pretreatment groups: These are individuals who will be entering alcohol and drug treatment. For this group, we recommend the Exploring and Reflecting Units.