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White River Academy Now Offers Troubled Teens PRIME for Life


PRIME for Life at White River Academy
Gary L Anderson, LPC
White River Academy announces the addition of the PRIME for Life (alcohol and drug prevention and intervention program) to their services.

White River Academy ( now offers PRIME for Life.

PRIME for Life is a 6-20 hour education program for adults and troubled youth that focuses on alcohol and drug prevention and intervention. White River Academy utilizes the 20 hour curriculum as outlined by the PRI syllabus. Thousands of people throughout the country receive the program through their employers, schools, welfare-to-work programs, and places of worship. Many receive the program for continuing education and professional development. PRIME For Life programs are used statewide in Alaska, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Utah.

PRIME For Life content is carefully selected to help people reduce their risk for alcohol and drug problems throughout their life. The program’s nonjudgmental approach reduces resistance to the life-saving information presented in the program and increases students’ openness to change. Information presented is based on documented research findings rather than opinion, exaggerations, or scare tactics. The PRIME For Life course is a program based on protecting, preventing, and reducing risk for drug and alcohol related problems. At Risk Youth gain a greater understanding of the tremendous power they have in recognizing the outcomes of their choices.

Prevention Research Institute, Inc. (PRI) is a private, not-for-profit organization with a mission to reduce the incidence of alcohol- and drug-related problems throughout the world. Beginning in 1983, PRI has developed PRIME For Life for a variety of target audiences: military personnel, parents, troubled youth, college students, employees and drinking driver offenders. Ray Daugherty and Terry O’Bryan, co-founders of the Institute and co-authors of PRIME For Life, bring years of experience and strong commitment to reducing alcohol- and drug-related problems. The Institute is committed to evaluation of program impact, and its Risk Reduction programs have shown positive behavior change in both internal and independent studies. PRI provides consultation and ongoing support to individuals, businesses, organizations, communities and states and regularly provides workshops in its Lifestyle Risk Reduction programs. Contact Prevention Research Institute at or 888-ASKPRI.

At White River Academy, the clinical director, Gary L Anderson, LPC (see is certified as a PRIME For Life instructor. Students who successfully complete the PRIME for Life course also receive .25 academic credits of health or elective credit. Because PRIME For Life is utilized by states and organizations nationwide, one of the benefits of utilizing the PRIME for Life program at White River Academy is that it would be highly likely to be able to find and access the same program in their own area. Parents who wish to do so can access the same course at home, and share in this life changing experience with their son.


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