Workshop aims at reducing drug, alcohol use.

January 2, 2017

pot leafWorkshop aims at reducing drug, alcohol use.

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HART — Teens and young adults are often faced with opportunities to drink and use drugs. The Prime for Life Program helps youth learn how to reduce their risk of drug and alcohol-related problems, by making choices that protect the things that they value. The program helps participants change their drinking and drug use behavior by changing beliefs, attitudes, risk perceptions, and motivations.

In 2017, District Health Department #10 will be offering the Prime for Life Program to youth and young adults in Oceana County. Prime for Life promotes inclusion, openness, and a lack of judgment so that participants feel comfortable exploring how their choices affect their lives. The program can be completed in a variety of session layouts, ranging from a single 4.5 hour session to weekly 2-hour sessions. The length and layout of the sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of participants.

Local teachers, probation staff, counselors, and other youth-serving organizations are encouraged to attend an upcoming community workshop to learn more about the Prime for Life Program. The workshop will include an overview of the program and how the program can help youth and young adults in Oceana County.

The free workshop is set for Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hart Community Center (behind city hall) at 407 S. State St. in Hart.

To register for the workshop, visit,

For more information, contact Kortni Garcia at 231-902-8539 or by email at