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AdCare Driver Education and Evaluation Programs

Through a contract with the Maine Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS), Department of Health and Human Services, AdCare Educational Institute of Maine employs approximately 35 part time instructors to deliver the educational component of the Driver Education and Evaluation Program. AdCare also coordinates and schedules the classes. These risk reduction programs are for adult and juvenile offenders of Maine’s Operating Under the Influence and Zero Tolerance laws.

The PRIME For Life risk reduction program is for those 21 Years of age or older at the time of offense, or youthful offenders who have reached the age of 21 or older when they register to take a program. Participants in this 20 hour risk reduction program receive in-depth education regarding high-risk alcohol and drug choices to assist them in identifying and changing high-risk behaviors. Participants also complete a preliminary assessment instrument designed to screen for risk factors for substance abuse problems.

The PRIME For Life Under 21 program is designed for those who are under 21 years of age at the time of the offense and under 21 when they register to take a program. Under 21 is a 16-hour education and assessment program for youthful offenders. Participants receive in-depth education regarding risks and consequences of alcohol and drug use, and complete a preliminary assessment instrument designed to screen for risk factors for substance abuse problems. This program was developed by Prevention Research Institute.

For more information email adcare@adcareme.org

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