ADETS/Prime for Life Schedule
Morning and Evening Options Available 8-12 and 5-9
Classes will be held Monthly Virtually via Zoom Applications
Clients are required to Sign Up, Remit Full Payment, Complete Paperwork and Receive Workbook, Client Folder and Zoom Link
In Office/Person Sign Up Preferred
(unless otherwise permitted)
(to ensure adequate collection of all documentation needed)
Charlotte between 2-3pm Saturday prior to Class
Burlington between 6-7 Friday prior to Class
January Class (Sign up Jan 6 Burlington Jan 7 Charlotte)
Monday-Thursday January 9-12
February Class (Sign up Feb 3 Burlington February 4 Charlotte)
Monday-Thursday February 6-9
March Class (Sign up Mar 3 Burlington Mar 4 Charlotte)
Monday-Thursday March 6-9
April Class (Sign up March 31 Burlington Apr 1 Charlotte)
Monday-Thursday April 3-6
May Class (Sign up May 5 Burlington May 6 Charlotte)
Monday-Thursday May 8-11
June Class (Sign up June 2 Burlington June 3 Charlotte)
Monday-Thursday June 5-8
July No Class
August Class (Sign up Aug 4 Burlington Aug 5 Charlotte)
Monday-Thursday August 7-10
September Class (Sign up Sep 1 Burlington Sep 2 Charlotte)
Monday-Thursday September 4-7
October Class (Sign up Sep 29 Burlington Sep 30 Charlotte)
Monday-Thursday October 2-5
November Class (Sign up Nov 3 Burlington Nov 4 Charlotte)
Monday-Thursday November 6-9
December Class (Sign up Dec 1 Burlington Dec 2 Charlotte)
Monday-Thursday December 4-7
Prime for Life and NC ADETS education classes are best practice programs designed to be a client-centered and comprehensive experience to assist clients regarding alcohol and/or drug use. Prime for Life is the only approved curriculum for ADETS. ADETS is required by NC DWI Services only for people who meet NC DWI Services standards for education only. To qualify for ADETS rather than treating the DWI client must have a BAC below .15, never had a prior conviction lifetime, meet no diagnosis for a substance use disorder, and a few other criteria required and defined by NC DWI Services. The class is 16 hours, provided over 4 days.
All Prime For Life and ADETS NC DWI class participants must enroll in advance. By NC law, there are only 20 spaces allowed for each session.
Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Prime For Life program meets many legal, school, job, etc. requirements.
To enroll, contact Trinity Counseling Services LLC firstname.lastname@example.org
which you would like to attend and provide your email address for the paperwork to be emailed. Upon receipt of the paperwork, payment of invoice, you will be sent the log in information and workbook.
The cost of Prime for Life/ADETS is $185 including workbook.
To enroll, be prepared to pay the full fees at enrollment. If you had your assessment elsewhere, the recommendation forms from the agency where you completed your assessment. According to NC DWI laws, a DWI assessment is valid for only months. Participants must begin attending ADETS classes within 6 months of completing the assessment. Enrolling within 6 months but starting classes later than 6 months requires a new assessment according to statutes.
Trinity Counseling Services LLC utilizes the Prime For Life program as our ADETS programs. It is the standard best-practice model that is required for DWI ADETS programs.
Alcohol and Drug Education clients can usually qualify for our 16-hour substance use education program, Prime For Life, as an alternative to attending the Drug Education School. If you have an attorney, ask if the Prime for Life program will meet your requirements. Students are able to satisfy college requirements, employees meet job requirements, DOT, etc.
State of NC DWI regulations prevents us from enrolling DWI ADETS clients without a current, valid lifetime driving record and proof of breathalyzer or blood alcohol content (BAC).
Client Release of Information
ADETS Contract Page 2
Client's Transfer Sheet
Copy of Assessment Recommendation (must be within six months)
Prefer clients to come into facility to ensure accurate documentation, however must have prior approval for online admission. Forms must be received and emailed to email@example.com Friday prior to start date.
Receipt of forms, assessment recommendation and full payment must be made and will receive documentation including log in information for virtual zoom meeting.
ASSESSMENT (cost varies depending upon client's concern, i.e., Driving While Impaired, Court-Ordered issues, etc)
In order to understand the needs of each individual client, we begin with an assessment. This consists of a questionnaire, a clinical interview with a therapist, and a urine drug screen. The therapist then develops the individual treatment plan for each client. The therapist's recommendations are discussed with the client, who also receives a copy of the Treatment Plan/Admission Contract. The assessment process is ongoing throughout the course of treatment and adjustments are made as the client progresses.
Out of State Reviews
Please read the following information regarding North Carolina DWI requirements:
When a person receives a DWI in North Carolina (no matter how far back it was), the
client is required to have a Comprehensive Substance Abuse assessment and treatment or
The assessment must be done by a state approved DWI treatment facility.
Please send a copy of the assessment and recommended treatment or education so that we can make sure it meets North Carolina requirements. The results of the assessment will determine the amount of treatment or education that the client needs. Treatment will be what your state requires If the client has more than one DWI the treatment will be adjusted by the assessing agency as to the needs of the client. The substance abuse treatment needs to be completed to satisfy North Carolina’s requirements to release the hold on license.
When client completes this treatment, North Carolina DMV requires that the facility or you to mail or fax to us a letter or certificate stating the following:
● Start date
● Completion date
● Number of hours of treatment/education completed
MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING (15 - 30 minutes )
Mental Health Screening consists of a screening tool used to help identify symptoms of depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorders, bipolar disorders and other issues such as anger, stress, grief. The therapist then establishes a need for a more comprehensive bio psycho social clinical interview with the client.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE SCREENING
Substance Abuse Screening consists of screening tool used to help identify symptoms of substance use disorders (alcohol and other drugs). This therapist then establishes a need for a more comprehensive assessment with the client.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE EVALUATION
Substance Abuse Evaluation performed by a qualified evaluator along with other supporting documents that helps determine whether driving license will be restored. Reinstatement hearing includes completion of evaluation, petitioner questionnaire, ordering of federal background check and need for three witnesses to appear.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES (Court Ordered Clients)
Trinity Counseling Services LLC offers different levels and intensities of substance abuse groups including Substance Abuse Intervention group (Short Term), focusing on identification and interruption of substance use. Attendees include Driving While Impaired, Driving With License Revoked, Underage Drinking and Driving and other court order clients.
Substance Abuse Treatment groups (Long Term) are offered throughout the week and focus on addiction as disease. Trinity Counseling Services LLC also offers Relapse Prevention groups and hosts an Trinity Counseling Services LLC Alumni group, where former clients are welcome to attend at no charge. All treatment plans are individualized and intended to meet the client where they are.