The Prime-for-Life group teaches students the difference between responsible use of alcohol and irresponsible or dangerous use. It is designed to help students make appropriate choices about alcohol or other drugs during their university experience. Issues such as abstinence, social use, driving while impaired, the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs, and potential consequences of irresponsible behavior are explored and discussed.
The Prime-for-Life Group may be mandated for students who break the Francis Marion University Alcohol and Other Drug Policy. Students are charged for a workbook used in the group, but the group itself is free to students. The cost of the workbook is $15.00. The group is open to all FMU students and typically runs twice per semester.
For students who are convicted of a legal violation, i.e., Driving Under the Influence (DUI), the Prime-for-Life Group may be approved by the courts for Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI). Please contact the group coordinator, Yulaundra Heyward, for more information (843-661-1842).