Assessment, Course & Treatment (ACT) Prime For Life (PFL)

We are an approved ACT program in Lewis & Clark, Broadwater and Jefferson Counties.  The Montana Law requires individuals who are convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI), or Misdemeanor Dangerous Drugs (MDD), or Underage Drinking and Driving (UDD or .02) to complete the ACT program.

The enrollment process for the ACT program can be completed in just a few hours.  First you need to come to the outpatient office (or call for an appointment in the satellite offices) between 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and fill out the required paperwork, pay the fee, and sign up for the Prime For Life (FAQ section) program.  Please bring a copy of your court referral or citation and be prepared to sign a release of information for your lawyer or public defender or any other referral sources.

The cost for the ACT program consists of two fees. The PFL Evaluation for $300.00 and if classes are recommended the classes are $100.00. Both fees are due prior to being scheduled for service.

After enrolling into the ACT program you will attend the Prime For Life Evaluation and/or Classes.  The class consists of two six-hour classes held on the first Friday and Saturday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  PFL is a motivational intervention course used in a group setting and will, hopefully, prevent you from receiving another DUI.  It will increase your perception of risks of drug and alcohol use and assist you in developing a self-directed plan to protect what you value.  Prime For Life is on the national registry of evidenced based programs.  If you want more information about Prime for Life you can visit

The assessment or Evaluation will be with a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC). During the evaluation you will discuss alcohol or drug use history along with any other relevant information. Based on the information that is discussed and gathered the LAC will make a recommendation. If the counselor does not recommend further treatment you will be discharged complete from the program.

The following information is based on Montana’s Law.

  • Treatment is mandatory for any 2nd or subsequent offense.
  • You have the right to obtain, at your own expense, a second chemical dependency assessment if you disagree with our recommendations.
  • To request to speak with the sentencing court if you disagree with our treatment recommendations.
  • To attend a treatment facility of your choice.

You may download an Informational Brochure here.