Prime for Life 18 and older

  • Upcoming class dates:

    • January 4 & 5 (3:30 PM – 6:00 PM)
    • January 24 & 25 (3:30 PM – 6:00 PM)
    • February 15 & 16 (3:30 PM – 6:00 PM)


Schedule Training/ More Information
  • Trainings available every Monday, 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM

  • Server Training Cost: $20

    • To on-site, off-site and special event (festivals, wedding venues) licensees in northern Michigan.
    • Pricing varies in other locations.
  • Contact Lynda Rutkowski for other training times & locations.

About our trainings…

Prime for Life (ages 12-17 years)

Catholic Human Services/Up North Prevention is offering Prime for Life virtually this school year for any students/clients you would like to refer.  Prime for Life is an evidence-based program with demonstrated success in significantly altering attitudes, increasing abstinence and reducing high-risk drinking and drug use from early teen years through adulthood.

Prime for Life is designed to change drinking and drug use behaviors by changing:
·      Beliefs
·      Attitudes
·      Perception of risk
·      Motivation
·      Knowledge

Prime for Life is free of charge to students ages 12-17 in Northern Michigan by certified instructors.  This substance use prevention program is offered twice a month and will be conducted virtually via ZOOM in two 2 ½ hour sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays ( second week of the month and fourth week of the month) two separate  classes, 3:30-6:00 pm.  Each student must be present and complete each of the 2 ½ hour sessions ( 5 hours total) to successfully complete the program.   ( A class will only be held if we have a minimum of 3 youth participating- if required number of participants is not meet the youth will be placed in the next occurring class.)

To participate in the class, the student would need access to a computer with a camera and audio capability, as well as a Wifi connection to connect to Zoom.

If you need additional information, have any questions or would like to register a child for a class, please contact Up North Prevention at  989-356-6385.


Catholic Human Services/Up North Prevention is offering Naloxone training virtually for any who are interested. Those who may benefit from this instruction may include direct health care workers, counselors, people who use prescription opioid pain killers, people who struggle with Opioid Use Disorder, and anyone who may be in contact with who may be at risk for overdose.

Naloxone is a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. This training teaches the signs of an opioid overdose, the proper steps to take, and the proper administration of naloxone.

This training is free to those ages 18 and up in Northern Michigan.  To participate in the class, the attendee will need to have access to a computer with a camera and audio capability, as well as an internet connection to connect with Zoom.

If you need additional information, have any questions, or would like to register for a class, please contact Up North Prevention at (989) 356-6385.

TIPS® Training

Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS®) is the global leader in education and training for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol.  Proven effective by third-party studies, TIPS® is a skills-based training program that is designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking and drunk driving.

Over the past 35 years, TIPS® has certified over 4 million participants and trainers.  TIPS® training is conducted in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and in over 50 different countries.  Join the thousands of businesses and organizations that already enjoy the benefits of TIPS®.

Benefits of TIPS® Training:

  • Minimize property damage caused by intoxicated patrons​
  • Protect your bottom line​
  • Maintain legal protection and regulatory compliance​
  • Receive insurance discounts​
  • Enhance community standing​
  • Reduce human tragedy resulting from drunk driving​
  • Help employees avoid serving alcohol to minors or intoxicated patrons​
  • Enhance skills of your employees who in turn offer improved services to your customers

To schedule a training or if you would like more information, please click on the ‘Schedule a training’ button above.​