Botvin LifeSkills Training, Guiding Good Choices, and Prime for Life are evidence-based prevention programs designed to empower individuals with essential life skills, resilience and informed decision-making abilities.

Targeting different age groups, these programs aim to prevent substance abuse and promote positive behaviors through comprehensive approaches that include social and emotional competence, family-based strategies, and responsible decision-making skills.

The Botvin LifeSkills Training program is a substance abuse and violence prevention program. LifeSkills Training is comprehensive, dynamic, and developmentally designed to promote mental health and positive youth development. In addition to helping kids resist drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, the LifeSkills Training program also effectively supports the reduction of violence and other high-risk behaviors.

  • Elementary
  • Middle School

Guiding Good Choices teaches parents and caregivers specific actions that promote healthy development and reduce risky behavior in the teen years. Home practice and weekly family meetings build family connections and help families apply skills in real life. 


Marquette-Alger RESA offers this 5-week program to parents of youth living in the Central U.P. 

PRIME For Life is an alcohol and drug program for people of all ages. It is designed to gently but powerfully challenge the common beliefs and attitudes that directly contribute to high-risk alcohol and drug use. The program goals are to reduce the risk for health problems and impairment problems.