(406) 422-4828

By Appointment Only
Walk-in Hours: Tuesday - Friday • 12pm - 5pm

Prime for Life Provider

We are a state of Montana approved site for Prime for Life (PEL) or Assessment, Course and Treatment (ACT) Class. This is a court ordered service for individuals convicted of:

  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or other Drugs
  • Misdemeanor Possession of Dangerous Drug or Drug Paraphernalia

The Prime For Life course is an evidenced-based prevention and intervention program. The course helps people learn to reduce their risks of alcohol and drug relates problems thought life.

Class Details


The fee is $325. This fee includes the 12 hour class and assessment. $25 discount if paid in full cash or check. We can also bill your insurance for you to be reimbursed for the assessment portion. Minimum $175 to enroll and reserve a spot. The balance is due at the completion of the course. There will be no court notification of completion until fee is paid in full.

We have a NO REFUND policy.


Instar Community Services
1824 N Last Chance Gulch
Sharbono Building 2nd Floor
Helena, MT 59601


3rd weekend of the month
Saturday and Sunday from 9AM-3PM.
You will also need to schedule an evaluation.

How to Register

You can register by coming into the clinic to complete paperwork, pay your fee, and make an appointment for your assessment with a licensed addiction counselor which is a court requirement. Please bring a copy of your court order referral or citation as it will be needed upon completion of the course. A release of information will need to be signed for the court and/or your legal counsel.


Treatment is mandatory for any 2nd or subsequent offense upon completion of the Prime For Life including one year monthly monitoring from date of entering the treatment program.

Please inform yourself with Montana Annotated Code DUI Laws:
Montana Code Annotated 2017
Title 61. Motor Vehicles
Chapter 8. Traffic Regulation
Part 4. Part 7. Driving Under Influence of Alcohol or Drugs