PRIME For Life

PRIME For Life is a program designed to gently but powerfully challenge common beliefs and attitudes that directly contribute to high-risk alcohol and drug use. The content, process and sequence of PRIME For Life are carefully developed to achieve both prevention and intervention goals. The program goals are:

  • to reduce problems caused by high-risk drinking or drug use;
  • to reduce the risk for long-term health problems and short-term impairment problems;
  • to help people successfully protect the things they value.

Using persuasion-based teaching, instructors use a variety of teaching approaches, including interactive presentation and small group discussion. Participants use workbooks throughout the course to complete a number of individual and group activities. Material is presented using a DVD platform with animation, full-motion video clips, and audio clips to enhance the presentation. Furman’s judicial officers may sanction students found responsible for violating Furman’s alcohol and/or drug policies to attend this six-hour workshop. This workshop is also excellent as a preventive educational tool for student organizations (athletes, fraternities, sororities, etc.).

Risk Management

The Risk Management program is a specialized program dedicated to the prevention, remediation and treatment of problems associated with the illegal or harmful use of alcohol and/or other drugs. The program validates the student’s right to choose and gain maturity while facing the positive or negative consequences of their choices. The goals are as follows:

  • Understand the effect of Alcohol & Drugs.
  • Discuss Furman’s Alcohol & Drug Policy.
  • Understand SC Alcohol & Drug laws.
  • Learn how to manage confrontational situations.
  • General Risk Management

Student Organization Risk Management

Furman requires all student organizations that host events with alcohol adhere to university risk management policies.


AlcoholEdu for College is an online prevention program that helps students make decisions about alcohol and deal with the behaviors of peers.