• Every great journey begins with a First Step!
    • Drug and Alcohol Counseling
    • Aftercare From Inpatient, Residential & Hospital Programs
    • Take the First Step to Alcohol Recovery
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    • 4 Convenient NC Locations
  • Services

    Alcohol & Drug Counseling

    First Step Services offers Alcohol and Drug Counseling Groups. Participants come to First Step for a variety of reasons. Groups include people who choose to receive services because they have become uncomfortable with their drug use.

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    Outpatient Treatment

    First Step provides Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) at all our locations. IOP by definition is an outpatient counseling group that meets for 3 hours, no less than 3 times per week.

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    Professionals Program

    Our Professionals Program is specifically designed for professionals in need of long term recovery support and progress reports. Our featured Professionals Program provides structured aftercare and continuing care group therapy at our Raleigh and Durham facilities.

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    Adolescent Services

    First Step Services of Raleigh’s Adolescent Substance Abuse Outpatient Program (IOP) for teens includes IOP groups and Family & Youth/Multi-Family treatment groups. Call us today!

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    DWI Assessment

    Fully licensed to assist you with your assessment in a professional, confidential and timely manner. First Step will often complete an assessment the day you call. Call us today!

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    NC DOT SAP Evaluations

    DOT Substance Abuse Professional Evaluations are provided for people who have CDLs or are in a job that is regulated by or follows the rules of the Federal Department of Transportation.

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  • Our Vision:

    family served by First Step Services LLC

    First Step Services, LLC strives to be a best practice substance abuse and mental health outpatient care provider to the community by integrating comprehensive outpatient care services through a single point of access, by utilizing clinical expertise and by exhibiting outstanding service excellence.

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    CARF Accredited We are in network with most insurance companies.
  • Take the First Step with us.

    Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center NC

    First Step NC is drug and treatment alcohol center in NC offering Intensive Outpatient Program. We specialize in continuing care and aftercare for patients stepping down from inpatient, residential, and hospital programs across the country.

    Licensed by the State of North Carolina, we are a single point of access for a comprehensive range of outpatient services. We have ongoing relationships with facilities with 30-90 day inpatient programs and hospitals providing short-term detox services. Many patients come to us after having completed any of these treatments.

    We provide intensive group counseling, family counseling, and individual counseling and other services as needed, such as Drug & Alcohol Counseling, Adolescent Services, DWI Assessment, NC DWI Process and ND DWI Offense.

    With our help, you can take steps toward recovery while transitioning back to your old lifestyle, helping you return to work, go home to your family, and be part of the community again.

    Why First Step?

    We consider your needs first. You can rely on us to serve you in the most professional, confidential, and timely manner possible. We usually complete an assessment on the day you reach out to us. We pride ourselves with our convenient locations, affordable prices, and a good relationship with the local community and different offices, including EAPs, attorneys, and medical facilities.

    With locations in Raleigh, Durham, Garner, and Cary, First Step NC strives to be a leading alcohol and drug rehab center in North Carolina for our high-quality service and care.

    Take the first step by getting in touch with us today.

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    First Step Services has 4 Convenient NC Locations:
    Raleigh: (919) 833-8899
    Cary: (919) 651-8349
    Garner: (919) 329-9400
    Durham: (919) 419-0229

  • Blog

    NC DWI Process: Charge, conviction, restoration of license

    NC DWI Process: Charge, conviction, restoration of license

    “I came to treatment on my 2nd DWI charge, pre-trial, and I have enjoyed it.
    Substance Use and the Recovering Family

    Substance Use and the Recovering Family

    Substance Use and the Recovering Family:  The longer alcohol and drug users abuse drugs or
  • Client Experiences

    My first two meetings were with Raymond, and he was very kind and helpful. My group counselor actually made me want to come to group each week. The topics that we discussed each week were helpful and interesting. I learned more than I expected. The most impactful groups for me were stages of change, defense


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