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  • Services

    Alcohol & Drug Assessment

    If you, or someone you care about, is concerned with your alcohol or drug use, you may receive a substance abuse assessment at absolutely no charge. There is no obligation of any kind.

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    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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    NC DWI Assessment

    A DWI Substance Abuse Assessment is required of everyone who is convicted of Driving While Impaired in the state of North Carolina. You can not receive a Limited Driving Privilege without a DWI Assessment."

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  • Adolescent Outpatient Programs

    First Step Services’ Adolescent General Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for teens includes Monday and Thursday evening IOP groups and a Wednesday night Family & Youth/Multi-Family treatment group. The Wednesday group includes both the identified substance user and his/her family in group therapy session.

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  • Take the First Step…

    Our Vision:

    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.

    First Step Services, LLC’s mission is to provide community-based substance abuse and mental health related services to persons served and their families throughout the Triangle region of North Carolina. We recognize our responsibility to maintain the highest standards of quality services and care through the employment, retention and promotion of staff who demonstrate an attitude of service excellence and a commitment to all aspects of the First Step mission. We strive to provide an environment conducive to personal and professional growth for our employees, a setting for community/ research and teaching, and a “patient first” attitude toward the day-to-day conduct of our business.

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

  • Blog

    Trust the Process

    Trust the Process

    If someone has been in recovery and 12 Step meetings enough they have heard peers
    Chill-Out

    Chill-Out

    Sometimes a person just needs a moment to stop thinking or reacting and chill-out. At
  • Client Experiences

    My treatment was court and DMV mandated, but I talk to a few counseling centers before I decided to follow through with First Step. From the beginning I loved how accommodation everyone has been. Of course, I waited until the end to complete everything, but you all got me in for my assessment ASAP and […]

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