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    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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    First Step Services, LLC provides Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment services and Intensive Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counseling for Adults, Adolescents and Families both in individual and group settings. Our counseling services include Adult, Teen and Family Substance Abuse Counseling Groups. First Step also provides services for persons requesting outpatient substance abuse treatment and counseling, including, but not limited to, NC DWI assessments and counseling.

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

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  • Blog

    Blind Faith

    Blind Faith

    Life is something that we cannot always predict because it is constantly changing and different

    Substance Abuse and Responsibility  

    Substance Abuse and Responsibility  

    Have you ever had the feeling that addicts act like they are still 14 years
  • What brought me to First Step was drinking and driving and being arrested twice. My first impression was that I wouldn’t learn anything and that I would hate it. What I thought was helpful was listening to others and their stories and how they handled their situations, they helped me reduce the want of alcohol […]

    Anonymous

    My first thought of treatment consisted of being nervous and not sure of what to expect. Shortly after beginning group I realized that everyone has similar issues but come from a variety of paths in life. I quickly felt in place as I realized that everyone pulled together to give positive feedback. My favorite group […]

    Anonymous

    Like everyone else that I have heard say I thought this class was going to be boring and a waste of time; but as I got into group and learned people and got comfortable. I was able to talk and share and really started to enjoy thanks to Tonya and Jessie. You guys were really […]

    Anonymous

    First Step is a great place to come to; to receive an assessment and treatment. The group sessions were very helpful in understanding the problems that arise from the substance abuse. The entire staff was very understanding and helpful. I would highly recommend First Step to anyone.

    Anonymous

    I came to First Step for a DWI. Even though I was very nervous and frustrated about having to attend group, I believe that it is a great tool put in place whether you are an alcoholic or drink socially sometimes. Personally, I have learned ways to deal with stress, how to communicate with others […]

    Anonymous

    What brought me to First Step I was smoking weed. The first time in group I didn’t know what to think, but I really enjoyed everything that I’ve gotten from First Step. I would just like to say that this group has helped me out a lot. It has opened my eyes to so many […]

    Anonymous

    Group has honestly helped me deal with my issues. I came here for a DUI, but failed a drug test and realized I needed help with other issues. I know I have upset Cynthia and Phyllis about things. I’m truly sorry you both have helped me in many ways. I have learned to say no […]

    Anonymous

    First Step was Awesome! This is the third treatment cent I’ve been to and was by far the best First Step doesn’t try to shove anything down your throat; they leave information on the table and allow you to take it yourself. I think that helps people open up. Neither Cynthia nor Phyllis views us […]

    Anonymous

    I received information with a list of possible providers to contact for assistance with getting an assessment. Initially, I felt embarrassed for even having to call and say that I had a DWI – my first and LAST one. Looking down the list, I chose to examine those closest to my home in driving distance. […]

    Anonymous

    What brought me here to First Step was the use of weed. I failed a pre-drug screen with my CDL’s which cause me to take the classes to get my CDL’s back. I had no idea of what to expect my first day of group but it was great. During my time attending groups, I […]

    Anonymous

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