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    “I came here to do an assessment to get my license back. When I first came I was not looking forward to doing this but, after I came and got to know the instructors “who were great” and got to talk and sharing with the other people in the class, I actually liked coming. The instructors were great to work with. The other people that was in the group was good to be around.” Anonymous

    All Prime For Life and ADETS participants must enroll at First Step. There are only 20 spaces allowed for each session and it is on a first come, first served basis. Clients who do not have an NC DWI may also take the 16 hour educational Prime For Life program for a variety of needs and to meet any legal, school, job, etc. requirements. Call First Step Services for more information.

    Prime for Life /ADETS classes sell out quickly. To enroll, contact the First Step facility which you would like to attend and schedule an enrollment session. The cost of Prime for Life / ADETS for NC DWI participants is $160 per session. The cost for non-NC DWI participants may be slightly higher due to the cost of materials only. The State DWI office receives fees from all ADETS and DWI providers to offset some of the cost of the materials for NC DWI (508) clients only. There is never a cost to the taxpayer for any materials or services provided by First Step Services, LLC.

    To enroll, be prepared to pay the fees and bring the recommendation forms from the agency that completed your assessment, if assessed elsewhere. According to NC DWI laws, an assessment is only valid for 6 months. Participants must actually begin attending the ADETS classes within 6 months of completing the assessment. Enrolling within 6 months but starting classes later than 6 months still requires a new assessment according to statutes. The State of NC is very strict on the 6 month rule. All completion documents for DMV will be rejected by the State if attendance starts even 1 day after the 6 months.

    First Step Services, LLC utilizes the Prime For Life program as our ADETS programs. It is a verified best-practice model that is required for the State of NC DWI ADETS programs.

    At our Durham facility, Drug and Substance Abuse Education clients may qualify for our Prime For Life program as an alternative to attending the Drug Education School. Also, the standard Drug Education provided by First Step will consist of four 2 1/2 hour groups, scheduled for to be completed in one week. Our 10 hour Drug and Substance Abuse Education program is available for offenders who are required to attend by the courts and for other purposes. For more information, call (919) 419-0229.

    State of NC DWI regulations prevent us from enrolling DWI ADETS clients without a current, valid Lifetime Driving Record and proof of Breathalyzer or Blood Alcohol Content (BAC).  State Law allows no exceptions! Make sure we have your driving record and BAC before enrolling in the class.

    “This class provided lots of new information to me about Risk Factors contributing to Substance/Alcohol Abuse. Our Instructor did a good job of making the group relavent to real life. The conversations in the Group were great with a very high participation rate from the whole group.” Anonymous

    ADETS FEES = $160.00 (NO TAX)
    PRIME FOR LIFE FEES = $185.00 (NO TAX)


    VIP – Victim Impact Panel session meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 9:30. The cost is $50. Call our Raleigh office for more information. The VIP session meets DWI requirements for most states and is beneficial for all who attend, DWI offenders and interested others.

    “My DWI is what brought me to First Step. It was an eye opener. I believe it has changed me for the better. My first impressions of First Step were it was a welcoming environment people shared why they were here. As my time here passed I learned a lot about myself through others. This place has people from all walks of life and we all battle some form of addiction. The counselors were great. I’ve enjoyed this experience and believe it will continue to help me in the future when faced with difficult decisions. I just want to thank you both for all your help and support!” Anonymous

    2015 ADETS Schedules:

    Cary NC – ADETS Schedule Download.
    Schedule file has been Updated.
    Garner NC – ADETS Schedule Download.
    Schedule file has been Updated.

    Cary NC ADETS Schedules

    First Step Services of Cary
    128 Quade Drive
    Cary, NC 27513
    Phone: (919) 651-8349 Fax: 919-651-0113


    Cary NC –
    2015 ADETS Schedule

    October 2015
    October 13th Tuesday, 5:30 to 9 pm
    October 14th Wednesday, 6 pm to 9 pm
    October 16th Friday, 6 pm to 9 pm
    October 17th Saturday, 9 am to Noon
    October 18th Sunday, 9 am to 12:30 pm

    November 2015
    November 17th Tuesday, 5:30 to 9 pm
    November 18th Wednesday, 6 pm to 9 pm
    November 20th Friday, 6 pm to 9 pm
    November 21st Saturday, 9 am to Noon
    November 22nd Sunday, 9 am to 12:30 pm

    December 2015
    December 15th Tuesday, 5:30 to 9 pm
    December 16th Wednesday, 6 pm to 9 pm
    December 18th Friday, 6 pm to 9 pm
    December 19th Saturday, 9 am to Noon
    December 20th Sunday, 9 am to 12:30 pm

    Garner office building

    Garner NC -2015 ADETS Schedule

    October 2015

    Friday October 23, 2015       5:30pm – 9:00pm
    Saturday October 24, 2015     9:00am – 12:00pm
    Sunday October 25, 2015       9:00am – 12:00pm
    Friday October 30, 2015       6:00pm – 9:00pm
    Saturday October 31, 2015     9:00am – 12:30pm

    Durham NC ADETS Program

    First Step Services of Durham
    3329 Chapel Hill Blvd, Suite 201
    Durham, NC 27707
    Phone: (919) 419-0229   Fax: (919) 490-3708

    Durham NC –
    2015 ADETS Schedule

    October 2015
    Friday, October 2, 2015              5:30pm-9:00 p.m.
    Saturday, October 3, 2015            9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Sunday, October 4, 2015              9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Friday, October 9, 2015              6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
    Saturday, October 10, 2015           9:00 am- 12:30 pm

    November 2015
    Friday, November 6, 2015            5:30 pm-9:00 pm
    Saturday, November 7, 2015         9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Sunday, November 8, 2015           9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Friday, November 13, 2015           6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
    Saturday, November 14, 2015        9:00 am- 12:30 pm

    December 2015
    Friday, December 4, 2015             5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Saturday, December 5, 2015           9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Sunday, December 6, 2015             9:00 am- 12:00 pm
    Friday, December 11, 2015            6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
    Saturday, December 12, 2015          9:00 am- 12:30 pm

    Raleigh ADETS Program

    First Step Services of Raleigh
    211 E. Six Forks Road, Ste. 117
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    Phone: (919) 833-8899  Fax: (919) 833-8894

    Raleigh NC –
    ADETS Schedule 2015

    October 2015
    Friday October 9, 2015           5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Saturday October 10, 0215        9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Sunday October 11, 2015          9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Friday October 16, 2015          6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Saturday October 17, 2015        9:00 am– 12:30 pm

    November 2015
    Friday November 13, 2015         5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Saturday November 14, 2015    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    November 15, 2015                9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Friday November 20, 2015        6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Saturday November 21, 2015    9:00 am – 12:30 pm

    December 2015
    Friday December 11, 2015         5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Saturday December 12, 2015    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Sunday December 13, 2015       9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Friday December 18, 2015        6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Saturday December 19, 2015     9:00 am – 12:30 pm

    “After struggling with alcohol for a number of years and getting another DWI, I went back to First Step again for treatment. Initially, I was angry but after a couple of sessions and meeting some now people along with Bill and Joanne, I started to feel comfortable. The most important thing I learned was how to be aware and recognize potential situations, triggers and how to make an exit plan instead of submitting to the addiction. I also learned to understand and what to expect out of my body, physically and emotionally so I could expect and prepare for it instead of a relapse. Overall, I feel I learned a lot and gained useful tools and tricks as well as gained a few valuable friendships to continue down the road of sobriety.” Anonymous


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