On being strong: "The tests can be harder than one imagined. But they are necessary in order to learn. And each of them brings us closer to the realizations of or dreams." Paulo Coelho- The Manual of the Warrior of Light
Life is something that is just going to happen to each of us. There are go... read more
Sometimes we can feel that there is no end to the recovery process. We begin looking for inspiration and people around us who have found peace and happiness in their recovery. Sometimes we look for a good book that we feel we can relate to or even connect with.
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For most of human history it has been thought it is possible to go beyond simple consciousness. Chemicals that help alter the minds and how the world is perceived has played an avid role in the search of going beyond consciousness. However, there are also some people that use chemicals to reduce a p... read more
Sizzurp? Purple Drank? There are many songs on the radio that lead us to question what we or our teenagers are listening to. The question here is about “Sizzurp” or “purple drank” that keeps getting brought up in songs. These two street names are for a drink that contains soda & can... read more
Sometimes we can feel that there is no end to the recovery process. We begin
The counselors were great and very open minded because everyone has a different situation. Overall it was a great experience; I would want to comeback but only to visit!
I came into this group somewhat resentful… After just my first meeting I actually went home feeling good and eager to talk about my visit. I learned a lot about myself and I am very grateful to Jessie and First Step Services.
I’ve learned a lot in this group and glad it was now and not later.
I learned that I have more to offer than I previously thought. Also that I can share comfortably in a group setting; in the end I enjoyed going to these meetings.
The counselors and the group recognized I deal with a dual diagnosis and provided the support I need to recover. The genuine concern I received from the counselors and the group has helped me identify the issues and then work on overcoming them. As I continue healing by participating in group and seeing Holly for […]
Though WTC (Wilmington Treatment Center) put me on the right track to deal with my alcoholism, the treatment didn’t go beyond that to help me deal with my depression. When I came to First Step I had to deal with my depression and alcoholism.
The treatment helped me a lot and made me feel good every night I left. The Counselors were great and I hope to stay on the same road I’m on now.
I value my family, my friends, and the air I breathe. My treatment here at First Step has been that of support and caring. I am very grateful to all of my counselors here at First Step. KD
I have been directly affected in more ways than I am able to explain. Thanks for the support, and I appreciate what each of you has done for me.
I came into this program after getting in trouble at school. My first day of coming in I picked a nice seat in the corner, crossed my arms and tried to be invisible. I didn’t think this program would help me in any way, shape, or form. I just wanted to go through the motions […]