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    CARF Accredited

    For the best services, only choose CARF accredited outpatient substance abuse treatment programs.

    The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has awarded First Step Services, LLC  CARF National Accreditation to all 4 locations.
    This accreditation demonstrates that First Step Services holds themselves accountable to the highest standards in the industry. CARF is considered the gold standard and premiere accrediting body for rehabilitation programs. It is  a voluntary  accreditation process, which means that organizations seeking the accreditation spend their own time and money to undergo the in-depth assessment in order to meet the organization’s stringent standards

    First Step is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, ensuring not only the highest quality of care, but adherence to the highest core values and codes of ethics.

    We strictly adhere to Codes of Ethics expected by the NC DHHS, CARF, Social Work Licensure Board, Professional Counselor Licensure Board, NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board, among others.

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    Book Corner: Books on Twelve Step Programs

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    Go Forward and Shine, do a little work in their recovery to get there!

    Go Forward and Shine, do a little work in their recovery to get there!

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  • 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

    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!

    Anonymous

    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.

    Anonymous
    Raleigh

    I’ve learned a lot in this group and glad it was now and not later.

    JT

    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.

    JB

    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 […]

    Anonymous

    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.

    Anonymous

    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.

    SD

    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

    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.

    MV

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