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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 and quality of care expected by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, CARF, Social Work Licensure Board, Professional Counselor Licensure Board, NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board, NC DWI Services, among others.

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    A Brief History of First Step Services LLC

    A Brief History of First Step Services LLC

    First Step was originated by Henry Tarkington in 2001, in Garner, NC as a single-therapist practice. In
    The Greatest Gifts

    The Greatest Gifts

    Season's Greetings! We hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday season. On that note you
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    “I came to First Step to complete the needed counseling for reinstatement of my license in R.I. At first I was angry because what I had done [prior to First Step] wasn’t accepted [by the state of Rhode Island). After my first group I realized that I really could get something out of this. The […]

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