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    “The First Step program helped me to be more thoughtful of other people’s feelings and their safety while driving under the influence on the highway. The program I think is great and I think the counselors are really concerned about each individual.” Anonymous

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

    The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has awarded First Step Services, LLC  CARF National Accreditation to all 4 locations.

    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.

    “This was my second attempt to get my nursing license back after a relapse in 2009. Aftercare was something required by the NCBON prior to getting my license back. I called First Step after finding the number online and spoke with counselor for an interview assessment. I attended IOP briefly I was sent to aftercare (my sobriety date is June 2009). I loved all the counselors and aftercare was just what I needed to be able to talk with other nurses in my same position. Wonda, was a wonderful counselor-if I didn’t already have a sponsor, I would beg her to be mine!” Anonymous



    Aftercare from Inpatient, Residential & Hospital Programs

    Aftercare from Inpatient, Residential & Hospital Programs

    An aftercare program provides ongoing support and services as people go through life changes post
    NC DWI Offenses

    NC DWI Offenses

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    I came to First Step for a possession of marijuana charge. I didn't really want to be here, but then I got a DWI. The DWI really opened my eyes to what my life has become. It made me realize that sober life is the best life. This has helped me realize this is what

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