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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.

    “My initial impression of group was it was a total waste of time and money because I don’t have a drinking problem, My first impression of he counselor was why do she like to talk about feelings so much me being a guy I really hated it, but as of today I completely understand her approach and her logic it has been really helpful in understanding myself and my triggers, the most helpful part of group was helping me understand my triggers. I really appreciate everything this treatment has to offer.” Anonymous



    Aftercare From Inpatient, Residential & Hospital Programs

    Aftercare From Inpatient, Residential & Hospital Programs

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    NC DWI Offenses

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  • Client Experiences

    “I came to First Step, initially to get my license back due to a DUI. At first I was slightly apprehensive about the process but quickly came to realize that this program was more about helping the individual with their Drug of Choice, rather than preaching about how drugs/alcohol are bad. I never felt like

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