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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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    Never Give Up

    Never Give Up

    Winston Churchill had an excellent quote
    Alcoholism: Treating it like it is a Real Disease and Not Just a Problem

    Alcoholism: Treating it like it is a Real Disease and Not Just a Problem

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  • My treatment has been beneficial for me at First Step. My DUI brought me to First Step and I had to look at the triggers that caused me to make the decisions. I realized through these sessions what my triggers are and how to deal with them.

    YL
    Cary

    My experience at First Step was absolutely wonderful. I learned more about myself than I had my whole adult life. Our group counselor, Holly, did a fantastic job facilitating the meetings, and no matter what activity or discussion we had, I never left without feeling enlightened and fulfilled.

    Anonymous
    Raleigh

    I love First Step. I would definitely recommend it to a fellow addict in need. Also the family night portion was very helpful with me and my family. We learned how to have a healthier and happy relationship for all of us. Thank you First Step!

    CM

    When I first came in this group I felt like I didn’t really care, but when I came more, I became excited about this group.

    PK
    Garner

    I’m not happy with the situation (that caused me to need treatment) but I’m glad it happened because I’m realizing early enough in my life that I need to be careful with my decisions and use my tools gained from group to keep my life on track.

    LM
    Garner

    The counselors did an outstanding job of lesson planning and their work should be commended. I can now walk into the world with a greater purpose and I will continue to fight for the things that I believe in and will continue practice abstaining for all substances.

    Anonymous
    Cary

    I learned I have a lot to live for and that as long as I know right from wrong and learn from mistakes I can be successful. Thank you for helping me reaches my goal. A costly one that was worth it.

    Anonymous

    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 […]

    Anonymous Former Adolescent Program Patient

    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

    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

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