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    Client Experiences

    Experiences of First Step Services clients.

    ** This Page Randomly shows ‘Client Experiences’ from our large database of anonymous Client Experiences, unedited, as written by clients themselves.

    This program saw me as a person

    I was brought to First Step by a traffic ticket where my car smelled marijuana. Since that day this program saw me as a person by not only “Giving me thought about how marijuana hinders my life goals, hurt trust in relationships, and hurts me financially” by discussing the issues to my abuse and teaching me to cope in alterative, healthy ways. This program has improved me as a person in almost every way.

    First Step is a great name for this program

    First Step is a great name for this program. It has been the first step in my reevaluation of myself and in taking new steps to continue my progress as a man. I was able to release stress and get advice on my life issues. I felt welcomed and encouraged to let it go, and with all sincerity Ms. Kirby is a blessing. It seems as if she cares, which makes it easier to accept and identify your problems. I will use the tools learned here to make better decisions.

    I thought I wasn’t going to like the treatment

    A bad choice brought me here at First Step I thought I wasn’t going to like the treatment. The counselors were very interesting and fun. Really changed my mind and made it fun. Participation was key to everything if not treatment were going to be boring and not as helpful. I will definitely think twice about the choices I make now.

    Very low point in my life

    "I was forced to come here after a domestic dispute with my husband. It was a very low point in my life. My first few meetings I was bitter I had to be here, but I decided to try make the best of it overtime. I realized I could use the information in group and apply it to my life. I met a lot of great people along the way. It was a humbling experience and unforgettable one.”

    I came to First Step for possession of marijuana

    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 I want to do, stay sober. This program has helped me realize a risky situation and learn how to deal with it if I'm already in the situation.


    Aftercare from Inpatient, Residential & Hospital Programs

    Aftercare from Inpatient, Residential & Hospital Programs

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    NC DWI Offenses

    NC DWI Offenses

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  • Client Experiences

    This program was very enlightening for me. The fact that you are put in a group that is so diverse in required treatment is also a plus because the experiences to lessons learned by various group members becomes more diverse & the group members can therefore take more away from each meeting.

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