• Every great journey begins with a First Step!
  • banner

    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 treatment program is a great resource for the community

    This treatment program is a great resource for the community. During my treatment period you made a safe and professional environment for me to discuss and process anything I needed. In particular I enjoyed the instant feedback from professional counselors during group. We were all able to share experiences and hope regardless of length of sobriety, affiliation or status.

     

    It's very helpful for me to be in group with others that may have more wreckage than I do, and most helpful to me if there is a way I can help them see there is a way to have a great, fulfilling life in sobriety.

     

    Thank you for being here – for all of us!

    First Step treatment was invoking

    For me, First Step treatment was invoking. Although my life has changed dramatically in the last two years due to life choices of my own knowledge is good. Getting to know your down-falls on what’s happening to you can be important. The counselors at First Step have been extremely helpful. They seem to genuinely believe in the cause and seem to know who they are talking to. Looking inward and getting to know yourself and checking in on yourself and your motives for doing things is helpful and these groups give you tips to do that.

    Great counselors and staff

    I had a comfortable experience due to the great counselors and staff. They made it a comfortable group setting which allowed me to open up about life outside of the DUI, which brought me here. They helped give me the tools to be smarter when I decide to have a drink.

    I am forever in debt to my counselor’s and First Step

    I learned a lot through First Step. I learned about triggers, stressors, pathways that lead to addiction, and ways to negate all of those. When I first attended groups I was guarded and did not know what to expect. As time went on I became more comfortable and opened up about my life and situations I have been through now. First Step has helped me with more than just conquering the marijuana issue I previously had, I’ve learned about how to handle family situations and how to better myself as an upstanding, law abiding citizen. I am confident that I will never get in trouble again and I owe a lot of it through the services of First Step. My mind set is one hundred times different/ better than it was when I first came to group. My counselors have really educated me on life, struggles, trials, tribulations, addictions, abuse, and how to stay positive. I am forever in debt to my counselor’s and First Step. I am glad to say my life as a whole is headed in the right direction.

    First impressions was it needed to be about me

    "First impressions was it needed to be about me and I truly cared about getting better. As time passed I learned and tried to help others- this in turn helped me. I realized my counselor had a great way of getting everyone involved and the group would not totally depend on her but evolved around the topics she discussed. No TV, it was great and I will truly miss all of the people I have come in contact with.”

    Blog

    NC DWI Process: Charge, conviction, restoration of license

    NC DWI Process: Charge, conviction, restoration of license

    What happens when I get a DWI charge and conviction? How do I get my
    Substance Use and the Recovering Family

    Substance Use and the Recovering Family

    Substance Use and the Recovering Family:  The longer alcohol and drug users abuse drugs or
  • Client Experiences

    My initial thought about First Step was that I would just get through and be done with it. I started to learn more about my addiction and ways to help it. Listening to others stories and the guidance from the counselors helped me learn ways to cope with stress, anxiety and emotions in a better,

  • Read All Testimonials