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    Client Experiences

    Experiences of actual First Step Services clients.

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

    I learned about myself

    The 14 weeks of group were different that I expected and pertained more toward focusing on the individual and what may have brought about the reasons for substance abuse. I learned about myself, what I valve, what self-esteem issues I have and how to work on things that would improve my path forward. I found the counselors to be very positive, helpful, and non-judgmental. It was overall, a good experience at First Step.

    I was nervous at first because I had tried treatment before

    “I was nervous at first because I had tried treatment before in Greenville but it didn’t feel like it and felt this program would be helpful. I think First Step is very organized and professional. I have learned somethings about myself since being here. I think I am having more of an understanding about why I started using in the first place. I believe the staff is very knowledgeable about addiction. Especially, Holly she always seems to have a way of explaining things in basic terms making it easy to understand and relate to my own thoughts and beliefs. I don’t know how this program would have helped me if I was working but the times offered were easy to work out and I was able to attend easily.” Anonymous

    I am happy I called First Step

    “I had never been to anything like this before but even though I didn’t know what to expect. I found it very welcoming hearing from other people it’s what has helped me the most and also the talk from the guest speaker had the greatest impact. I came looking for the power to control alcohol and never getting to the point of abuse again and I have learned a lot of tools on how to say no and what to expect and that it is just as important to be mindful of your surroundings. Sometimes it is better to just not be there at all. I leave with a very positive attitude and I am happy I called First Step.”

    The counselors were great, helpful, respectful, and understood

    DWI brought me here. The counselors were great, helpful, respectful, and understood where you're coming from. The group was good, no judgment which makes you feel good. Made me feel like I wasn't alone. I tend to be co-dependent. No more drinking – not a lifestyle.

    I have to say this was a life changing experience

    “I have to say this was a life changing experience. I have learned a lot on how alcohol hurts and affects your body in the long-hall. There is so many things that I thought I knew, but clearly did not. It was also helpful that Tonya was very nice and wasn’t judgmental, as were others in group. I’m just very glad to get this information to carry along with me for the times to come.”

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    Not sure what to expect. I was referred here by Mr. Woodall (Johnston Counseling Services) in Smithfield as he said there weren't any places he'd recommend in the Johnston County area. So I had high hopes of treating a Rx addiction. Turns out I had an alcohol & weed problem as well. My first night

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