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.
I didn’t look at myself as having a problem
"I was hesitant to start because I didn’t look at myself as having a problem when I started IOP it opened my eyes to my life it really helped me to be honest with myself an open to others. It was extremely helpful and open to others. It was extremely helpful being around others who suffered as I did and made me more willing to accept and be honest about my struggles. Counselors were great and I met so many great people and friends along the way.”
I will walk away with life-changing lessons
I came to meet Miss Phyllis because I was charged with a DWI. She was warm and didn’t make me feel ashamed. The people in group were all welcoming and shared their own struggles. The most important thing I learned by being here is how to change behaviors through thoughts and actions and by utilizing my support system. I am still processing group, even though I am exiting, and I will walk away with life-changing lessons that I learned here.
I was very nervous and had no clue to what to expect
What brought me to First Step was my DWI. Before attending my first group I was very nervous and had no clue to what to expect. My first group was very nerve racking because I get nervous talking in front of groups of people. My first impressions of the counselors were, they seemed very inviting and caring. Through check-in in my first group became a little more comfortable. I quickly realized that I was not the only one who was in for what I was in for. I learned a lot about myself and realized that there were many things within myself and around myself that I needed to change. Hearing other group members tell their stories was an eye opener to work more on myself and my education. I have appreciated everyone’s open mind and honesty. First Step is an amazing place. Thank you for everything.” Anonymous
I am glad I came
I first didn’t want to come because I didn’t think I was an alcoholic. I thought the teacher was great. Being in [ADETS] class helped me reevaluate myself and see some things I need to change to be a better person. I also was going through a tough time in my life and class helped me through that. In the end I am glad I came.
I began looking forward to my Tuesday night
"I came to First Step understanding that it was going to be required by the court for my DWI. After the first class, I began looking forward to my Tuesday night classes. It was a place where I could come and open up about stuff in a safe environment that I wouldn’t have been able to talk bout with my family. The staff were super nice and the counselor was awesome."