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    Family Program: Family Support and Education

    First Step Services of Raleigh provides a free substance abuse education program for families, friends and all interested parties. Family and Community Education (F.A.C.E.) helps families and concerned others learn how to deal with the effects of alcohol and drug use and abuse: learn how to effectively help the person you care about with a drug or alcohol problem. F.A.C.E. is primarily an educational program, though it does offer support for participants. This program is for the community at large, so any one who wants to attend is welcome. F.A.C.E. is for anyone interested in learning more. F.A.C.E. is not appropriate for the person using the substances, but for family, friends, and concerned others. There is never a fee for the F.A.C.E. program.

    If you’d like more information, please give us a call at 919-833-8899 or send an email to 1ststep@firststepnc (Dot) com.

    Tony Porrett, M.A., LPC, LCAS, CCS is the FACE program counselor. You may contact him directly at “tony@firststepnc(dot)com.

    F.A.C.E. is a Complimentary Family and Community Substance
    Abuse Education Program. All are Welcome!

     Every Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30 PM

    Included Topics of Discussion: Family Issues of Substance Abuse.

    • Use vs abuse vs dependence.
    • Long term effects of alcohol and drug abuse.
    • Enabling or helping?
    • Dual Disorders.
    • Legal issues (DWI, Under Age, Illegal Drugs).
    • How alcohol and drug treatment works.
    • How old is old enough to drink or use?
    • Recovery vs abstinence.
    • Why families may need recovery.
    Every Tuesday Evening 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    First Step Services Raleigh
    F.A.C.E. Program
    211 E. Six Forks Rd, Ste 116
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    Directions: Google Maps

    Call 919-833-8899 for more Information.

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    “I was initially sent to First Step for outpatient treatment after completing a 28 day program in March of 2015. I have always felt extremely comfortable with all the counselors and any treatment plans. I have been fortunate to have learned and developed several coping skills and have benefited from all of the time with groups in a few ways. Being able to find people with similar issues has been a huge plus and has helped me to realize that I am not the only person that has received help. Also, discussing the reasons for my individual issues has been a great stress relief and has taught me how to relate to others and deal with the problems at hard in other ways than relying on substances. I am aware of what I need to stay focused on sobriety and have developed skills for dealing with situations when temptation presents itself.” Anonymous


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    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.


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