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    First Step Services of Garner
    1418 Aversboro Rd. Suite 201
    Garner, NC 27529

    Phone: (919) 329-9400
    Fax: (919) 329-9487

    Directions: Google Maps

    1418 AVERSBORO ROAD, Suite 201, GARNER, NC 

    First Step Services, LLC originated in Garner, with one employee. From Garner, we have grown into four convenient facilities with our home office at 211 E. Six Forks Rd, Raleigh.  Our Garner Facility offers outpatient substance abuse treatment, Intensive Outpatient, ADETS and Prime For Life education programs for personal, school, legal and other reasons. We provide adult group outpatient counseling services including education, short term, longer term & Intensive Outpatient Program services. We are in network with all the major insurance companies and we do the billing for you. We are licensed by the State of NC and are accredited by CARF. In addition to more traditional outpatient substance abuse counseling services, First Step Garner offers DWI assessments, ADETS & outpatient treatment for DWI clients.

    First Step Services of Garner offers a range of alcohol and drug use outpatient counseling & education: ADETS/Prime for Life, General Outpatient services & Intensive Outpatient Programs. We offer specialized Prime for Life substance abuse education programs that fit numerous personal, school and pre-trial legal needs. Completing counseling and/or education prior to a court case is considered a “mitigating factor” possibly lessening any punishment that may be required by the court.

    Our Intensive Outpatient Programs meet best practice qualifications and are licensed by the State of NC and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Additionally, we provide short term, longer term and aftercare programs as well as DWI assessments and all DWI education and group counseling services.

    First Step is a pre-approved provider by the NC Board of Nursing,  Duke University Employment Assistance Program, NC DWI Services for DWI Assessments/counseling/ADETS education, and others. First Step is in network with the major health insurance providers and we do the billing for you.

    FREE ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE ASSESSMENTS: 1-855-806-5512 for the free assessment. If you, or someone you care about, is concerned with your alcohol or drug use, you may receive a substance abuse assessment at absolutely no charge. There is no obligation of any kind. To receive the no-charge assessment, you must call us on this number: 1-855-806-5512 Due to state DWI regulations, this does not apply for people needing assessments for DWI, or other DMV/DOT assessments. This phone is answered in Raleigh, but your assessment can be done in Garner or by phone by simply informing the person who answers.

    First Step Services of Garner services and schedules: 

    • Substance Abuse & DWI Assessments: call to schedule
    • Intensive Outpatient Counseling Groups: Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays 6:00 – 9:00 PM
    • General Outpatient Counseling Groups: Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays 6:00 – 9:00 PM
    • ADETS & Prime For Life Educational Programs: See our ADETS page:
    • Individual and family counseling: call 919-329-9400 to schedule

    Directions to our Garner Facility:

    From Raleigh & West take US 70 E. from the I-440 Belt-line, follow US 70 East.  Take a slight right on the Aversboro Road exit. Drive approximately 1 mile and First Step is on the right. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor.

    From I-40, Smithfield, Clayton and East: If driving on I-40 East take the Garner exit and if driving from Smithfield or Clayton, drive west on US 70 (towards Raleigh). Take a left on White Oak Road, 1/2 mile West from I-40. In 1.2 miles turn right onto Timber Drive East. Follow Timber Drive East for .8 miles and turn right on Aversboro Road. Drive .6 miles, we are on the left. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor.

    Phone (919) 329-9400 for assistance.


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