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    First Step Services of Garner
    136 US E. Hwy 70, Suite 201
    Garner, NC 27529
    Phone: (919) 329-9400
    Fax: (919) 329-9487





    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, LLC 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, LLC in Garner services and schedules: Insurance Policies are accepted

    • 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 http://www.firststepnc.com/adets-schedules
    • Individual and family counseling: call to schedule

    If using a navigation system or GPS, search 128 Hwy 70E., Garner.  We share a driveway with that address (Capital Pools).They are more easily identified on GPS. Often systems indicate the wrong portion of US70.E. and using 128 Hwy 70E will get you to us.

    Directions to our Garner Facility:  Please know that Online Maps may show a wrong visual location for our Garner Facility. We are hoping this inconvenience will be corrected soon. Please refer to our Driving Directions below.
    From Raleigh & West take US 70 E. from the I-440 Belt-line, follow US 70 East for approximately 5 miles. First Step is on the right. There are signs in front of the building. Follow the driveway around back of the building and go upstairs after entering the outside door.

    From Smithfield and East: Follow US 70 West past Clayton. Continue on US 70 west past I-40 and continue past the White Oak Road and shopping center area. Continue west to the next exit, cross over US 70 & double back. Take the driveway between Capital Pools and our building. Follow the drive around the building to the parking lot behind the building. First Step is upstairs. Enter the building next to the sign around back and go upstairs. Phone (919) 329-9400 for assistance. (If you are using a GPS use 128 Hwy 70 E. Garner, NC. There is a First Step maroon sign in front of the building on a pole and another mounted on the front of the building)



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