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    Garner ADETS Classes

    First Step Services of Garner
    136 US E. Hwy 70, Suite 201 (see bottom of page for clarification)
    If you are using a GPS put in 128 Hwy 70 E. Garner, NC (you will clearly see the First Step maroon sign)
    Garner, NC 27526
    Phone: (919) 329-9400

    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.

    Directions to our Garner Facility:
    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 E past I-40 and continue through the White Oak Road and shopping center area. The next stoplight after White Oak Road is New Rand Road. Turn left onto New Rand Road and take the first driveway on the right past the “store.” The driveway is right in front of the 35 MPH speed limit sign. Follow the drive to the parking lot behind the building on the left. First Step is upstairs. Go in next to the sign on the back of the building and go upstairs. Phone (919) 329-9400 for assistance.

    If using a navigation system or GPS, search 128 Hwy 70E., Garner.  We share a driveway with that address (Carolina Pools) and 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.

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  • What brought me to First Step was drinking and driving and being arrested twice. My first impression was that I wouldn’t learn anything and that I would hate it. What I thought was helpful was listening to others and their stories and how they handled their situations, they helped me reduce the want of alcohol […]

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    My first thought of treatment consisted of being nervous and not sure of what to expect. Shortly after beginning group I realized that everyone has similar issues but come from a variety of paths in life. I quickly felt in place as I realized that everyone pulled together to give positive feedback. My favorite group […]

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    Like everyone else that I have heard say I thought this class was going to be boring and a waste of time; but as I got into group and learned people and got comfortable. I was able to talk and share and really started to enjoy thanks to Tonya and Jessie. You guys were really […]

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    First Step is a great place to come to; to receive an assessment and treatment. The group sessions were very helpful in understanding the problems that arise from the substance abuse. The entire staff was very understanding and helpful. I would highly recommend First Step to anyone.

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    I came to First Step for a DWI. Even though I was very nervous and frustrated about having to attend group, I believe that it is a great tool put in place whether you are an alcoholic or drink socially sometimes. Personally, I have learned ways to deal with stress, how to communicate with others […]

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    What brought me to First Step I was smoking weed. The first time in group I didn’t know what to think, but I really enjoyed everything that I’ve gotten from First Step. I would just like to say that this group has helped me out a lot. It has opened my eyes to so many […]

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    Group has honestly helped me deal with my issues. I came here for a DUI, but failed a drug test and realized I needed help with other issues. I know I have upset Cynthia and Phyllis about things. I’m truly sorry you both have helped me in many ways. I have learned to say no […]

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    First Step was Awesome! This is the third treatment cent I’ve been to and was by far the best First Step doesn’t try to shove anything down your throat; they leave information on the table and allow you to take it yourself. I think that helps people open up. Neither Cynthia nor Phyllis views us […]

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    I received information with a list of possible providers to contact for assistance with getting an assessment. Initially, I felt embarrassed for even having to call and say that I had a DWI – my first and LAST one. Looking down the list, I chose to examine those closest to my home in driving distance. […]

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    What brought me here to First Step was the use of weed. I failed a pre-drug screen with my CDL’s which cause me to take the classes to get my CDL’s back. I had no idea of what to expect my first day of group but it was great. During my time attending groups, I […]

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