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    Michael Lazar, MSW

    Michael Lazar completed his MSW at UNC Chapel Hill in May 2016 with concentrations in direct practice in substance use disorders. During his MSW program, he completed his field placement internship at First Step Services, LLC at our Durham facility. Michael is the Intensive Outpatient Program counselor at our Durham facility. While an employee of First Step Services, LLC, Michael is in the PhD. in Social Work program at UNC-Chapel Hill. His interests are developing programs for gambling and sex addiction in addition to substance use and mental health counseling.


    Substance use disorder – screening, referral and placement

    Substance use disorder – screening, referral and placement

    Does someone you know need treatment for alcohol or drug use?  Who do you rely on for accurate information
    Treating substance use disorders

    Treating substance use disorders

    "I recently spent five weeks in an inpatient rehabilitation center. Prior to returning to work
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    Initially, I was skeptical; I didn't think I had a problem and thought I had heard everything already, so I put up a bit of a wall. After realizing this was not the case, I began to relax and open up more. The more I opened up, the more I got out of the group


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