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    Posted on October 12, 2015 by

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    Professional Profile in Attorney At Law Magazine

    First Step Services has been profiled in Attorney at Law Magazine.

    – Excerpt from Magazine Article –

    Make Better Choices

    People convicted of a DWI are required to get an assessment and complete any substance abuse treatment or education program recommendations in order to get their license reinstated. The person can select a treatment center or their attorney can recommend one.  Most of their programs are covered under health insurance.

    Our Goal: No more problems from use of alcohol or drugs

    “We want attorneys to know that we genuinely care about these people; we’re not just running a mill. Attorneys are working with their clients to help them in the best way possible. We share that commitment,” said substance abuse counselor, Holly Turbyfill.

    The state of North Carolina has created a series of programs with specific guidelines to meet the requirements set by the court and that are offered at treatment centers like First Step Services.

    First time offenders are often enrolled in First Step’s ADETS/Prime for Life program, which runs for 16 hours spread out for five days. “We’re not telling people to stop drinking, that’s a choice. But we’re hoping that they do get the message from the class to make better choices,” said substance abuse counselor, Raymond Cox. ADETS aims to help people learn to reduce their risks of alcohol and drug related problems throughout life, and improve their overall wellness.

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    Note: In the Digital Magazine the Professional Profile is on pages 10 – 11.


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