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    Substance Abuse and Responsibility  

    Posted on July 16, 2014 by Leave a comment

    Have you ever had the feeling that addicts act like they are still 14 years old? Do you wonder why they are often unable to fulfill normal adult responsibilities? The 12-Step programs have a theory about that. Recovering addicts and alcoholics believe that when they picked up their first drink or... read more

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    Shame & Guilt Prevent Treatment and Recovery

    Posted on July 16, 2014 by Leave a comment

    Shame and guilt are two of the main reasons substance abusers and their families take so long to reach out and accept help. Guilt says "I am doing something terribly bad and deserve to be treated that way." Shame says that "I am a bad person and do not deserve anything good in life." When these two ... read more

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    The Book Corner: Self Esteem

    Posted on June 10, 2014 by Leave a comment

    As an avid reader I love making some great recommendations to others that enjoy sitting back with a good book. Sometimes reading is also a great way to work through your recovery program along with attending meeting and your group sessions. I get asked many times what book I can recommend that ar... read more

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    Chemical Dependence and Responsibility

    Posted on May 29, 2014 by Leave a comment

    Have you ever had the feeling that addicts act like they are still 14 years old? Do you wonder why they are often unable to fulfill normal adult responsibilities? The 12-Step programs have a theory about that. Recovering addicts and alcoholics believe that when they picked up their first drink or... read more

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    Denial: A Roadblock

    Posted on May 23, 2014 by Leave a comment

    The road to recovery starts with the first step, not to be cliché however that is the truth. If a person is able to admit things to be exactly as they are and what they are then they can actually... read more

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    How does Health Insurance work at First Step?

    Posted on May 21, 2014 by Leave a comment

    Question/Answer for today 5/21/14: - How does the insurance process work?... read more

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    What is treatment?

    Posted on November 4, 2011 by Leave a comment

    Treatment for alcohol and drug abuse  is learning about chemical dependency, how it has affected the addict or alcoholic and his/her family and friends and how to avoid returning to using alcohol or drugs. Treatment is going through the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual changes that occur ... read more

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    Book Corner: Books on Twelve Step Programs

    Book Corner: Books on Twelve Step Programs

    Recently it has been requested to research books and post suggestions in the Book Corner that are

    Go Forward and Shine, do a little work in their recovery to get there!

    Go Forward and Shine, do a little work in their recovery to get there!

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  • First Step Services, LLC provides Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment services and Intensive Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counseling for Adults, Adolescents and Families both in individual and group settings. Our counseling services include Adult, Teen and Family Substance Abuse Counseling Groups. Morning Outpatient Alcohol and Drug counseling programs for adults are scheduled Monday through Saturday and […]

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    Insurance: We are in network with most Insurance Companies that operate in this area. We do all the billing and assist with authorizations. Your insurance will often even pay for your assessment. If you have insurance it is often helpful for you to contact your insurance company and ask for authorization after your assessment and […]

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    Sara Shook

    Sara has been with First Step Services since August 2008 where she began as a master’s level intern and is now full time Counselor/Therapist. She received Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology with a concentration in Child Development, and Sociology with a concentration in Family Development from Appalachian State University in May 2005. Sara continued her education, […]

    Rande Conn

    Randee Conn, B.A., CSAC, Durham Program Manager, Substance Abuse Counselor Randee is a NCSU Graduate with a degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice. She also holds a Post Graduate degree from Meredith College. She has been working as a substance abuse counselor for almost 2 decades. She has been working at First Step since 2006 […]

    Phyllis Kirby

    May 2007 began internship with First Step Services, LLC December 2007 – completed 300 hrs internship at First Step Services, LLC, continue to work to present time. July 2008 Received AA degree in Human Services/Substance Abuse – Wake Technical Community College. January 2009 – group counselor ( intermediate) First Step Svcs.LLC (Tues/Thurs 2 hr. Sessions) […]

    Susann Hoppmann

    Susann Hoppmann (maiden name Stupka) has been with First Step since 2005. She obtained a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. Previously she attended Gannon University in Erie, PA, where she earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work. While at Chapel Hill, Susann focused on clinical […]

    Henry Thanksgiving

    I have a Masters Degree in Social Work and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am also credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Certified Clinical Supervisor by the NC Professional Substance Abuse Certification Board. I provide supervision for substance abuse counselors who are working toward certification. As a CCS with an […]

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    First Step Services would like to thank everyone for your interest in joining our ever growing company.  At this we have limited full-time positions, but we continue to grow.  Keep an on this site and future offerings. FULL TIME Employee Position: Marketing & Outreach: Knowledge or experience with substance a use issues and treatment a plus. […]

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