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    Substance Abuse Assessments

    Posted on June 12, 2015 by Comments are off

    Do you or someone you care about have a concern about your alcohol or drug use?  In an effort to better serve our communities, First Step provides low cost substance abuse assessments to anyone who is interested. If you would like to speak with one of our professionals to learn if you have a p... read more

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    Substance Abuse Treatment: Treating Chronicity of Disease

    Posted on May 12, 2014 by Leave a comment

    The media reports an argument, and we believe is true, that there needs to be more high quality substance abuse treatment available. There are too few quality programs available to meet the demands substance use has put on society. What is a quality program? How does one differentiate? Why should ... read more

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    How Alcohol and Drug Addiction Affects Family Members

    Posted on November 17, 2011 by Leave a comment

    The longer alcohol and drug users abuse their drugs of choice, the worse their lives become. Until they commit to recovery, the downward spiral continues until they end up in much worse situations. "Committed" to recovery means working a program or attending counseling consistently with commitment... 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 person using substances and how to avoid returning to problems resulting from using alcohol or drugs. The effect on the family is a  portion of the comprehensive assessment and treatment. Treatment... read more

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    What happens if someone gets a DWI in North Carolina

    Posted on November 4, 2011 by Leave a comment

    What happens if someone gets a DWI in North Carolina?

    - A police officer can stop your car at license check points or if the officer notices you do something "suspicious" because the law states an officer must "encounter you during the lawful course of his duties." This leaves a pretty wid... read more

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