A substance abuser and his family: DWIs to Recovery
"You can't help him until he wants to help himself." "He is not ready to get clean and sober, the court ordered him to come." "He is only doing this because he is on probation and is trying to avoid jail." "He has no desire to give up... read more
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I didn't know what to expect when I first came to group. I had never been in anything like it before and I was nervous and unsure about how I would fit in/contribute in the First Step group. I was immediately relieved at the level of comfort I received once group started. There was a
I felt that First Step provided great support in all of my group sessions. I was able to use many of our activities to better cope with my issues that may arise.
"I was hesitant to start because I didn't look at myself as having a problem. When I started IOP, it opened my eyes to my life. It really helped me to be honest with myself and open to others. It was extremely helpful being around others who suffered as I did and make me more
At first I was feeling shy because I was at the group because of a DWI. But then I started to listen to the group members, and I was feeling more comfortable. I learned a lot of other group members' histories from the feedback that they gave me. Now my treatment changed me, made me
I have enjoyed coming to group. The members and Phyllis have been enlightening, extremely friendly, and helpful. For someone who has never been in trouble and is having to come to group because of a DWI, it was/they made me feel as comfortable as this could be. As someone who has gone to some decent
Anonymous Raleigh Client
DUI brought me here and I learned things about myself and how to deal with things. Loved the counselors and they made me look deeper inside of myself and open up.
I did not ever want to be here but I knew I had to come so I tried to get what I could out of it. Everyone here has a different situation but knowing other people have a similar issue makes it easier. Things I know about myself became more clear to me while in
I had to come to the First Step program because it was forced on me through North Carolina Court System. My first impression of the group I felt as if I would come in with the “I don’t want to talk attitude.” After meeting my counselor and group members. I grew to appreciate the group.
“I have to say this was a life changing experience. I have learned a lot on how alcohol hurts and affects your body in the long-hall. There is so many things that I thought I knew, but clearly did not. It was also helpful that Tonya was very nice and wasn’t judgmental, as were others
"I come to First Step because of a DWI. I initially thought like the office was more laidback than I had expected. I had expected it to be more of a class lecture beforehand—I am glad that it wasn’t. The most helpful part was having feedback from Kylie and all of the group members. I