I, [Anonymous], was introduced to the First Step Treatment program due to an automobile accident while driving impaired. initial impressions of the counselors and group were that you all use to be alcoholics. Group was the most helpful for me because I was able to hear other people’s stories about alcoholism. I was able to
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
Group treatment was very informational not only dealing with my issues but just hearing from different individuals in group was inspiring to stay focused on what I needed to accomplish. Also, the ideas from the group on how to stay focused and determined. The counselors are helpful in keeping you on the right path and
At first I believed that I already knew everything about recovery. However, if I knew everything I would not be in my current situation. The most helpful group to me was when Ms. Phyllis came in and told her story. Her story was very important because it put into perspective what I could have caused.
Before I started group at First Step, I was really anxious about what my experience would be like. Once I started group. I quickly realized it wasn’t something to dread or be scared of more than anything I feel like group helped me to feel more comfortable about the situation I’m in. While I still
When I first arrived for my first group session. I did not know what to expect and I was a little withholding. As the group got started and after meeting with the counselors and other members of the group I began to open up. Hearing other people’s stories really helped me to understand my own
My counselors have supported me in bettering my foundation to strive. The information I learned from my 16 hour ADETS class has really given me the information I need to make informative decision about drinking. Coming to group has showed me that I am not alone and that we are all in it together. After
My initial impression of group was one that was very positive. We discussed things that brought to light very interesting topics about substance abuse. The most helpful things were the Victims Impact Panel and the topic of what to do when I feel a trigger. My decision to drive after drinking doesn’t only affect me,
Anonymous Raleigh Client
"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 an open to others. It was extremely helpful and open to others. It was extremely helpful being around others who
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.