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
Substance Use and the Recovering Family: The longer alcohol and drug users abuse drugs or
At first I was skeptical, but open-minded. I realized I could learn a lot, not just from topics discussed but from all the other people, older or younger, in my situation. After a bit I opened up. Thanks to the wonderful counselor, I became more expressive.
“I wasn’t sure what to expect at first. I’m pretty open so group idea didn’t bother me and I was glad to see I wasn’t the only one in my situation. Tonya is great and really seems to care about each of us. One of my goals was to learn how alcohol affects your body
I’ve been to group therapy before at another company/location and I know I got a lot more out of it this time around. I met some nice people and they shared some incredible stories. It really hit home this time that I’m a binge drinker and if I can’t drink responsibly then I don’t need
This program was very enlightening for me. The fact that you are put in a group that is so diverse in required treatment is also a plus because the experiences to lessons learned by various group members becomes more diverse & the group members can therefore take more away from each meeting. The staff are very
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
What brought me to First Step was a DWI that caused a pretty serious car accident. Luckily, there were only minor injuries. At first I thought treatment would be brutal. I did not want to come and spend 3 hours, 2 times a week in treatment. I still to this day can't get over the
The groups were counseling and it was very therapeutic to be able to talk things out without being judged. I loved getting to know others and their circumstances too.
"My first thought was nervous, I’m not good at taking about my personal life with strangers but as time went by I felt comfortable because the counselor hit key points that opened up my mind as well as others and brought subjects together as a group that understood and could reflect from the subjects because
I was ordered to attend sessions here for 5 weeks by the DMV. Upon joining I was nervous and didn’t know what to expect. Each session made me more comfortable and before I knew it I was looking forward to attending sessions. I actually learned a lot from this experience.
I truly enjoyed my experience with First Step. The counselors were constantly supportive yet at the same time pushing me to explore my demons. I was able to open up and to truly explore my addiction. I learned that I need to open up more and not bottle up everything. I can only begin to