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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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.
I really enjoyed my experience here at First Step. I really had no idea what to expect and I didn’t even really want to come at first but each night after I left group, I took home a new piece of information. I learned a lot about life, choices and myself. The counselors were awesome;
I came to First Step due to my DWI. I have had a really good experience with all counselors and staff I have been in contact with. I feel that group sessions are very helpful and interesting to learn from others’ experiences. This was the first time being in a group environment session.
I came to First Step for charges I had been facing. It was difficult getting to the stage of being able to quit marijuana but I knew I needed to. I learned some ways to help my anxiety the group sessions weren’t dull and boring. I learned a lot and met many good people.
“I came to First Step as a result of a DWI. My first impression was not entirely positive. I didn't see the value, only the punishment. As it turned out, I found the treatment to be extremely helpful. It made me realize that everyone's situation is different and maybe mine wasn't so bad after all.
Anonymous Garner Client
First of all, Monique was incredible. She has a great ability to get people to talk, answer questions, and make you feel comfortable and worthy at the same time. She is truly an asset to First Step. I learned how to change habits and keep those changes positive. I met a lot of great people,
At first I was hesitant on what group was going to be like. I didn't want to talk to a group of strangers about my personal feelings and experiences. But after seeing others do just that and how non-judgmental everyone was, I began to open up, and I began to understand what actually brought me
I was advised to attend group following my assessment- my attorney advised I go through the process following my DWI. The program here is strong and offers a safe place to process all of the self-doubt, shame, and disappointment associated with making a terrible decision to drink and drive. I was unquestionably impaired. This has
Anonymous Raleigh Client
My Virginia DWI is what brought me to First Step. I really enjoyed all my counseling sessions with Ms. Phyllis. I found her advice and opinions on certain topics really gave me insight on my own life decisions. I was determined not to leave group without taking any knowledge with me, and I am proud
Anonymous Raleigh Client
I was brought to First Step due to a DWI. Initially, I was skeptical; I didn't think I had a problem and thought I had heard everything already, so I put up a bit of a wall. After realizing this was not the case, I began to relax and open up more. The more I