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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,
Nervous at first but was able to open up to the group. It was a great group atmosphere. Counselors were helpful and kind and although many did not want to be here I learned a lot from them. I also hoped my experiences serve them well.
My alcoholism and drug addiction brought me to First Step. The counselors have all been empathetic to the difficulties. I have faced since being in recovery and worked with different counselors in my time here and have had positive experiences with all of them.
DWI brought me here. The counselors were great, helpful, respectful, and understood where you're coming from. The group was good, no judgment which makes you feel good. Made me feel like I wasn't alone. I tend to be co-dependent. No more drinking – not a lifestyle.
Anonymous Garner Client
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 came to First Step because of a DWI. My first two meetings were with Raymond, and he was very kind and helpful. My group counselor actually made me want to come to group each week. The topics that we discussed each week were helpful and interesting. I learned more than I expected. The most
I first came to First Step because of a stupid mistake I made. I take full responsibility of my actions therefore I chose to enroll in the program to learn from my mistakes. Why did I do it? Am I the only one? How can I learn useful ways to avoid doing it again? Anyways,
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 opened up, the more I got out of the group
Struggling with addictions issues and the want to stay sober. At first I was still bitter and angry because I completed a different IOP in Florida to maintain my peace. Mostly I learned how to manage my emotions.
A DWI charge brought me here. When I first started I had to feel it out but the outcome turned out great. It wasn’t just about my charge I learned about. I learned a lot about myself as a person, it made me stop getting behind the wheel while I was intoxicated plus it made