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Two years ago was a very low and unstable time in my life. Pain, confusion, lost, alone, and further pain. Day in and day out, I attempted to drown the truth of what my life had become with alcohol and sex. Afraid to face the challenge of turning it around, I dug myself into a
“Like most participants, I had mixed feelings about starting group counseling. Fortunately, Tonya established a great environment with an accepting “feel.” All of the participants had something to contribute and I quickly felt a sort of bond with my fellow attendees. Tonya made each of the sessions unique, informative and for the most part, enjoyable.
Not sure what to expect. I was referred here by Mr. Woodall (Johnston Counseling Services) in Smithfield as he said there weren't any places he'd recommend in the Johnston County area. So I had high hopes of treating a Rx addiction. Turns out I had an alcohol & weed problem as well. My first night
What brought me to First Step is my use of marijuana in a community where marijuana is not allowed or accepted. Group was nice. It allowed me to speak of personal issues and things to aid me in my future.
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 to get my license back after being arrested for a DWI. I expected it to be like those old DARE classes from middle school. In a way it was. I definitely learned a lot about how drugs and alcohol affect the body. But, it was so much more than a
Anonymous Raleigh Client
My treatment was an eye opener! When you go through a DWI, as down as you think you are, there is always light. It is comforting to know that there are people going through what I went through and sometimes more. The biggest thing to take away is that people screw up, but it’s how
Anonymous Raleigh Client
I wasn’t sure what to expect and was not feeling very hopeful. The people in the group and the counselors made me feel very welcomed and at ease. I really benefited from hearing people talk about how they cope with high stress situations. I learned that I can overcome my urges to drink by using
I had a comfortable experience due to the great counselors and staff. They made it a comfortable group setting which allowed me to open up about life outside of the DUI, which brought me here. They helped give me the tools to be smarter when I decide to have a drink.
I came to First Step to receive treatment for alcohol abuse that led to a DWI. I was very resentful about having to come to treatment the first few groups. My attitude towards treatment worsened resulting from situational problems, i.e. rejection by a romantic interest. My attitude has drastically improved since I accepted that I