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
The longer alcohol and drug users abuse drugs or alcohol, the worse problems become. Until
I came as I failed a drug test on probation for cocaine. I learned more here that it really wasn’t an addiction to cocaine as it was more for an addiction to alcohol and then led to cocaine. I am learning to not drink, and to stay away from trouble.
I had no idea what to think or expect from this experience prior to contacting first step. When I got arrest for driving while impaired I felt ashamed and felt like a terrible person for putting myself and others in danger. Group helped me realized that normal can make stupid decisions and learn from them.
Listened to others in the group and decision, and as you get older you no right from wrong. Stay right side of the road. Always have the will to do what is the hardest. Just make good decisions.
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
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 am grateful for my experience and exposure to group counseling through First Step Services. I began my program with wary thoughts of a journey costing hours of time with little gained. I exited the program with great recognition in the value of group counseling as an educated approach to dealing with addiction and respect
I was drawn to First Step by intuition. I looked at the list of providers & First Step stood out to me. My initial impression of the counselors and group were very inviting. I felt welcomed 100% of the time. The encouraging environment was most helpful. First Step is my safe place and I plan
In November of 2014, I made the reckless and dumb choice to get behind the wheel after drinking. After getting my first DWI, I was brought to First Step. 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
Coming into First Step, I didn't know what to expect. My first night I was really nervous and was kind of shy about sharing my story with complete strangers. As time went on, I realized that I was learning a lot about myself and I needed to focus more on my issues vs. other family
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