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
First group at no cost. Begin group counseling before Labor Day and receive the first
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
I came to meet Miss Phyllis because I was charged with a DWI. She was warm and didn’t make me feel ashamed. The people in group were all welcoming and shared their own struggles. The most important thing I learned by being here is how to change behaviors through thoughts and actions and by utilizing
Anonymous Raleigh Client
I really enjoyed aftercare this time. I wanted to be here, I didn’t just have to be here. I feel like First Step added to my program and helped my sobriety. I was able to give the less sober members experience, strength, and hope. And they helped me remember where I came from! First Step
"I was hesitant to start because I didn’t look at myself as having a problem when I started IOP it opened my eyes to my life it really helped me to be honest with myself an open to others. It was extremely helpful and open to others. It was extremely helpful being around others who
I was referred to First Step by my attorney after receiving a DWI over the holiday season. I wasn't sure what to expect since I've never been in trouble for anything like this. Hearing everyone's challenges and stories helped me to understand and witness what bad habits and bad choices can do. Although I don't
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.
Anonymous Garner Client
Impressed with the counselors; -trying to stay positive; -good to hear other stories among the other people in group; - also the speakers who came one night and interesting stories on alcohol and its effect on their families at that time, -the sessions encourage it's clients to think about their actions and do the right thing.
"I came due to the nursing board. I liked that the counselors involved me in my care and helped me in the steps I needed throughout this treatment process. I liked aftercare mostly because I was in a group with majority of the people where nurses. Even though we may have had different reasons for
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.
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