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
In calculating a DWI offense in NC, driving records from all states in which a
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 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.
What brought me to First Step was a DWI that caused a pretty serious car accident. Luckily, there were only minor injuries. At first I thought treatment would be brutal. I did not want to come and spend 3 hours, 2 times a week in treatment. I still to this day can't get over the
“I had never been to anything like this before but even though I didn’t know what to expect. I found it very welcoming hearing from other people it’s what has helped me the most and also the talk from the guest speaker had the greatest impact. I came looking for the power to control alcohol
Anonymous Raleigh Client
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
A DWI brought me to First Step. My initial impression was to ‘Get this over with.” However, after sitting through 7 groups I have absorbed a lot of useful and helpful information. It is very therapeutic hearing others talk about how alcohol or other mind altering substances affected them. I have learned to look at
This treatment program is a great resource for the community. During my treatment period you made a safe and professional environment for me to discuss and process anything I needed. In particular I enjoyed the instant feedback from professional counselors during group. We were all able to share experiences and hope regardless of length of
Anonymous Garner Client
"I came to First Step because of DWI, my initial impression of the counselor and the group was that the environment of the group was really relaxed. Everyone was calm respectful and what inviting. The aspect of groups I found to be most useful was the group interaction on topics and how everyone shared or
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
At first I was a little nervous/unsure of how it was going to go. As group progressed I really enjoyed it! Great place to talk with others who were in a similar situation as me and made me feel better about my own bad decision. I learned a lot about how to cope and deal