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“I first came to treatment because I was court ordered. I had no idea what to expect but I had little faith that recovery was possible for me. Initially I was reserved, lacked self-esteem, and completely lost. However, as I continued to come to First Step I began to open up and explore myself and
“The counselors here are amazing and make you think deeply about stuff. Coming to treatment has made me want to be a better person and strive towards my long term goals. The people in group with me were so helpful. Everyone was there for each other and it felt like everyone was a family. If
“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.
“Initially, I was unsure what to expect from group and the counselors because the assessment was very data oriented and I found the process of the assessment very long and cold (and that the assessor barely looked at me spoke to me except to ask the standards questions to enter into the computer). However, from
Anonymous – Raleigh
My first impression of first step was everyone was very friendly. Counselors make you feel like you’ve known them and talked to them for a long time which is a very comforting thing when you first come to group and you don’t know anyone,. Things I found helpful was that everyone has to express how
Anonymous Raleigh Client
“I was initially sent to First Step for outpatient treatment after completing a 28 day program in October 2011 and again in March of 2015 after a DUI. I have always felt extremely comfortable with all the counselors and any treatment plans. I have been fortunate to have learned and developed several coping skills and
“Getting a DUI back in college and getting my license taken away I had to enroll in this treatment program. I liked it initially, my first assessment was with Reggie who also went to ECU and was supper chill and great to talk to. I liked the group because there was such a wide range
“The counselors were very helpful, trustworthy, and engaging. The groups were focused on current issues among the members and all issues were well discussed. Each group allowed participants to get feedback on real issues without judgement.”
“Very thoughtful and attentive counselors; they listen to what you were saying. Also they were able to pick up on what you were saying by what you didn’t articulate. To me, this is very important to getting to the root of something. The groups were a little different for me because of me having to
Anonymous - Durham
The program was Instrumental in helping me to maintain my sobriety. My sustained alcohol free existence is attributed to my fellow group member’s testimonials, their stories so relatable to mine helped in alleviating y intense anger issues. The intimacy of the group was almost everything.