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
First of all I would like to say thank God for First Step. At first I was not confident there would be a program to help me with my problems. First Step completely swept away that fear. I’ve learned to open up more. Yes, I made a mistake, and now First Step gave me the
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
"I had a wakeup call on the day that I got a DUI. Although, it was far from normal I am not without guilt, I have so much happening at this time that it’s been tough to deal with. My time at First Step has been an absolute God send. This program has helped me
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
“At first like most people I wasn’t really crazy about going to group. As time went on all of that began to change. I started seeing the difference that the treatment was making in my life. I also saw that my family was beginning to be a lot happier than I’ve seen in a while.
Anonymous Raleigh Client
I was brought here by a recommendation by my lawyer to help expunge charges from my record. At least that's what I believed on my first group. I now understand it was a necessary step toward my BRIGHT future. Some have a hard time accepting change or welcoming a new path in life. This has
"I was brought to First Step by the NCBON (NC Board of Nursing). Initially I was and didn’t know what to expect. The counselors were great and were non-judgmental, which made this a lot easier. I learned a lot about myself during my time @ First Step and learned a lot of coping mechanisms to
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.
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.
Over the last year, I have only had a few drinks. This wasn’t because the court told me it was bad or I thought I would get in trouble. It just isn’t very fun anymore. I have realized I can be happy and content without alcohol and partying in my life. In fact, I think