Substance Use and the Recovering Family: The longer alcohol and drug users abuse drugs or
Struggling with addictions issues and the want to stay sober. At first I was still bitter and angry because I completed a different IOP in Florida to maintain my peace. Mostly I learned how to manage my emotions.
The Staff are very caring and you can have a discussion with any of them and tell that they truly do care about what is going on in your life. Overall I'd give the program an A+!
Anonymous Garner Client
"What brought me to First Step was in 1999 I caught a DWI charge while impaired under the influence of crack cocaine. The counselors are very nice and helpful. They really wanted to hear about you and what you were going through at that time. They always give back good feedback. They tell you how
I am at First Step for an underage drinking ticket. When I first came to First Step, I felt welcomed and I didn’t feel judged by the counselors. I really enjoyed the group where Ms. Phyllis shared her story about her husband. I learned that I need to learn how to use effective refusal more
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
“I think my treatment at First step has been very helpful. When I first started attending group, I was very anxious and nervous. My counselors Mrs. Phyllis and Mrs. Cynthia have been very kind and concerned about my well-being. I have learned to calm my nerves in the last few months through mind over matter.
I have learned a lot from First Step. Especially about addiction and how easy it can be to have one. I never knew that so many people were affected by it. The stories shared during group meetings show how real the struggle can be. The support coming from the counselors is amazing. Being part of
Anonymous Raleigh Client
I came to First Step due to a DWI I received approximately five years ago and had never followed through due to money. I began working again to save money to finally follow up with what I had put off for years and was coming home from work and went through a road block and
I was appointed to first step after a DWI in NC that happened in 2009- although 7 years prior is conviction finally caught up with me. I found group very interesting. I listened to everyone and everyone was there for all different reasons, some squeezed by, others found heartache by their action. In the end
My time here was very rewarding, primarily through the people I met and the different life experience each of the brought. In addition, the topics of discussion and counselor feedback were very helpful. Overall, a good experience that I will take a lot away from.