First group at no cost. Begin group counseling before Labor Day and receive the first
A DWI on my motorcycle brought me to this treatment. I really appreciated the discussion format of treatment. It's given me a lot of coping mechanisms to deal with my high risk behavior. The abstinence-based program has helped in that order for me to get my license back. I have to get an intoxilizer installed
Anonymous Garner Client
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
"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
"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
I was initially attending Aftercare groups through Southlight, which I was very displeased with, so I decided to return to First Step to continue groups. I have an appreciation for the continuity in the group’s. At Southlight we had a new counselors every time I went, I felt like all of my time was spent
I have been sent here because I was stupid enough to drink and drive. Thank our Creator that I was not above the percentage of intoxication. I would never get that far, but it still taught me a lesson. It cost too much for me to just give my hard working money away. Also I’ve
Anonymous Raleigh Client
What brought me to First Step is my use of marijuana in a community where marijuana is not allowed or accepted. Group was nice. It allowed me to speak of personal issues and things to aid me in my future.
In my time at First Step, I feel like I learned more than I expected to and certainly I enjoyed it more than I expected to. I thought I would completely hate it, but I feel that because of who my counselor was and the quality of the group members, I was actually able to
Anonymous Raleigh Client
After the first group session I decided I would put in 100% effort to leave with a positive learning experience. Group sessions allow everyone to share and receive support rather that to feel punished. That is one thing I will take from this experience that no matter what brings someone into this group is that
At first I was skeptical, but open-minded. I realized I could learn a lot, not just from topics discussed but from all the other people, older or younger, in my situation. After a bit I opened up. Thanks to the wonderful counselor, I became more expressive.