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    Book Corner: Codependency

    Posted on September 29, 2014 by Comments are off



    Codependency is a behavior that is learned and developed over time. It is a condition that can affect a person's ability to have a healthy and mutual relationship. People that are in a codependent relationship usually maintain relationships that are one-sided, emotionally destructive and... read more

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    Family and Couples Counseling

    Posted on November 17, 2011 by Leave a comment

    Often families and friends are concerned about someone they love who uses alcohol and/or drugs. The person using drugs or alcohol may not be ready for recovery and the family may be at a loss as to how to handle the situation. Counseling can help the family learn new coping skills. This is often acc... read more

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    A Brief History of First Step Services LLC

    A Brief History of First Step Services LLC

    First Step was originated by Henry Tarkington in 2001, in Garner, NC as a single-therapist practice. In
    The Greatest Gifts

    The Greatest Gifts

    Season's Greetings! We hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday season. On that note you
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    I came to First Step to fulfill the terms of my probation with the idea that I could still use as long as I didn’t test positive. I had no intention of staying clean. After I tried to stop using on my own to avoid positive drug screens, I experienced a harsh reality of not […]

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