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    Tony Porrett, M.A., LPC, LCAS, CCS Family and Community Eduation

    Anthony (Tony) Porrett M.A., LPC, LCAS, CCS facilitates our Family and Community Education (FACE) and support program. The FACE program meets every Tuesday evening 6 – 7:30 PM. Tony has over 25 years experience in the substance abuse and mental health counseling and treatment field. After providing services at Wake County Alcoholism Treatment Center (ATC) for many years, Tony began branching out into other areas. His work at First Step has included positions as Clinical Director and the evening family program. For more information regarding the FACE program or to ask Tony questions you may contact him at “tony@firststepnc(dot)com.

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