CARF Accreditation, State Licenses, Professional Memberships


The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

Carf Accredited

First Step NC is a trusted alcohol and drug use rehab center, providing Substance Use Intensive Outpatient, outpatient and long term after-care counseling in the Triangle region of NC. First Step’s Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Programs (SAIOP or IOP) is a core program at all our locations. SAIOP, by definition, is an outpatient counseling group that meets for 3 hours, no fewer than 3 times per week.

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has awarded First Step Services, LLC CARF National Accreditation to all locations. CARF International Profile

  • First Step is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, ensuring not only the highest quality of care but adherence to the highest core values and codes of ethics.

National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)

  • First Step Services, LLC is a proud member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)!
  • NAATP endorses value-based practice. Only providers delivering high quality integrated service with professionalism can be considered – membership is a privilege.
  • For more information, search “National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers” and select “membership” and “North Carolina,”
  • Thank you for your continued support – we are in excellent company!

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

Addiction Professionals of NC (APNC)

First Step Services, LLC is proud to be an organizational member!

Better Business Bureau (BBB)

First Step Services, LLC has been an A+ rated member since 2012!

In April 2019, First Step Services, LLC was notified that we were awarded the BBB of Eastern NC Torch Award for Ethics. We are proud to have such wonderful staff, clients and communities to serve! Thank you!


First Step Services, LLC is LegitScript-certified! LegitScript certification demonstrates that First Step complies with LegitScript’s certification standards, which help ensure transparency and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. LegitScript is the industry leader in merchant and advertiser certification and monitoring in the e-commerce and payment sectors.

NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) – Division of Health Service Regulation

All First Step Services, LLC locations are fully licensed by NCDHHS. View our full licenses here

Psychology Today

First Step Services, LLC is proudly verified by Psychology Today.

Accredidations Certifications

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