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First Step Services, LLC – Cary

128 Quade Drive Cary, NC 27513
Phone: (919) 651-8349
Fax: (919) 651-0113
Directions: Google Maps

Our Cary Facility offers adult mental health counseling, outpatient substance use treatment, and Intensive Outpatient, ADETS, Prime For Life education programs for a personal, employer, school, legal and other reasons. We are in-network with all major insurance companies and we do the billing for you. We are accredited by CARF.

We offer specialized Prime for Life substance abuse education programs that fit numerous personal, school and pre-trial legal needs. Completing counseling and/or education prior to a court case is considered a “mitigating factor” possibly lessening any punishment that may be required by the court.

Our Intensive Outpatient Programs for adults meet best practice qualifications and are licensed by the State of NC and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Additionally, we provide short term, longer-term, and aftercare programs as well as DWI assessments and all DWI education and group counseling services.  Family participation is recommended for clients of all ages.

First Step is a pre-approved provider by the NC Board of Nursing, NC State University Office of Student Conduct, Duke University Personnel Assistance Services, NC DWI Services for DWI assessments/counseling/ADETS education, and others. First Step is in-network with most major health insurance providers and we do the billing for you.

First Step Cary Servies & Schedules

We are open from 8:30 am-5:30 pm Monday-Friday. During this time, we offer individual substance use & family counseling. We offer substance use & DWI assessments. We are also in-network with health insurance companies to cover the cost of our group program services. We do the billing, saving you time and money. In most cases, all you pay is your copay or deductibles.

Together in Change IOP

Together in Change IOP

It allows for people at different stages of their recovery journey to come together. Focuses on breaking down the barriers & taking steps to change behaviors no longer serving us.

Cary – Mon, Tue & Thu (6-9 pm)

Recovery in Action IOP

Recovery in Action IOP

Utilizes the stages of change model to focus on recovery protection & healthy coping skills. We use a wellness model centered on self-care, problem-solving & life skills that can be applied to daily life.

Cary – Mon, Tue & Thu (6-9pm)

Living in Recovery

Living in Recovery Maintenance & Professionals Program

Focuses on helping people live their best life! Emphasis is placed on peer accountability & individual recovery protection to help people live a fulfilling life in sustained recovery.

Cary – Wed (6-7:30 pm)

Gaining Awareness

Gaining Awareness

Utilizes Prime for Life curriculum. Designed to gently, but powerfully challenge common beliefs & attitudes that directly contribute to high-risk alcohol and drug use.

Inpatient, Residential & Hospital Aftercare

First Step Services, LLC provides Intensive Outpatient and General Outpatient aftercare for people returning home from inpatient programs & hospitals across the country. The goal is to provide people returning home with continued treatment and recovery while they transition home returning to work, families and resuming a “normal” lifestyle after inpatient or hospitalization.

Take the First Step… call today for more information (919) 651-8349

“The counselors and the whole group gave me a very open honest feeling. That allowed most group members to speak out problems, fears, and thoughts. There was never a judgment given during any of our sessions. This allowed an open and honest session. The counselors were very good at asking questions to invoke thought and allow the member a way of speaking out about their personal issue. The education of coping with an atmosphere that has many opportunities for drug and alcohol abuse. The education I received helped me understand my personal issues that I thought I didn’t need. I would like to thank the staff at First Step for their thoughtfulness and caring. I learned a lot about myself.” – Anonymous Cary Client

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Our self-pay rates will soon be updated. Please contact our staff for more information.