A substance abuser and his family: DWIs to Recovery
"You can't help him until he wants to help himself." "He is not ready to get clean and sober, the court ordered him to come." "He is only doing this because he is on probation and is trying to avoid jail." "He has no desire to give up... read more
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What brought me to First Step was my DWI. Before attending my first group I was very nervous and had no clue to what to expect. My first group was very nerve racking because I get nervous talking in front of groups of people. My first impressions of the counselors were, they seemed very inviting
I came to First Step due to testing positive for marijuana when I was placed on pretrial probation. Initially, I didn’t want to take part in the group treatment and found the 60 hours to be more than what I felt to be needed. However, after being in the first few group settings, I realized
Anonymous Raleigh Client
Two years ago was a very low and unstable time in my life. Pain, confusion, lost, alone, and further pain. Day in and day out, I attempted to drown the truth of what my life had become with alcohol and sex. Afraid to face the challenge of turning it around, I dug myself into a
Anonymous Raleigh Client
“I have to say this was a life changing experience. I have learned a lot on how alcohol hurts and affects your body in the long-hall. There is so many things that I thought I knew, but clearly did not. It was also helpful that Tonya was very nice and wasn’t judgmental, as were others
“I came to First Step because of a DWI charge and wanted to take the program before going to court. I am glad I came here because listening to the attendees’ stories and problems; it really gave me a different perspective on the addiction of alcohol. I am now about 150 days sober and feel
"I came to First Step, initially to get my license back due to a DUI. At first I was slightly apprehensive about the process but quickly came to realize that this program was more about helping the individual with their Drug of Choice, rather than preaching about how drugs/alcohol are bad. I never felt like
Coming into First Step, I didn't know what to expect. My first night I was really nervous and was kind of shy about sharing my story with complete strangers. As time went on, I realized that I was learning a lot about myself and I needed to focus more on my issues vs. other family
First of all, Monique was incredible. She has a great ability to get people to talk, answer questions, and make you feel comfortable and worthy at the same time. She is truly an asset to First Step. I learned how to change habits and keep those changes positive. I met a lot of great people,
I felt that First Step provided great support in all of my group sessions. I was able to use many of our activities to better cope with my issues that may arise.
I came to First Step because of a DWI. When I attend my first group session. I was reluctant, nervous, and felt like I did not need to be there I also did not know what to expect. However, even though I don’t consider myself an addict, I got a lot out of the groups.