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    Substance Use and the Family: Intoxicant Emotions

    Posted on November 18, 2016 by Comments are off

    Drugs and alcohol are "intoxicants," consumed to have fun, feel better, and eventually to become intoxicated - high or drunk. Family members are directly affected at many levels by the increased problems that addiction causes. No surprise there.  The behavior of the substance user causes the famil... read more

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    First Step Services, LLC, A Brief History

    Posted on April 30, 2014 by Leave a comment

    First Step was created in by Henry Tarkington in 2001, in Garner, NC as a single-therapist practice with no real name on June 12, 2001. In April 2002, “1st Step Substance Abuse & DWI Services,” the company’s first name, became a fully licensed outpatient, intensive outpatient and DWI sub... read more

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    DWIs to Recovery

    Posted on November 17, 2011 by Leave a comment

    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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    Choosing outpatient substance abuse treatment

    Choosing outpatient substance abuse treatment

    Congratulations! You have decided to seek information regarding counseling or education for alcohol or drug use.
    Substance use disorder – screening, referral and placement

    Substance use disorder – screening, referral and placement

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    Treatment experience at First Step- my first impressions of first step was positive and professional. I was encouraged by my supervisory leadership to contact First Step Services, because of the excellence in the treatment provided. From the first set up phone conversation to the last even session the process was managed with courtesy and personal

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