Does someone you know need treatment for alcohol or drug use? Who do you rely on for accurate information
I first got introduced by my attorney following a DWI offense that I committed back in April 2016. This group was really helpful to be because I had an opportunity to meet and share with other participants with similar problems. Being able to share and learn how to make better choices in life was what
The 14 weeks of group were different that I expected and pertained more toward focusing on the individual and what may have brought about the reasons for substance abuse. I learned about myself, what I valve, what self-esteem issues I have and how to work on things that would improve my path forward. I found
I had to come to the First Step program because it was forced on me through North Carolina Court System. My first impression of the group I felt as if I would come in with the “I don’t want to talk attitude.” After meeting my counselor and group members. I grew to appreciate the group.
My experience at First Step has been eye-opening. When I first came, I thought it was unnecessary and that I was just a high school kid who had a made a mistake. While I still feel that way, however, I see how serious of a mistake it was. Some nights are more helpful for me
Anonymous Raleigh Client
I entered First Step as the result of a DWI conviction. I really learned and benefitted from group interaction- hearing others stories and what bad choices have cost them. It really drove home the point that bad choices and involvement with drugs and alcohol can have dire consequences.
My Virginia DWI is what brought me to First Step. I really enjoyed all my counseling sessions. I found the advice and opinions on certain topics really gave me insight on my own life decisions. I was determined not to leave group without taking any knowledge with me, and I am proud to say I am
Anonymous Raleigh Client
"I was brought here because of my DUIs it was helpful to be around others who are going through similar situations as me. I really enjoyed positive and left me feeling good about my steps in recovery. I have changed in taking responsibility for my actions and trying to see the positives in my negatives
I was brought here by a recommendation by my lawyer to help expunge charges from my record. At least that's what I believed on my first group. I now understand it was a necessary step toward my BRIGHT future. Some have a hard time accepting change or welcoming a new path in life. This has
I really enjoyed the group style. It made the group positive rather then something I dreaded coming to. The whole group dynamic helped helped me open up and it was good to hear others’ experiences.
I have learned a lot from First Step. Especially about addiction and how easy it can be to have one. I never knew that so many people were affected by it. The stories shared during group meetings show how real the struggle can be. The support coming from the counselors is amazing. Being part of