Does someone you know need treatment for alcohol or drug use? Who do you rely on for accurate information regarding the best options? What type of treatment provides the best chances for long term, hopefully permanent, recovery? How do you learn about the fees programs charge if paid out of po... read more
Does someone you know need treatment for alcohol or drug use? Who do you rely on for accurate information
"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
I came to First Step to find a way to stop a problem with my drinking. I was scared of how to stop, how I would control my stress, and how I would fall asleep and stay asleep with my stressful life. From the start I found the group setting relaxing and easy to share
I was appointed to first step after a DWI in NC that happened in 2009- although 7 years prior is conviction finally caught up with me. I found group very interesting. I listened to everyone and everyone was there for all different reasons, some squeezed by, others found heartache by their action. In the end
“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
First Step Group was very helpful for me. I came in not wanting to really be here but as I continued to come I started to get a lot out of it. I now realize that I am in control of my choices that I make and I have to think before I make the
My DWI and recovery from alcohol. I was first upset with having to come back to group. After coming to a few groups, I realized that it wasn’t that bad. I tried to take the best and all I could from groups. Problem-solving was probably my most rewarding group.
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.
"Like with anything new, you're hesitant about expressing your feelings around strangers. But, as time went on, I began to open up more thanks to having such great counselors who take their work seriously and having other members of the group that encourage group participation. I've learned that I can maintain a happy, healthy lifestyle
I liked that the information provided by the counselors was valid and applicable to daily life. They explained all material/topics well. Groups were organized and stayed on topic. Attending group helped reinforce my commitment to staying sober.
My counselor was great. I went into this thinking I couldn’t wait for it to be over. Now it’s over I truly miss it. I looked forward to coming to group even after a long day at work. I learned that I can have fun without drinking and it’s ok not to be the drunkest