Take the First Step…

Take the First Step

First Step Services, LLC’s provides substance use and mental health related services throughout the Triangle Region of North Carolina to adults and families. We maintain the highest standards of quality services and care through the employment, retention and promotion of staff who demonstrate an attitude of service excellence and a commitment to all aspects of the “patient first” First Step Mission. We provide an environment conducive to personal and professional growth for our employees.

Our goal is to help people with mental health, and/or alcohol and drug users to never have another problem or issue related to substance use. Recovery will relieve, and eventually end financial, family, legal, social, school, emotional, and other problems resulting from substance use. Clients welcome this positive change.

“I was brought to First Step via the NC Board of Nursing. I was very fearful at first, but change in one’s life is difficult. I have learned so much about myself, such as I need to slow down in life. Take one day at a time. I felt as if I was the only person this has happened to but no, many people are affected by addiction. It is a disease but it can be managed with healthy coping skills, healthy boundaries, and a sense of self. Take it easy on oneself and learn and grow from the challenges that one faces in life. You get out of recovery what you are willing to put into it. No one can make you or do it for you. I am finding more healthy ways to deal w with life on life’s terms.”

First Step provides morning substance use treatment programs, in addition to our traditional evening and weekend programs Monday through Saturday. Daytime group services include general outpatient treatment and Intensive Outpatient Treatment. Saturday group counseling programs are currently offered only at our Raleigh Facility. All locations provide evening substance use group programs scheduled at times to avoid conflict with traditional work schedules. Call Today for more information: (919) 833-8899

First Step Services, LLC provides Intensive Outpatient and General Outpatient aftercare for people completing and returning home from inpatient programs & hospitals across the country. We provide intensive group counseling, continuing care groups, long term aftercare, family counseling, individual counseling and other services as needed. The goal is to continue treatment and recovery while one transitions back into community living, returning to work, and resuming a “normal” lifestyle after returning home from inpatient or hospitalization. Upon successful completion of our 3 hour groups, members can continue to attend for $5 per day as long as they choose to attend and are maintaining abstinence.

First Step provides long term Recovery Maintenance Aftercare and Continuing Care programs for Professionals such as Nurses, Doctors, Attorneys, Dentists, Business Executives, and other professionals. The Professionals Programs aftercare meet in Raleigh and Cary for 1-1/2 hours weekly. Participants have typically completed a primary care program such as Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) or general outpatient programs. Other participants transfer in to First Step from other primary care programs or other aftercare programs due to the well known quality of care provided at First Step Services, LLC.

First Step is a Pre-Approved Provider

First Step Services is a Pre-Approved Provider NC Board of Nursing, Physicians Health Programs, NCSU Office of Student Conduct, NC DWI Services for DWI Assessments / Counseling / ADETS Education, Duke University Employment Assistance Program and others. First Step is in network with the major health insurance providers and we handle billing for you.

First Step is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and licensed by the State of North Carolina to provide Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), General Outpatient Counseling, Mental Health Counseling,  DWI and DWLR Assessments, ADETS and DWI related Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services. Learn More

First Step is in network with most commercial insurance companies. We also have affordable self-pay and payment plan options available. Learn More

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