First Step Services, LLC Raleigh, NC
March 30, 2020

I was referred to First Step when I refused my second DWI in December 2018. I started in the low intensity program lead by Rene Newman. The program group was very informing and Rene was an excellent, caring counselor. I enjoyed the group but wasn’t 100% serious so I continued to drink. After failing my second breathalyzer I was moved to a more intense group with counselor Aubree Zimmerman. Aubree is also an excellent counselor and is very caring and serious about helping the group. At first I thought this group was too serious for me but soon I began to learn and understand I was in there to learn to make better decisions to prevent further and more costly mistakes.