I love this program because they walk you through things and are here to help you
not judge you. And I would do it again.
I am grateful for having the opportunity to attend this program. It has definitely helped me in my recovery process. Thanks to all staff involved.
I grew up in a normal home with a normal family. I had a beautiful home and was ready to start a family of my own when I tried drugs for the first time. My life changed so much, I threw everything away for drugs. Seven years later and with the help of First Step, I’m clean and sober and back on track to make my dreams come true.
Everyday, I hear echoes of my counselor’s words, “just do the next right thing.” These words have guided me as I start my new life. First Step gave me the tools to change my life and I’m using them. I have a job, a car and soon I’ll have a home, but most importantly, I have my daughter!
“When I came to First Step I had no idea that the experience would change my life in such a positive way. I learned to have hope, was given the tools on how to live life one day at a time and I blossomed into the person I knew I always could be. I am so grateful to have benefitted from the programs First Step offered me as I continue my sober journey.”
- Carol M.
My name is Shawndra and my sobriety date is July 14, 2009.
Stepping on the grounds of First Step was the happiest day of my life. I stood there looking up at the sky knowing there was a Higher Power saving my soul. The light was shining on me that day and has been ever since. I took the 28 day treatment program by storm. I had to find out what was wrong with me and why I had been drinking so much.
First Step has given me the toolkit to use to live by on a daily basis. The 12 steps have given me a program of recovery that I live by every day. My life has changed for the better. I can live a useful, effective, normal life. I can fit into society now.
For me, recovery is about building a relationship with my Higher Power, working the 12 steps on a daily basis, going to meetings, the Fellowship and doing service (giving back what God has freely given me). I am truly grateful for First Step and my new sober life. Life has given me new meaning, a new purpose. Itís given me HOPE!
One Day at a Time!!