A First Chance Success Story
It’s not always easy to see when you need help. That’s how 22-year-old Trish* felt when she enrolled in StarVista’s First Chance Outpatient Services earlier this year, a 12-week substance abuse treatment program for adults suffering from alcohol or drug use issues.
A young adult, Trish found herself at First Chance after a local judge mandated the program as part of her treatment for a misdemeanor. Trish admits she didn’t think she had a problem with drugs or alcohol when she came to First Chance. "I never would have come to a program like this on my own," Trish told StarVista staff. But as time went on, the young woman began to see her situation in a different light. She attended individual and group counseling sessions and began to identify with the stories and struggles of her fellow First Chance peers. "She could see herself in their stories," a First Chance counselor explained. "She knew what her peers were feeling and the daily struggles they faced."