FirstConcernsTM

Welcome

 

Welcome to FirstConcerns™ where teenagers, young adults and their families receive expert assessment, guidance, education and counseling when confronting the threats and consequences of alcohol or drug use.  We provide not only risk assessment and guidance, but also addiction counseling, relapse prevention and recovery support for patients and their families.

The first encounters with problems involving alcohol or other drugs are often highly confusing
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 emotional and difficult times for young people and their families.  The questions and concerns cascade; answers and guidance are elusive and natural anxieties and frustrations mount quickly.

FirstConcerns provides assessment and guidance in these situations.  What’s really going on here?  Is this early experimentation or an ongoing and potentially escalating problem?  Is this a first look at a really serious issue that needs to be addressed in-depth?​

After more than 30 years working with people of all ages and in all stages of alcohol and drug use, we believe that immediate comprehensive assessment, guidance and, if necessary, a concerted plan of action are the most critical steps that a family can take to avert a developing problem or intervene in a potentially disastrous one.