The Final Step by Michael S. Oden

We are dedicated to helping you and your loved ones find solutions to a wide range of life challenges, mental health issues, and addictions. The Final Step is a unique program that uncovers the underlying issues that may cause life-diminishing behavior. We have been successful for over 15 years in helping men and women change and improve their personal and professional lives by focusing on the “core” issues.

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  • Recovery is not easy.

    Recovery is not easy, but it is possible. I want to say hello and thank you. we met several years ago and the Salvation Army. my name is Joe Rodriguez, I need you to know that you have been an incredible impact in my life and in my recovery and I wanted thank you you’re […]

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    What is a need?

    What is a need? Most people have no idea of what is a need and if they are lacking it in their life. I will add my piece of information to this interesting puzzle called “emotion.” I see emotion as an indicator light due to the interpretation of that event. The interpretation of that event […]

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    Are You Really a Successful Leader?

    Are you really a Successful Leader written by a High School Senior class of 2015 . I find it appropriate to publish during graduation season.  I have participated in leadership training activities and programs since about 5thgrade. Throughout the years I have learned so many valuable tips and traits of being a good and successful […]

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It was really a relief to know that not everyone has lost hope when it comes to probationers and that a more than “10% success rate” is actually possible. Result is possible with The Needs Based Method by The Final Step


When I left our session it was like I was walking lighter on my feet. Seriously, I actually wanted to pay you more for the great service you provided me. I appreciate the fact that you are a real person, not the gum shoe by the book hack who hates the people and hates the profession. You took time with me to connect on many social and emotional levels. I look forward learning more about myself and the necessary changes I need to make.

As I commence in living a useful and fulfilling life, it is my hope that many others become the recipients of this method of case management.