Located in the heart of Sarasota, along Florida’s Gulf coast, First Step of Sarasota is a non-profit provider of high quality, affordable substance abuse treatment. First Step offers more than 20 programs including detox, residential and outpatient. Using evidenced based practices, First Step’s highly qualified, compassionate counselors implement emerging therapeutic techniques. First Step’s “back-to- basics” approach to treatment is second to none. Along with an affordable fee scale, First Step is a results-oriented, effective option for substance abuse treatment.