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    Residential Substance Abuse Treatment

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    Addiction Isn’t What You Think

    Addiction is a chronic, incurable, but treatable disease, just like diabetes, hypertension and asthma. Read More…

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    Our Programs Work

    First Step uses evidence-based treatment practices that offer good results. Click Here to learn more.

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    We Can Help

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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.

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View the September 22 Sarasota Police Department Press Conference:  Sarasota Police Join Community Partners to Make Public Plea to Stop Heroin Epidemic




Upcoming Event

14th Annual Caring Hearts Luncheon

The 14th Annual Caring Hearts Luncheon, honoring Nancy Detert as the Caring Heart of the Year, will be February 22, 2017 at Michael’s on East.  Please click here to place your event reservation.

Cannot attend but would like to donate, click here.


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