Contact Us

To learn more about First Step, you may send an e-mail using the directory below. For admissions please call 941-366-5333 or for detoxification at the Addictions Receiving Facility, call 941-953-2519. It may take up to 48 hours to receive a reply to your email. If you are in immediate need for treatment information, please call 941-366-5333.

To learn more about programs available, treatment options or general treatment information – contact

Marketing Department

For Special Events, Media Requests, Donations, or to Request a Speaker for your group or event – contact our Development Director Marlene Hauck, at 941-552-2065 or via email at

For volunteer opportunities please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Caroline Beall at 941-552-2046 or via email at

Human Resources

Be sure to check out Jobs page, but if you have questions – contact our HR Director, Marla Shannon at 941-552-2051 or via email at

Speakers Bureau

First Step has a speakers bureau available that can give presentations to your office staff, professional organization, service club or church group.  Our staff is available to inform and educate your employees or members on the services that First Step offers, as well as about the disease of addiction and how it affects families, friends and the entire community.  Other presentation topics include drug-free workplaces, warning signs your child could be using drugs and the dangers of mixing medications with alcohol.

If you are interested in having a First Step speaker at one of your organization meetings, please contact our Marketing Director.

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