Addiction Treatments

For Children

Case Management

941 552-1950 extension 4404
General and Targeted Case Management provides person centered support
We at First Step work to optimize the lives of individuals who have complex needs by coordinating and linking them to treatment and other resources to assist in the development of their own natural support system.

Community and School Based Prevention

941-953-0000
Drugs, alcohol, suicide and behavioral education.
Our evidence-based prevention programs are designed to target the youth population. We offer a variety of free classes that include topics regarding the prevention of drugs and alcohol, peer pressure, staying healthy, communication, social relationships, bullying and the influence that social media has on today’s generation. We offer four curriculums:

  • Too Good For Drugs (High School and Middle School)
  • Marijuana Download the Facts
  • Say It Straight
  • SPORT Wellness

The curriculums cover the following topics: Drugs and Alcohol, Social Skills/Relationships, Goal Setting, Decision Making, Healthy Living, Bullying, Media Messages, Peer Pressure/Self-Esteem Communication.

Adult Addiction Services

Case Management

941 552-1950 extension 4404
General and Targeted Case Management provides person–centered support
We at First Step work to optimize the lives of individuals who have complex needs by coordinating and linking them to treatment and other resources to assist in the development of their own natural support system.

Outpatient Therapy

Sarasota:
941-331-2530
North Port:
941-492-4300
These services include individual and group treatment for mental health and/or substance abuse problems. Our licensed professionals are trained in providing integrated treatment of co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders using best and promising practices that promote holistic health.

Women's Substance Use Treatment

Sarasota:
941-331-2530
North Port:
941-492-4300
This program offers outpatient treatment services specifically tailored to the needs of pregnant women and women with dependent children who struggle with drug and/or alcohol addiction. It includes case management to ensure that the needs of the child and mother are met through linkage to and monitoring of additional social services to promote recovery, safety, and well-being of the family.

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