Starting the Process

At First Step Recovery, we treat alcoholism and drug addiction as diseases. Like other chronic diseases, such as diabetes and some forms of heart disease, Substance Abuse Disorders have a well-defined and predictable course of development, as well as a common set of symptoms.

Addiction and the Family

We believe that addiction affects the entire family, and that’s why we treat the entire family. Our Family Program provides support, education, and community for loved ones of those struggling with addiction.

Mayors’ Blue Ribbon Commission on Addiction to host Take Back Tuesday event

The Mayors’ Blue Ribbon Commission on Addiction will host its first Take Back Tuesday event on June 27 from 1 to 6:30 p.m. in the southeast corner of Fargo Cass Public Health’s parking lot at 1240 25th Street South in Fargo as part of its work to combat the opioid epidemic in the metro community. This will allow area residents to dispose of unused and unwanted over-the-counter and prescription medicines, thereby helping to protect the environment and keeping these drugs off the streets. Read the full release…

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The Michael Kaspari Memorial Run For Recovery!

The second annual “Run for Recovery” is set for Sept. 14 at Lindenwood Park in Fargo. This 5K, 3K, 1K run/walk offers fun for the entire family, while raising funds and awareness for a great cause. Click here for more information or to register. And when you sign up, you’ll get your own personalized fundraising page that you can share online so friends and family can support First Step too.

This year, there will be special focus on celebrating the life and legacy of First Step Recovery Co-Founder Mike Kaspari, who unexpectedly and tragically passed away in April. Email if you have any questions or need assistance.

Lecture: 'Tobacco Cessation'


Presenter: Jay Taylor, RT