Treatment and Recovery
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.
Starting the Process
We strive to make First Step feel safe and comfortable. We are here to help people get well. The process of recovery at First Step can begin with something as simple as a conversation so that the client can learn more about our treatment process.
A tragedy in the First Step Family
Lecture: 'Co-dependency and the Family Disease'
Presenter: Renee Sandvik, MSW/LAC, The Village Family Service Center
Presenter: Alumni Speakers
Lecture: 'Money and Credit Concerns'
Presenter: Dwight Schroeder, The Village Family Service Center
Lecture: 'The Disease of Addiction'
Presenter: Dr. Barrie March
Lecture: 'Anger Management'
Presenter: John Lyon, LICSW, The Village Family Service Center
Presenter: Nadine Hillensheim, LPCC, The Counseling Center
Lecture: 'Anxiety Management'
Presenter: Dr. Renae Renardy, PsyD., Lakeside for Behavioral Change
Lecture: 'Sleep Hygiene'
Presenter: Becky Elbert, CNS, The Village Family Service Center
Lecture: 'Tobacco Cessation'
Presenter: Jay Taylor, RT