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.
First Step of Sarasota, Inc. is CARF Accredited, licensed, comprehensive, not-for-profit alcohol and drug treatment and rehabilitation center.
First Step of Sarasota, Inc. complies with state and federal non-discrimination laws and policies that prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion or sex. It is unlawful to retaliate against individuals or groups on the basis of their participation in a complaint of discrimination or on the basis of their opposition to discriminatory practices.
Priority is given to the following populations: parents putting children at risk due to a substance use or co-occurring disorder [(SA-MH) (Person involved in child welfare)]; pregnant IV drug users, pregnant drug and/or alcohol users, IV drug users.