First Step Recovery offers adults in the Fargo-Moorhead area comprehensive, outpatient treatment for addiction. To schedule an evaluation, call 701-451-4900.
Chemical Dependency Evaluation
If substance use is interfering with life, a comprehensive drug or alcohol evaluation may be beneficial. Clients can refer themselves for an addiction test, or they may be referred by family members, social services, probation officers, the court, or their employers. We help with DUI evaluations, court-ordered evaluations, and any other type of drug assessment or alcohol evaluation. We don’t judge on how our clients come through our doors; we're here to help you take the First Step.
First Step does not offer online chemical dependency evaluations. We believe it is more beneficial to meet with clients in person for drug and alcohol assessments to gather better information on their substance use.
READ MORE: What Happens During a Substance Use Evaluation?
Partial Hospital Program
This program is designed for clients who require a more intensive, structured addiction treatment experience, but do not require 24-hour medically supervised inpatient care. Clients attend programming from 9 am to 1 pm Monday through Friday. The schedule includes group and individual therapy, family therapy, and educational lectures and videos. (ASAM 2.5 Level of Care)
Intensive Outpatient Program
Our intensive outpatient program is designed for clients who have alcohol or other drug problems that significantly affect their lives. The program includes group and individual therapy, family therapy, and educational lectures and videos. Length of program varies and is based on each client's treatment goals and progress. Day and evening groups available. (ASAM 2.1 Level of Care)
Low Intensity Outpatient Treatment
Approx. 3-5 hours/week
Our LIOP program is designed for clients who are in need of education and continued assessment regarding their substance use. The program includes individual therapy and educational lectures and videos on a weekly basis. Length of program varies and is based on each client's treatment goals and progress. (ASAM 1.0 Level of Care)
Relapse Prevention Group
This continuing care group is for clients who have completed a primary treatment program, at First Step or another facility. Clients attend a two-hour group session once a week that focuses on abstinence and the skills needed for continued recovery. (ASAM 1.0 Level of Care)
We encourage family members to participate in their loved one’s treatment. Adult family members of those in treatment at First Step attend group sessions to learn more about substance use and its impact on the family. We also provide opportunities for family members to participate in the client's group.
DUI Seminar / Substance Use Education
16 hours, offered monthly
First Step Recovery provides DUI seminars following the 16-hour Prime for Life curriculum. This seminar can also be attended for substance use education or THC education. Proof of course completion, which can be submitted to the courts or DOT, is provided at the conclusion of the course. The curriculum is taught over two 8-hour days; visit our Events page to see upcoming seminar dates. The seminar cost is $200. To register, call 701-451-4900. (ASAM 0.5 Level of Care)