What We Treat

Finding the right treatment center is a critical part of the recovery process.
At First Step, we take the time to understand you.What we treat is important, how
we treat can be life changing.

First Step’s experienced professional staff is here
to help our clients identify the underlying cause of their addiction.
Once we have identified the cause of the addiction,
we focus on treatment to ensure our clients receive the highest quality of care possible.

Our Treatment Programs

Drug and alcohol addiction treatment tailored to your personal struggle.

We treat all forms of heroin, opioid, and alcohol addiction. But no two
addictions treatment and prevention should be the same. Our credentialed, qualified physicians and
counselors utilize evidence-based medical and treatment strategies to address the full spectrum
of heroin, opioid, cocaine,alcohol and other substance abuse disorders. We work with
some of the treatment industry’s leading research scientists and clinicians to constantly evolve
our practices and provide the strongest, most effective treatment methodologies for you and your family.

Whether you’ve struggled with addiction for a long time or recently recognized your problem with
substance abuse, First Step of Sarasota tailors an individualized, custom treatment plan based on your
needs. Our programs are built upon the strongest, evidence-based treatment practices and protocols,
and delivered by licensed and experienced clinical professionals.

Resources for Family and Friends

Friends and family play vital roles in the recovery process. Recovering addicts with a strong support system have a greater chance of completing treatment successfully and maintaining their sobriety at home. But helping a loved one recover from addiction isn’t just a matter of providing encouragement or moral support. While your support is crucial, you must also be prepared to get actively involved in the healing process in the following ways:

  • Attending meetings or support groups with your loved one
  • Educating yourself and other family members or friends about addiction
  • Working with your family one to create a stable, sober home environment
  • Going to therapy sessions to learn how to communicate and set boundaries
  • Addressing any of your own behaviors that may be contributing to your loved one’s addiction

Addiction is rarely an isolated problem involving a single person. It’s usually a sign of dysfunction in that individual’s home life, personal relationships, or social network. Addiction treatment often brings up troubling issues in a family’s life, such as relationship conflicts, substance abuse in the household, domestic abuse, or past traumas. While delving into these issues can be uncomfortable or even painful, it’s absolutely necessary that the family heal together so that each member can become healthy and strong.

About Pathways

Are all recovery programs similar? No, there are several different concepts regarding how to treat addiction. Choosing the best method and environment for treatment is a decision that cannot be taken lightly. Compassionate, professional care best describes what awaits you at Pathways.

Counselor’s help clients navigate the complicated core issues which led to substance abuse. While compassion is key, values such as honesty, personal responsibility and accountability are also components taught by the treatment team.

Additionally, Pathways is a results-oriented, 12-Step recovery treatment program which uses proven, science-based methods for treating substance abuse disorders.

Pathways has been a community leader in the treatment of addiction disorders for more than 30 years. From the beginning days of detoxification, through the weeks and months of the recovery process, many people find the road to a new and better life. Over the years, the Pathways program has been at the forefront of developing holistic treatment programs that are sophisticated enough to treat the associated disorders that often present along with an addictive disorder.

Pathways is licensed by the State of Florida and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Compassionate, professional care
best describes what awaits you at
Pathways Treatment and Recovery Center

Pathways is a First Step of Sarasota, Inc. treatment program.  First Step is licensed by the State of Florida and accredited by CARF.

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.

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