Welcome to First Step Recovery Center

If you, or someone you care about, have had your life ravaged by drug and alcohol abuse and the disease of addiction, you should know that you are not alone. We want you to know that there is now medical treatment and real help for addiction and alcoholism in the High Desert at First Step Recovery Center in Victorville. The mission of First Step Recovery Center is to help our clients achieve and maintain full recovery from the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual ravages caused by drug abuse and alcoholism.

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Dr. Matney

Treating addiction gives us the opportunity to impact not only the patient’s life, but also their family and everyone around them, including society in general.
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What is Addiction?

Addiction is truly a “real disease” of the brain and nervous system. Once it takes hold, it is no longer a disease that is under the control
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Same-day appointments may often be available, so please call our office if you want an appointment today.

We believe in “Whole Person Care” for the disease of addiction,
and we address the entire scope of the disease, including:

  • Genetic factors & genetic predispositions
  • Medical issues & physical factors
  • Cravings, obsessions & the functional changes within the addicted brain
  • Family of origin issues, including any early trauma or abuse
  • Lifestyle risk factors & dealing with triggers
  • Effects on work & school
  • Legal problems & financial woes
  • Devastating effects on relationships & children
  • Moral decline, spiritual despair, depression & isolation

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Opioids Addiction Recovery for Veterans

While the opioid epidemic continues to grow across the United States, the group of individuals most at risk are U.S. veterans. Nearly 60% of this group is taking prescription painkillers compared with only 30% of the general population. Of this number, 13 %, which translates to nearly 70,000 individuals, struggle with drug addiction. This number…

President Barack Obama Signs the 21st Century Cures Act

On December 13, 2016, President Barack Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act. This act is the result of a great deal of bipartisan work and demonstrates that Democrats and Republicans are able to reach across the aisle for the good of the American people. Because of this act, researchers, doctors, and the American public…

How to Afford Drug Rehab

After deciding that drug rehab is necessary for an addiction to drugs, such as prescription opioids or illegal street drugs, the individual may be left wondering how he or she is to pay for the treatments. Needless to say, inpatient treatment is much more expensive than outpatient treatment is; however, in some cases, an inpatient…

How to Make It through Holiday Parties without Giving In

Recovering alcoholics know that it can be extremely dangerous to be around any alcohol for fear of relapse. Holiday parties make this conviction very difficult to carry out as there seems to be an unending supply of spiked eggnog, alcoholic punches and specialty drinks for celebrating the season. Short of staying home and not celebrating…

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First Step Recovery Programs Statement

First Step Recovery Center is an abstinence-based rehabilitation center. We are physician-owned and -operated, and staffed by a board-certified Addiction Medicine specialist. Our clients receive a thorough evaluation of their medical, psychological, family, social, and inner-spiritual condition before a diagnosis is made and a treatment plan is recommended.

Our capabilities include medical management of addiction, including outpatient detox for alcohol, heroin, prescription opiates and benzodiazepines for appropriately selected patients. These clients are able to remain in their own homes at night during this process.

First Step Recovery Center offers a comprehensive educational program and group therapy program, including an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Individualized Treatment Programs, a Continuing Care Program, a Family Program, and a Dual Diagnosis Capable Program.

Clients and family from the High Desert, including Victorville, Hesperia, Phelan, Adelanto, Apple Valley, and Barstow will find help for addiction, alcoholism, alcohol detox, drug detox, drug addiction help, drug addiction recovery, dual diagnosis capable recovery, and drug testing.