Welcome to First Step Recovery Center

Every Journey Begins with the FIRST STEP

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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Consultations

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

We accept all PPO’s, most major insurances accepted including Medicare, Medi/Medi, and in network HMO’s

Latest Blogs

Benefits of Music Therapy

Music therapy is one type of treatment that may be employed by professional therapists in a drug or alcohol rehab setting. It can be used in individual or group settings. Some believe that if they have no prior experience with music, such as with playing an instrument or singing, then music therapy will be unhelpful…

Planning Sober Summer Events

Whether individuals have gone through alcohol addiction themselves or know someone who has, a sober party is a good option to remove temptation from the path of those who are most likely to fall back into unhealthy drinking habits. In fact, many people who have overcome alcohol addiction have never let those close to them…

Does Health Insurance Cover Rehab?

With all of the commotion that has gone on in the past several years about health insurance, it is no wonder that average Americans have difficulty determining what is covered by their policies. It seems as if insurance providers come up with new rules all the time to limit who can receive what services and…

National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week begins this year on Mother’s Day and lasts for a week. During this week, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and other groups seek to educate the public about the dangers of drinking alcohol and using drugs during pregnancy. These dangerous substances can cause…

Are you ready to take the FIRST STEP?

Schedule a Consultation with a knowledgeable and caring counselor.

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.