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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Drug Addiction and Yoga

Most people know yoga as an up-and-coming type of exercise that improves strength and focus without being extremely physically taxing. Because of its focus on the connection between the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of an individual, it is appropriate for use in most drag addiction rehab facilities. It can be practiced during rehab, and…

What Is National Recovery Month?

This September, substance use treatment professionals, individuals who have successfully gone through treatment and friends or family of recovered addicts are celebrating National Recovery Month. Celebrated every year for the past 27 years, this year’s theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Our Families, Our Stories, Our Recovery! to celebrate the integral role that family…

FDA Requires Warnings for Prescription Drug Use

On August 31, 2016, the United State Food and Drug Administration announced a new requirement for manufacturers of both brand name and generic opioid analgesics and benzodiazepines as well as opioid-based cough medications.

The Potential Dangers of Pain Medication

When most people think of those who are addicted to drugs, they think of average people who have been hooked on illegal drugs for no particular reason. However, what most forget is that many of these individuals who struggle with addiction also struggle with other disease processes and mental conditions that add multiple layers of…

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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.