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


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, and in network HMO’s

Latest Blogs

How Meth Robs Your Future

Recovery from methamphetamine addiction is immensely possible as long as users are provided access to effective treatments that address the multitude of medical and personal problems resulting from their long-term use of the drug.

First Step Recovery Center in Victorville announces it is now part of the California Hub & Spoke System, combatting the opioid addiction crisis.

Victorville, Calif. (Press Release) – First Step Recovery Center in Victorville, California is pleased to announce that it is now participating in the “Hub and Spoke Program” of the California Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion Project. This program is designed to assist patients with opioid addiction and/or physical dependency who are either uninsured or “underinsured” and unable to afford their insurance deductibles. First Step Recovery Center is now accepting patients qualified for this program as a Spoke, having its Hub at the Riverside Comprehensive Treatment Center, in Riverside, California.

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…

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.