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Overcoming Addiction and Trauma

First Step Recovery Center is capable of providing informed treatment for clients with alcohol or other substance use disorders who also suffer with mental illness, such as depression, anxiety disorder, panic disorder, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and other disorders. Many symptoms of these disorders will be improved markedly once the primary addiction is treated properly; however, we firmly believe in taking each client’s case on an individual basis and in providing whole-person care by not just treating the substance, but by also treating each individual from the High Desert and beyond as a complete being.

However, certain mental health issues such as anxiety, PTSD, and the re-experiencing of traumas might temporarily become worse in certain cases, as the numb-out induced by drugs begins to lift. It is critically important that the dually-diagnosed client has easy access to trauma-informed therapy and to experienced addiction psychiatrists and addiction medicine specialists when medication management is required.

[su_note note_color=”#F0F0F0″]First Step Recovery Center offers on-site access to highly qualified and experienced addiction psychiatrists by secure video link, and our on-site medical team is very experienced with these issues and with various psychiatric medications. In addition, our licensed therapists are experts in providing appropriate and kind guidance for a comprehensive approach to dual diagnosis clients, as well as to persons affected by various mental health symptoms due to their experiences in addiction, but who may or may not have a formal mental health diagnosis.[/su_note]

As a matter of routine, all of our clients from Hesperia and other areas are screened for these issues upon intake, as well as for risk of harm. We are very serious at First Step Recovery Center in Victorville about treating these issues with the respect and kindness that they need and deserve.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_widget_sidebar show_bg=”false” sidebar_id=”sidebar_1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][dt_testimonials type=”slider” autoslide=”6000″ number=”6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”vc_default” full_width=”stretch_row” equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” seperator_indeed_locker=”” lk_t=”ism_template_1″ lk_tl=”5″ lk_io=”default” lk_lp=”0″ lk_dm=”0″ lk_thm=”0″ lk_tuo=”0″ ru_on=”0″ uhc_on=”0″ ur_on=”0″ ref_on=”0″ css=”.vc_custom_1473599298140{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 40px !important;background-color: #0d404f !important;}”][vc_column offset=”vc_col-lg-8 vc_col-md-8 vc_col-xs-12″][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Need Help?” main_heading_color=”#ffffff” sub_heading_color=”#ffffff” alignment=”left” main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:10px;” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:30px;” main_heading_line_height=”desktop:40px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:17px;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:27px;”]Our Caring Staff Can Help You Take the First Step[/ultimate_heading][/vc_column][vc_column offset=”vc_col-lg-4 vc_col-md-4 vc_hidden-sm vc_col-xs-12 vc_hidden-xs”][ult_buttons btn_title=”Schedule a Consultation” btn_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Ffirststephd.com%2Fschedule-a-consultation%2F|||” btn_align=”ubtn-right” btn_size=”ubtn-custom” btn_height=”38″ btn_padding_left=”25″ btn_padding_top=”15″ btn_title_color=”#ffffff” btn_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.01)” btn_hover=”ubtn-fade-bg” btn_bg_color_hover=”#ffffff” btn_title_color_hover=”#28a7fb” icon_size=”32″ btn_icon_pos=”ubtn-sep-icon-at-left” btn_border_style=”solid” btn_color_border=”rgba(255,255,255,0.4)” btn_color_border_hover=”#ffffff” btn_border_size=”4″ btn_radius=”0″ btn_font_family=”font_family:Montserrat|font_call:Montserrat|variant:700″ btn_font_style=”font-weight:700;” btn_font_size=”desktop:20px;” btn_line_height=”desktop:20px;” css_adv_btn=”.vc_custom_1473598607507{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row]