Paula Medley is a thirty-two-year resident of the High Desert and is our counseling staff supervisor at First Step Recovery Center. Paula has over 18,000 hours of experience in substance abuse counseling, and her professional accomplishments include not only her CADC-II certification, but also additional certification by the ICADC, as well as specialized Medication-Assisted Treatment credentialing and additional training in interventions. In her spare time Paula enjoys gardening and her family, and she also spends a great deal of her personal time giving back to her Recovery fellowship and to her local community. Paula loves her work with the staff and patients of First Step Recovery Center and her outstanding passion for Recovery and for helping people suffering with the disease of addiction makes her an incredible asset to our team. Paula is definitely the heart and soul of our great facility.