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First Step Counseling Center

First Step Counseling Center in Addison, TX

First Step Counseling Center is a substance abuse and drug addiction treatment center in Addison, TX, offering various levels of care and utilizing different methods and treatments to provide effective and personalized care for clients.

About First Step Counseling Center

First Step Counseling Center is a substance abuse and drug addiction treatment center based in Addison, TX. The center provides a variety of levels of care, including aftercare support, drug rehab, intensive outpatient, and outpatient treatment. The staff at First Step Counseling Center focuses on treating clients with substance abuse issues utilizing a variety of methods and treatments such as 12-Step Facilitation, Aftercare, Anger Management, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT), Discharge Planning, Group Therapy, HIV or AIDS education, Intervention, Matrix Model, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and Substance Use Counseling.

First Step Counseling Center works with clients of various backgrounds and offer personalized treatment plans and one-on-one sessions. The center is committed to providing effective and compassionate care to clients striving to achieve lasting recovery and achieve their life goals. In addition, First Step Counseling Center supports clients in developing the skills and tools necessary to maintain a substance free life.

  • 1 Conditions Treated
  • 4 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 14 Therapies & Programs

Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment

Recovering from any type of substance abuse is a long process, but it is one of the most worthwhile and life changing events any addicted person will ever go through. This is a combination of detoxing the body, rehabilitation, and recovery. There is also therapy, aftercare, and support during the entire process.

While substance abuse can take over a person’s life, it is something that can also be overcame by professionals at First Step Counseling Center in Addison, TX

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

An intensive outpatient program is a good option for someone in Texas with a milder or less severe addiction. An IOP may involve daily meetings at a treatment facility, along with personal counseling and peer meetings. Some IOP programs offer half-day treatment, while others offer full-day programs. First Step Counseling Center‘s IOP is customized per individual.

Outpatient treatment is treatment that occurs when a patient is not checked into a rehab facility. The patient may show up for therapy sessions, go through detox and engage in other therapies to help them recover. However, they will do so while they live at home in Texas.

Outpatient therapy provided by First Step Counseling Center is usually recommended as a follow up to inpatient therapy. It helps patients adapt to their normal lives after treatment. In some cases, it can also be an alternative to inpatient treatment. People may choose this route if they are unable to leave their jobs, children or if they don’t have the money for inpatient treatment. However, inpatient treatment is the best way to recover from addiction.

Help with aftercare applies to the follow-up care provided after the initial recovery program offered by First Step Counseling Center in Addison, Texas. The level of support for aftercare plays a vital role in avoiding relapse and in maintaining sobriety. Aftercare support is tailored according to the patient’s needs.

Therapies & Programs

In group therapy, the patient undergoes sessions with other patients dealing with similar problems under the guidance of a trained counselor. The members of the group interact with each other and talk freely about their issues. The recovery of members of the group from the problems that they face gives the patients confidence that they can also overcome their addiction.

Group therapy at First Step Counseling Center reduces the feeling of loneliness and improves the coping skills of the patients. Group therapy provides patients with continuous feedback from other members. The group dynamics ensure that members start having some structure and routine in their lives.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a way of addressing concerns through talking. Talking through issues can identify sources of discomfort or unhealthy thoughts. CBT is a healthy way First Step Counseling Center addresses some behaviors which may be bringing unintended consequences in a persons life.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a type of cognitive therapy. It is based on the principle that irrational thoughts are responsible for the emotional and behavioral changes in addiction. The therapy starts with identifying the underlying irrational thoughts. These thoughts are then challenged and opposed logically and then replaced with positive thoughts.

The 12 step program is the treatment method used by Alcoholics Anonymous, but it can apply to any type of addiction. It outlines the 12 steps addicts should take on the path to recovery. Steps include admitting you have a problem and making the decision to turn your life around. A belief in a higher power and making amends to others are also part of the program.

Payment Options

For specific insurance or payment methods please contact us.
  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
  • Location & Contact

    First Step Counseling Center Location and Directions
    16539 Addison Road
    Addison, TX 75001

    Phone Number
    (214) 942-8808

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    First Step Counseling Center Location and Directions

    16539 Addison Road
    Addison, TX 75001
    (214) 942-8808


    Gender Female, Male

    Age Adults (20+)

    Modality Group, Individuals

  • Smoking Allowed
  • Ownership
    Privately Owned

    Listed May 26, 2020

    Updated June 24, 2024

    Addison, Texas Addiction and Treatment

    Texas is one of the primary hubs for drug smuggling into the country. The border between Texas and Mexico is more than 1,000 miles long. More than 10 million residents use alcohol every year and more than 25% of those are minors. Alcohol and drug use has become so common in Texas that almost 15% of all deaths can be attributed to these substances.

    There are 930 people aged 12 or older in Addison who has used an illicit drug recently. 1 in 5 residents will struggle with a substance abuse disorder at some point in their life. Alcohol and prescription drugs are abused at high rates as well. About 24% of residents are considered heavy drinkers. There are different types of treatment programs available in Addison including detoxification, inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, and alternative treatment.

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