First Step Recovery Fargo, ND

3201 Fiechtner Dr, Fargo, North Dakota 58103

Summary

Basic information about this treatment center.

First Step Recovery is an accredited Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment located in Fargo, North Dakota.

License + Accreditation

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Treatment For

A detailed list of the primary cases commonly treated here.

Alcoholism, Opiod Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse


Substance Abuse + Addiction

Substance abuse refers to the intensive and inappropriate use of psychoactive substances. Psychoactive substances are those that affect brain function. These include illegal drugs, alcohol, and even the excessive use of prescription drugs. The overuse of psychoactive substances leads to severe physical or psychological dependence. It also affects the social life and relationships of the affected individual. Substance abuse is treatable.

The duration of treatment at First Step Recovery in Fargo can be weeks or even months depending on the severity of the condition as there is a risk of relapse. Treatment options include medications, counseling sessions, various types of behavioral therapy, and group therapy in different combinations.

Alcoholism

One of the most prevalent forms of addiction is alcoholism. The standard treatment approach is abstinence to promote non-addictive habits, patients detox, and attend counseling sessions at First Step Recovery. This aims to enhance the wellbeing and mental attitude of the patient.

Opioid + Opiate Addiction

Addiction to prescription opioid painkillers like oxycodone and hydrocodone, and illicit opioids such as heroin, leads to potentially life-threatening withdrawal symptoms when discontinued. Opioid addiction treatment typically involves an inpatient stay at facilities like First Step Recovery to make sure they get through withdrawal safely. Treatment also includes comprehensive mental health counseling.


Levels of Care Offered

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

Drug Rehabilitation

Getting sober on your own is not only dangerous during the initial detox, it is also more likely to result in a relapse later on. Addiction treatment centers provide a monitored environment where you will get the medical attention you need, as well as the emotional support to overcome drug or alcohol abuse.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

An intensive outpatient program is a good option for someone in North Dakota 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 Recovery‘s IOP is customized per individual.

Aftercare Support

Aftercare comprises services that help recovering addicts readjust to normal day-to-day North Dakota activities. It can last a year or even longer. Services include individual and family counseling, medications to reduce cravings, and treatment of psychiatric and other medical conditions. Aftercare support begins once you have completed earlier stages of treatment.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Partial hospitalization (PHP) is a type of outpatient addiction care. Each plan is tailored to meet unique individual needs. Treatment is more intense than that you receive at a therapist’s office. It is less intense than inpatient rehab. The entire treatment takes about ten days to complete. It does not require you to stay at the North Dakota treatment center. Each visit lasts several hours, sometimes, eight hours. It can be the best choice for those who have recently developed an addiction.

Outpatient

Outpatient programs are the standard for addiction treatment. About 9 in 10 U.S. adolescents entering addiction treatment enroll in these programs, so you’re not alone in Fargo, ND. Treatment is delivered in different settings – offices, clinics, and primary care clinics. These facilities offer a variety of services, such as individual and group counseling and family therapy. During the sessions, you work with a team of experts that include: General physicians, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, and Psychologists. The main goals of outpatient recovery programs are to help addicted individuals reduce drug use and addictive behaviors, eventually becoming entirely sober.


Therapies & Programs

The methods used to care for each individual.

12-step facilitation, Aftercare/continuing care, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Contingency management/motivational incentives, Dialectical behavior therapy, Discharge Planning, Family counseling, Family Therapy, Group counseling, Group Therapy, Individual counseling, Individual Therapy, Life Skills, Motivational interviewing, Relapse prevention, Substance use counseling approach, Substance use education, Trauma Therapy

12-Step Program Facilitation

The recovery technique used by Alcoholics Anonymous is the 12 step program, but it can relate to any form of addiction. The 12 steps that addicts must take on the road to recovery are explained. Measures include acknowledging that you have a problem and agreeing to turn around your life. The curriculum, instructed by First Step Recovery, also requires a belief in a greater power and making amends to others.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) examines the relationship between a patient’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors. First Step Recovery aims to establish a healthy response to thoughts and feelings as an alternative to turning to drugs and alcohol. It also promotes healthy communication between addicts and those around them. It is and effective therapy for people suffering with all types of addictions.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that focuses on eliminating specific negative thoughts such as suicidal thoughts that can potentially lead to an individual inflicting self-harm. It is useful in the treatment of patients exhibiting uncontrollable emotions, intense mood swings, and borderline personality disorders.

The term “Dialectic” means the integration of opposites. In the substance abuse context, DBT refers to accepting the patient’s addiction and working to change their thoughts and behavior. It improves life skills such as controlling the intense emotions without reacting impulsively, resolving the interpersonal conflicts effectively, and promoting awareness about self and others.



Patient Experience

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Payment Options Accepted

  • Health Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Address Information
    3201 Fiechtner Dr
    Fargo, North Dakota 58103
    Phone Number
    701-293-3384
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