FAQs About Rehab at 1st Step: All of Your Questions Answered


Where is the First Step facility?

We are located in Broward County, Florida at 3773 N Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach, FL 33064.

What airport do I fly into?

You’ll fly into Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) and a staff member will pick you up and provide transportation to our clinical facility.

What kind of activities does the Pompano Beach area offer?

Pompano Beach is one of Florida’s best-known gems. From relaxing beaches to luscious nature trails, it offers a lot of scenic beauty. Also, you’ll find that Pompano Beach is full of diverse dining options and charming shopping spots for you to enjoy. Best of all, our facility is located just minutes from the beach!

Our Facility

Can I visit First Step before I commit to treatment?

Absolutely! We encourage all prospective clients to get a better feel for our program by offering a tour of the facility. We kindly ask that you contact us first so we can arrange a day and time.

What should I bring?

In all cases, you should bring:

  • Picture ID
  • Insurance card and RX card, if applicable
  • Insurance Subscriber’s Social Security Number and Date of Birth (if applicable)
  • Enough clothing for the duration of treatment (we ask you to be mindful of the kind of clothing you bring. If you think a certain article of clothing will be a distraction during treatment, it’s probably best not to bring it).
  • Outdoor accessories such as sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, and rain gear
  • Electronics, such as cell phones and laptops – The admission team will hold on to these during your recovery journey so you can get the most out of treatment. All of your belongings will be returned after clinical approval.

Feel free to contact us for a better idea of what to bring as this is also dependent upon how long your specific program is.

What should I leave at home?

Certain items are prohibited for the safety of clients and staff. You should leave:

  • Your car, as our services include transportation
  • Any type of narcotics, no exceptions
  • Any type of weapon, including pocket knives
  • Aerosol cans
  • Perfumes or toiletries containing alcohol, such as nail polish remover, mouthwash, and hand sanitizers
  • Body-building and dietary supplements
  • Shaving razors–these will be provided to you

Treatment Services

What treatment programs are offered?

We offer a variety of addiction treatment programs at our Pompano Beach facility. Treatment programs range from intensive, residential care to outpatient programs where the individual simply travels to the facility for treatment.

Our core programs include:

What is aftercare planning?

Preventing relapse and ensuring a successful recovery is the main focus of post-rehab programs. Aftercare can include group therapy or individual counseling sessions at the facility. It can also mean partaking in a step-down program, such as outpatient treatment. We offer a variety of options in aftercare planning ranging from outpatient programs and alumni services to recovery meetings at our facility.

Does First Step solely treat addiction or are mental-health concerns addressed too?

Mental illness is absolutely addressed. We offer dual diagnosis as a key component of our treatment programs. Dual diagnosis is the presence of both a substance abuse problem, as well as a mental health disorder. Treating the person as a whole requires addressing both parts of addiction.

We offer treatment services to target co-occurring disorders, such as:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Relapse prevention techniques
  • Social skills building

Is holistic care incorporated into treatment?

Holistic care can be an incredible supplement in addition to a comprehensive treatment plan.

Members of our facility have access to many alternative holistic therapies. These therapies promote relaxation and can help alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Some of our holistic care options include:

  • Chiropractic support
  • Massage therapy
  • Yoga
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Acupuncture

Is confidentiality guaranteed?

Yes – 100%. We will never share any information about your identity.

Is it possible to enroll in treatment while maintaining my job or schooling?

Most certainly. However, it does depend on your specific treatment program. We offer outpatient rehabilitation and partial hospitalization programs to those with serious obligations outside of treatment. No matter how busy your schedule is, we’ll work around it and ensure that our program suits your needs best.

What kinds of addictions does First Step treat?

We treat essentially every kind of addiction and disorder you can think of! Generally, we treat addictions such as:

Do you have any testimonials from past patients?

Yes! We love hearing the success stories of our patients and all the ways that their lives have positively changed after treatment. You can find some of these testimonials here.

Financing Treatment

Do you accept insurance?

Yes. We accept most major insurance companies and providers. Depending on the specific company and plan, benefits will vary. However, we’re here to help you navigate through your policy to ensure you get the most out of your benefits. We accept the following providers:

What is the cost of treatment?

The exact cost of treatment will vary based on the specific program you choose. Residential treatment offers the most intensive level of care with full access to amenities and around-the-clock care. Thus, this is typically the most expensive option. Our more flexible options such as outpatient treatment will be significantly less expensive. The exact cost of treatment will also be dependent upon your insurance coverage.

How do I know if I’m covered by insurance?

We encourage you to give us a call to find out exactly what your insurance covers. We’ll reach out to your provider and do a comprehensive review of your plan. Then, we can go over what the most cost-effective options are for your care.

Are there other options for financing treatment at First Step?

If you’re not insured, don’t lose hope. Fortunately, there are other methods of financing treatment at our facility. You may qualify for a loan or perhaps you can create a fundraising page to earn money. We encourage you to reach out to us so we can walk you through these different routes if insurance isn’t an option.

Take the First Step Today

We can help you get better. Contact us today to find out which program might be right for you, or to begin the process of arranging for treatment.

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