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(5 of 5)
Treatment Effectiveness
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425 Grant Street
Bridgeport CT 06610

First Step Detox Philosophy

First Step Detox is a medically monitored residential detoxification program that provides safe and effective treatment for alcohol and drug dependency. As part of the Recovery Network of Programs’ continuum of care, the unit treats men and women 18 and older who need a safe detox from alcohol, opiates, and/or benzodiazepines. The program also provides evidence-based therapeutic services, including individual counseling, group therapy, case management, and referral services for continuing care.

Areas of Specialization

  • Individual Therapy
    This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.

  • Medical Detoxification
    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

Facility Highlights

Individual Counseling

Group Therapy

Case Management

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ABOUT FIRST STEP DETOX

Located in Bridgeport, Conn., not far from Interstate 95, First Step Detox is a medically monitored residential detoxification unit for adult men struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. The facility is equipped to safely detox clients from alcohol, opiates, and/or benzodiazepines.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

In addition to detox, the facility also utilizes evidence-based treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat clients while they are receiving medical care. The program is highly structured and includes individual counseling, group therapy, case management, medication management, specialized services for individuals with HIV, AIDs, and/or psychiatric issues, and referral services for continuing care, including introduction to self-help groups and community resources.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

According to First Step’s website, the treatment team includes “highly trained medical staff.”

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings.

WHAT STAFF SAY

While Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, the one staffer surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave First Step highly positive feedback. The reviewer gave the facility five out of five stars across almost all the facility’s 15 different evaluated metrics, including its treatment effectiveness, its honesty in marketing and public relations, its willingness to put clients’ interests first, its experience and medical treatment credentials, its respect for protocols surrounding patient privacy, and its overall quality of executive management/leadership. “Our facility is centrally located in the city and our staff is the best. Client care and safety are our main priorities. We are a clean facility that upholds all regulations,” the staffer wrote.

FINANCING

According to Healthgrove, First Step accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurance.

Published January 2017

Published on February 2017

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Our facility is centrally located in the city and our staff is the best. Client care and safety are our main priorities. We are a clean facility that upholds all regulations.

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