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First Step Recovery Center


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Founded in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1991, First Step Recovery Center is an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment facility for adolescents and adults. This comprehensive behavioral health facility offers individualized treatment programs with group and individual therapy, psychiatric services and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). The credentialed staff utilize CBT-based therapy methods.

Treatment and Staff

Upon entering treatment, FSR requires all clients to complete an assessment including those who are court-ordered. Clients are then either enrolled in a standard outpatient track or the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for both adolescents and adults.

For adolescents who are exhibiting signs of possible substance abuse but not full-blown addiction, or for those who may be at risk for relapse, there are two levels of programming available. One requires a total of 10 hours of group therapy and is mainly education based while the other is a 12- to 16-week program that meets weekly for two hours in group sessions. This program emphasizes relapse prevention and coping skills. Even more intensive is a 22- to 26-week program which is broken into steps; the first step requires clients to attend group therapy four times a week for two hours at a time along with one individual session for the first six weeks. The second step is 16 weeks of group therapy that meets twice weekly for two hours.

The adult outpatient track also has different levels of care. The least intensive is a 15-hour group therapy program and the next is a standard outpatient track of weekly group therapy for three hours. The most intensive is a nine-hour per week IOP consisting of group and individual therapy once a week upon request. In addition to therapy, those who qualify for MAT can receive medication for opiates or alcohol.

Treatment methods at FSR include CBT, the Stages of Change model, biofeedback, EMDR and solution-oriented treatment. The facility’s staff includes dually-licensed psychologists, medical doctors, LPNs, Master’s-level LADCs and LMFTs.


In addition to the substance abuse treatment programs, FSR also offers groups for other addictions like gambling, overeating and excessive internet use. An aftercare program is available for all participants, though it attendance is not mandatory. This phase of treatment typically consists of one group session a week for two hours.

In Summary

First Step Recovery offers a range of treatment options for clients of all ages. Medical support is available through the facility’s qualified staff, as are a range of programs and treatment methods for various types of addiction. All programs are focused on achievable outcomes to set clients up for success. In all, First Step Recovery is a strong outpatient resource for those seeking flexibility and individualized care in Lincoln, Nebraska.

First Step Recovery Center Location

First Step Recovery
300 South 68th St Pl, Ste 500
Lincoln, NE 68510

First Step Recovery Center Cost

Sliding scale. Reach First Step Recovery by phone at (402) 434-2730. Find First Step Recovery on Facebook and Twitter

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  1. You manipulated me to give you all my exspensive jewelry, leather coats, art work, sell tons of things and give you the cash, saying you love me and i can trust you.
    Where is my stuff? Your wife?
    You stole my life and now say im nothing and who will belive me over you. God belives me , he saw what you did to me.. you can write any lie on paper, you had no right to take my innocence for your self, you took my life away and much more.
    I no you know what you did was highly wrong and iileagal.
    Why did you do this ?

  2. The physical and mental abuse from you destroyed my entire life and future. You should be ashamed of yourself and i pray daily you are exsposed for minipulation and destruction of lives. Your threats to me so i wont tell will not work forever, God seen it all and so did others. This will catch up with you.

  3. Rick McNeese, PhD on

    As First Step’s Director, I’d like to say this is a very good description of what we offer. My goal has been to develop and offer an integrated team model to provide substance abuse and mental health services to individuals, families, and our many professional referral sources. Confidential, compassionate care in a professional environment where that “First Step” of one phone call will result in individualized help when needed…..That’s us! Change, while often not easy, is inevitable and we are there to help!

    Again, thank you for the accurate picture provided of First Step!

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