Commit to Change with Substance Abuse Treatment in Lincoln, NE
Quality Care. Our highly qualified staff have over 100 years of combined experience in this field.
Dignity. We’re here to help, not judge or be punitive.
Family. We welcome the involvement of family to make treatment more successful if you wish.
Integrity. First Step has your best interest at heart and we will always provide quality care.
Respect. We enjoy having you at our facility. You can expect to be greeted, appreciated and informed.
Take the First Step: Evaluation & Assessment
The first step to take when addressing a substance abuse issue is to do a comprehensive evaluation so that everyone involved knows the scope of the problem, the severity of the problem, and what the problem truly is. The results of the evaluation are then used to develop an individualized treatment plan laying the foundation for where treatment begins then identifying short and long term measurable goals moving forward.
Call First Step today at (402) 434-2730 to schedule an appointment.
First Step’s adult programs provide personalized treatment times convenient to your schedule with minimal interruptions to your life. We understand you have a life outside of treatment and we also know how important the commitments you have are key elements of working a recovery program.
Our progressive recovery programs are based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapies with an emphasis on Solution Focused approaches. We follow a CHANGE model that is future focused, goal oriented, and built around you and your strengths. This change is a process not an event. Of course we prefer an abstinence based model of recovery but we understand treatment to be a growth opportunity and not a cure so we define success differently for each patient truly individualizing treatment for you. Treatment is designed to help patients (and their families) gain a thorough understanding about the severities of substance use, thought patterns and behaviors that often accompany users, and what recovery looks like within the context of that individual’s morals, values and environment. First Step is focused on creating attitudinal, functional and behavioral changes so that a healthier more productive lifestyle can be achieved.
Adult Program Descriptions
Individual Counseling – Clients who have individual counseling recommended will have the opportunity to work one on one with an individual counselor based on personal preferences, referral sources, presenting problems and counselor expertise. Most importantly, your input is necessary when considering an individual counselor and we will do our best to focus on your needs, the counselor's skill set and ultimately the best fit. First Step's interdisciplinary team continues to grow with the goal of being able to provide highly professional and qualified services to meet your individual needs. Individual sessions will be scheduled promptly within seven (7) days, but immediate appointments are available upon request.
Pretreatment & Treatment Readiness – Treatment readiness is also known as pretreatment services. Clients at this stage have the opportunity to work with a counselor one on one prior to a group setting to generate motivation for treatment and recovery, address vocational issues, family issues, social issues, with a primary focus on making changes as identified during the assessment process. The goal of this opportunity is to support treatment goals and recommendations, address any barriers to recommendations made or medical advice given, minimize the risk of relapse, and to help the individual and/or family see the value in what it is that is being recommended for them. This is accomplished through motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral skill building and just getting to know you. Ultimately, after the pretreatment phase is complete, the person should feel ready, willing, and able to successfully complete their primary treatment program and move forward maximizing what treatment has to offer.
Alcohol & Drug Education Program (ASAM Level 0.5) – This is a group session that meets 5 times for a total of 15 hours. This program is designed for individuals exhibiting issues or experiencing negative consequences related to substance use but do not necessarily have the severity or medical necessity to be in a higher level of care. This is mainly for first time offenders or first time users that have experienced a legal or social issue related to drinking or using but have no other history or need for a higher level of care. The cost of this program is $270 including 5 group sessions for a total of 15 hours and 1 individual session with a licensed professional prior to starting the program.
Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment (ASAM Level I.0) – Outpatient substance abuse treatment for adults is a sixteen (16) week program that meets once (1x) weekly for three (3) hours per week. This program is available in the morning or evening and is designed for individuals who are not chemically dependent but who are demonstrating patterns of chemical abuse. Outpatient Treatment (ASAM I.0) meets once weekly for a period of 12-16 weeks based on individual progress. Aftercare is not required, but is available for individuals and families who have completed the primary care programs upon request.
Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Program (ASAM Level II.I) – A group-focused, nonresidential program for chemically dependent or substance abusing adults who require a more restrictive treatment environment than provided by the Outpatient Program, but who do not require a 24 hour residential program. Activities in this program focus on aiding clients to recognize their substance abuse problems and to develop knowledge and skills for making lifestyle changes necessary to maintain a life free from substance use. The primary care program meets in a group setting three times per week for six (6) weeks, each session being three hours in length (total nine hours per week) with a certified counselor providing treatment services. Individual sessions if needed are available in addition to the scheduled nine (9) hours per week and are arranged between the counselor and client. The second phase of the IOP program is stepping down to an Outpatient (ASAM I.0) level of care where the client will attend once weekly for a period of 12-16 weeks based on individual progress. Aftercare is not required, but is available for individuals and families who have completed the primary care programs upon request.