Blue Ridge First Step Programs

Blue Ridge First Step offers a variety of programs and services tailored to fit the varying needs of community members. Following is a brief description of each.

Please don't hesitate to call or email if we can answer any questions or be of further assistance.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Blue Ridge First Step’s Intensive Outpatient program offers a comprehensive range of services through a 5 week treatment program. Our program provides state-of-the-art treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction (as well as co-occurring disorders). Services are individualized to meet the unique treatment needs of each individual client. Treatment activities include group therapy, interactive educational lectures and medical evaluation and education. Family and/or loved ones are encouraged to participate in our Family Program.

Blue Ridge First Step has many alumni across the Central Virginia area that have successfully completed our program and are living happy and productive lives. Please begin this process by calling for a professional assessment at (434) 295-0334.
Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program
Blue Ridge First Step offers an outpatient substance abuse program for adolescents (ages 14 to 18) who have demonstrated abuse toward alcohol or drugs. This 8 week program works to create a strong foundation from which a young person can make a successful bid for recovery from addiction. Groups are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Also, family and loved ones are encouraged/required to participate in our Family program.

Our program offers state-of-the-art treatment modalities to explore the feelings that inspired him/her to use alcohol and drugs in the first place. At-risk behavior is examined and alternatives are explored. Our staff will examine the specific needs of each unique client. Services include individual and group counseling, family therapy and recreational therapy with a focus on building self-esteem, coping skills development and changing distorted thinking. Begin the recovery process by calling (434) 295-0334.
To achieve and maintain lasting recovery, ongoing aftercare is offered to clients that complete the objectives of their treatment (both adult and adolescent). Groups provide treatment and peer support with a focus on relapse prevention and attainment of goals.
James River ASAP (VASAP)
Blue Ridge First Step is an approved provider of Substance Abuse treatment for individuals who are mandated through James River ASAP. Services are provided based upon client’s offense or level of addiction/abuse. Please call Blue Ridge First Step at (434) 295-0334 for further information.
Education/Prevention Services
Blue Ridge First Step is often able to provide substance abuse education or prevention services to individuals or groups as needed. Please call us at (434) 295-0334 to discuss your needs.