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The Village Family Service Center

Client Referrals

First Step Recovery – treating the whole person for lasting recovery

At First Step Recovery, a program of The Village Family Service Center in Fargo, ND, we take a multifaceted approach to treating substance use disorders. Our Licensed Addiction Counselors work closely with our Registered Nurses to identify and manage the underlying psychological and medical issues that often accompany addiction. By treating the whole person and approaching the disease from several angles, our clients can achieve lasting recovery.

Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Your Patients

We will help you deliver the best outcomes for your patients who have problems with drug or alcohol use by working closely with you to determine the best treatment approach for each person.

  • We offer many levels of adult outpatient treatment for substance use disorders, including:
    • Partial Hospital Program
    • Intensive Outpatient Program
    • Low Intensity Outpatient Program
    • Relapse Prevention/Recovery Management
    • Family Programming
  • We have ready access to, and will coordinate, psychiatric outpatient care for your patients.
  • With on-staff RNs, we are able to meet the needs of even the most medically complicated patients – helping them navigate complicated medical issues that can impact addiction treatment.
  • We work in cooperation with the patient’s primary care clinician or assist them in finding one. We support and encourage patients to comply with medication instructions and to attend all scheduled medical appointments.
  • We work with most private insurance companies and employee assistance programs, including Medicaid expansion through the Sanford Health Plan.

Our Family Program provides group therapy, education, and individual therapy for the family members of patients in treatment at First Step. There is no additional charge for this program.

How to Make a Referral

Fill out a client referral form or call First Step Recovery at 701-451-4900, and we take care of the rest. We will collect basic information about your patient, find out if you have any special concerns and/or requests for your patient, and arrange for the patient to meet with one of our intake counselors.

As soon as your patient's evaluation is completed, he or she will be able to begin treatment within a matter of days.

After that, you can be as involved as you would like in the treatment process. If you want to be kept informed of your patient’s progress, we will obtain the necessary release forms and stay in contact.

Insurance Coverage for Treatment Services

Insurance benefits for treatment can be very complex. Our professionals are experts at navigating the insurance world and helping clients identify financial resources available to cover some or all of the cost of addiction treatment. With permission, we will work directly with the patient’s insurance company to determine available coverage.

Help your patient take the First Step. Call 701-451-4900 or contact us online.


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