Find YOUR Balance
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WELCOME - you have just taken your FIRST STEP to becoming a new you - to changing your life!

First Step is certified by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene / Office of Health Care Quality to provide Early Intervention - DWI (Level 0.5), traditional Outpatient Treatment (Level I) and Intensive Outpatient Treatment (Level II.1) programs for substance use disorders.  

First Step is also a certified Youth Service Bureau and works with children, adolescents and families to deal with issues around parenting, truancy and delinquent behavior.  We work to promote positive change at home and in school.

First Step offers a Youth Employment and Training Program where participants prepare for taking the Maryland GED exam and are taught job search skills and assisted with job placement and follow-up.

For the past 34 years, as a solution-focused treatment agency, our goal has been and is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve current challenges in your life. By applying best practice and evidence based treatment approaches and techniques, we will assist you in coping with long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Regular Business Hours for our Clinical Sites

Monday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday Closed

Regular Business Hours for our Youth Employment & Training Program


Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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the change today!

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