1st Step Behavioral Health

"We Care When You Can’t."

3773 North Federal Highway Pompano Beach 33064

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About 1st Step Behavioral Health

Treatment at 1st Step Behavioral Health begins with drug and alcohol detoxification, a process that is informed by a Comprehensive Nursing Assessment and Evaluation and an Initial Psychiatric Evaluation. Patients should expect this kind of personalized care during all stages of the recovery process at 1st Step Behavioral Health; the center’s treatment philosophy is based around the idea that care should be made specific to the individual.

A wide variety of treatment options are available to patients at 1st Step Behavioral Health: the center offers a partial hospitalization program, an inpatient drug rehab, and an outpatient rehab program. Dual diagnosis treatment is available to those who struggle with other mental health conditions in addition to a substance use disorder (SUD). 1st Step Behavioral Health has received hundreds of testimonials from patients like you; no matter if you’re struggling with addiction to alcohol or to Fentanyl, to Benzodiazepines or to Cocaine, to Crystal Meth or to Methadone — or if you’re fighting a co-occurring disorder or another substance altogether — 1st Step Behavioral Health can help you learn, heal, recover, and thrive.

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  • Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Dual-Diagnosis
  • Inpatient Program


  • Swimming pool
  • Fully furnished apartment setting
  • Multiple outdoor seating areas
  • Meal plans
  • Free on-site laundry facilities
  • Gym
  • Recreational activities and sports
  • Occasional trips to the zoo

Treatment Approach

  • Addiction Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Attachment-based Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused Therapy


"This is the best treatment facility. They really treat you like family they care about their clients and want the best for them this place taught me a lot and I’ll forever be grateful. If it wasn’t for them I probably wouldn’t be alive"

Alyssa B.

"This place is amazing!! For them it truly is about helping the addict get and stay clean. NOT about the money. Without them I would be dead or well on my way. I learned how to recover and live in recovery and so much more. I’ve made lifelong friends because we’ve all stayed clean. This place is just different on so many levels. I encourage anyone needing help to go to 1st Step. I beg you to go. You will be eternally grateful!"

Kari A.

"This is place is a life saver. Everyone in the staff is nice and they truly care for you not like most places. The program is awesome and helped me pinpoint a lot of issues I didn’t see. Vandy is a sweetheart and really goes out of his way to help you out. Highly recommended if you want to fix your life!!!"

Alexander P.

"I’ve never experienced anything like what I’ve experienced here at 1st step. Every single staff member has shown nothing but compassion, integrity and support the whole time I’ve been here. I would suggest this program to ANYONE looking for help and to honestly heal. Thank you to Gus and Miss Debra especially!"

Tiff H.

"First Step has been so good to me. I am grateful for having them as my family. The staff at First Step are caring and loving. They help you by any means necessary for getting the help you need. Thanks to First Step, I'm a better person and continuing to grow with their support. Thank you First Step and I love everyone there."

Shaun F.


Staff Member
Gus Crocco LCSW

CEO & Clinical Director

Staff Member
Naz Andekian

Chief Operating Officer

Staff Member
Shawn Hunsberger RN

Director of Medical Services

Staff Member
Dr. Albert Castellon

MD Medical Director

Staff Member
Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Primary Clinician

Get help for alcoholism today.

If you or a loved one is ready to overcome an alcohol addiction, reach out today. Treatment providers can connect you with programs that provide the tools to help you get and stay sober.