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First Step House was incorporated as a halfway house in 1958, and has been operating out of a residential neighborhood near downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, since 1974. We are a non-profit corporation serving primarily low-income individuals. Our residential program serves male clients only, while our outpatient program serves both male and female clients. Our programs are abstinence-based; our facilities are drug- and alcohol-free, and are clean, safe, and orderly.

First Step House uses a comprehensive treatment approach. Our treatment model is based on the techniques of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and includes group therapy, individual counseling, life skills and relapse prevention education, and motivational enhancement. We are not a 12 Step-based program; we do encourage clients to become involved in community-based self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 Step fellowships (including LDS 12 Step), Rational Recovery, and other groups that support recovery.

All First Step House programs are abstinence-based programs. Our facilities are drug and alcohol free, and are maintained in a clean, safe, and orderly manner.

Underlying all that we do at First Step House is a deep regard for the person. We believe that all individuals have the capacity to grow and change and we believe that all individuals have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

First Step House shows special gratitude to our combat veterans past and present, and honors those who have given their lives in the service of our country. For more information, please visit our page dedicated to services that we offer to veterans

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