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First Step Perinatal Substance Abuse

First Step is a drug and alcohol treatment program for pregnant, postpartum and parenting women and their children. The goal of the program is to assist and support women in developing positive parenting skills while learning to live a healthy, drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle.


Women with children who are under the age of 18 can participate in group and individual alcohol and drug treatment services. While attending treatment, the Child Development Center is available for care of children age five and under. The year-long program is designed in a multi-phase model. Advancement in the program is contingent upon meeting specific treatment goals, completion of assignments, and maintaining abstinence of drug and alcohol use at each phase.


This program is a collaboration between Sierra Vista Child & Family Services, Children and Families Commission, Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and Stanislaus County Community Services Agency. This program is licensed and certified by the State of California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.


Program Components:

  • Alcohol and Drug Education

  • Specialized Child Care Center

  • Parent Education and Support


Priority for services is given to pregnant injection drug users, pregnant substance users, parenting injection drug users and parenting substance users.

First Step Perinatal Substance Abuse

1700 McHenry Village Way, Suite 16

Modesto, CA 95350

p. 209-527-3270

f.  209-527-3226

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