Substance Abuse

If You’re Ready, We’re Here to Help

Addiction to alcohol or drugs is a serious health problem today for many and can lead to significant health, relationship, employment and emotional problems, affecting your overall mental and physical health.  FirstMed is committed to increasing access to high-quality primary and behavioral health care to individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) within a medically assisted treatment (MAT) framework.

FirstMed providers and therapists at ALL 3 LOCATIONS are well trained to deal with substance abuse and related conditions. We recognize that substance abuse is both a physical and mental health issue. Therefore, our program offers the following key features:

  • Initial induction, including comprehensive screenings and assessments (including behavioral health).
  • Pre-scheduled clinic visits for the first week to two weeks.
  • One-on-one therapy sessions with licensed behavioral health providers and/or psychiatrist to address issues regarding achieving sobriety.
  • Clients who complete the SUD treatment will be referred to peer recovery and support services as well as job training within the community to assist them with future success.

Don’t be afraid to ask for our help – CHANGE IS POSSIBLE.

*For more information email us at: hope@fmhwc.org*

At FirstMed, we offer two comfortable and supportive group settings to assist those seeking recovery and those who support recovery. Please see the information below to help determine which group may be right for you:

Substance Abuse Support Group

Substance Use group

This group is designed for anyone at any stage of recovery, or anyone looking to begin the road to recovery. We provide tangible skills and tools to work towards and maintain a healthy lifestyle in a safe place that offers support and accountability.

  • Tuesdays from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
  • Open group – you can start at anytime
  • Group facilitator: Dr. Julia Kannard, DBH, CPC
  • Topics discussed: How Addiction Happens, Stages of Change, How Your Lifestyle Influences Your Use, Goal Setting, Self-Sabotaging, Relapse, Triggers, Self-Esteem, Feelings and Emotions, Communication, Relationships, Forgiveness, Building a Support System
  • Receive a $20 gift card to Walmart after attending your first session and a $100 gift card to Walmart for every five sessions you attend!
  • If you’re interested in joining this group, please contact ljohnson@fmhwc.org
  • Group held via Zoom:
  • Download the ZOOM App on your smartphone, or if you are using a laptop or PC you can join by going to zoom.us, join meeting and inserting the meeting ID
All-Recovery Support Group

All-Recovery meeting

This all-recovery meeting is open to anybody in, seeking, or those who support recovery. It is open to anyone dealing with substance use, mental health concerns, disordered eating, as well as any other quality of life concerns or behavioral health disorders. We also welcome those who support the recovery lifestyle, and those who have been impacted by behavioral health at any point in life. We support all pathways and programs of recovery.

  • Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Open group- you can start at anytime
  • Group facilitators: Avan Sachs, Peer Recovery Support Specialist; Dr. Julia Kannard, DBH, CPC
  • Topics discussed: Acceptance, Dependence, Fear, Complacency, Forgiveness, Freedom Through Sobriety, Identification, Group Inventory, Living One Day at a Time, Open-Mindedness, Plan the Action Not the Result, Projection, Resentments, What is Sobriety, and much more!
  • Receive a $20 gift card to Walmart after attending your first session and a $100 gift card to Walmart for every five sessions you attend!
  • If you’re interested in joining this group, please contact ljohnson@fmhwc.org
  • Group held via Zoom:
  • Download the ZOOM App on your smartphone, or if you are using a laptop or PC you can join by going to zoom.us, join meeting and inserting the meeting ID