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1st Step Behavioral Health

"We Care When You Can’t."

3773 North Federal Highway Pompano Beach 33064

Make a Call 844-334-8400

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Insurances and Payment Options

  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare

Levels of Care

1st Step Behavioral Health offers multiple levels of care such as:

  • Telehealth
  • Counseling
  • Detox
  • Outpatient
  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Partial-Hospitalization
  • Inpatient
  • Residential
  • Sober-Living Home

About 1st Step Behavioral Health

At 1st Step Behavioral Health, our substance abuse treatment approach is to meet each individual in their present moment and guide them along a journey through recovery. Some people experience relief or a sense of freedom when realizing they need help with substance abuse, but many will have complex ideas and feelings about confronting those problems. 1st Step Behavioral Health is a drug and alcohol treatment center dedicated to helping people on an individual basis, to discover the steps they will need to take in order to achieve a lasting change. If you or your loved one is suffering from addiction, or any co-occurring mental health conditions, please call us today.

Offering Treatment For:


  • Alcohol
  • Antidepressants
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Crack Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Inhalants
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Opioids
  • Pain Killers
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Stimulants

Mental Health

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Porn Addiction
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Sex Addiction
  • Trauma

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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


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


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.