First Steps Recovery in Woodland Hills

First Steps Woodland Hills is located just a few miles from the beautiful pacific ocean in a quiet residential community. The home has been renovated from top to bottom and we have made every effort to help our guests feel like they are in the comforts of their own home. Whether dipping their toes in the pool outside or engaging socially around the billiards table, we strive to create an environment that allows our guests to develop new patterns of interacting socially that do not revolve around drugs or alcohol. Our convenient location affords easy access to several southern California communities. With a short drive down Topanga Canyon, we arrive at the beautiful beaches of Malibu.

Our centralized location was specifically chosen to create the warmth of a private and secluded residence with the convenience of access to various amenities, airports, and other recovery networks.We encourage our Clients to explore the grounds and take full advantage of the environment that they will be staying in. We offer many different types of treatment including our well known Wilderness Treatment Program, our Health and Wellness program and our Equine Therapy and Recreation. To learn more Information about our services and how you can begin your own journey to Recovery, Call us today!

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Our Approach

Here, at First Steps Recovery, we understand that everyone is different. With our unique and diverse approaches to treating addiction,  we put together individual treatment plans so we can accommodate all of our clients unique needs.

Our Facility

Our Facility is located 10 minutes from the beautiful pacific ocean. This environment is ideal for recovery being peaceful and calm, easing the body as well as the mind. Call today for more information! 19841 Redwing St Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Treatment Services

Here, at First Steps Recovery we provide many different types of treatment, including our well known Wilderness Program. Other services we provide are;

  • Drug and Alcohol Detox
  • Short Term Residential Treatment
  • Inpatient Treatment
  • Aftercare Services
  • Equine Therapy
  • Health and Wellness
  • Art Therapy
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Music Therapy

To learn more about the services we offer, Call today and begin your journey to recovery!



Nick Ramirez

Nick Ramirez

Lead Technichian, House Manager

Nick Ramirez is a Los Angeles native who grew up in East LA. At an early age he was exposed first hand to gang violence and drug usage, witnessing countless friends and family members fall victim to the devastating cycle of drug addiction.

Matthew Tatum

Matthew Tatum

Executive Director

11PsyD, Dr. Tatum received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology. His clinical practice has focused primarily…

Leah Rubke

Leah Rubke

Clinical Director

Leah Rubke is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 10 years clinical experience working primarily with the adolescent population. She…