The First Steps

Addiction Treatment Program in Clovis, CA

First Steps Recovery, located in Fresno County, offers the full continuum of care in addiction recovery in the Central Valley, CA. This means the team that starts you on your journey will walk with you to its full completion.

What We Do: Addiction Treatment at First Steps Recovery in Fresno

First Steps Recovery is a full-continuum program specializing in addiction treatment, located in Clovis, CA (Fresno County). We are committed to the safety, comfort, and success of every resident that comes to us seeking treatment. As such, we provide clients with all of the resources they need to begin treatment from drug and alcohol addiction, recover from that addiction, as well as provide the tools to help them learn how to enjoy life again. Regardless of whether your addiction is alcohol, drugs or anything else, our programs are designed to help you learn to live a life substance free.

At First Steps Recovery, you or your loved one will be brought into a safe, clean and caring environment, to gather the strength to take the first steps toward full recovery. “Residential Treatment” (commonly called rehab) is the term used to describe the process by which a person lives in a controlled and safe environment to begin the recovery process.

We understand that true sobriety goes beyond abstaining from abusing substances; it involves healing the soul. A true confrontation of addiction involves addressing the underlying emotional issues and possible mental health complications that are common in those who abuse substances.

That’s why our Treatment specialists carefully guide residents through the entire process of transitioning back into real life to better ensure their complete recovery. From the very first phone call to medical assessments to helping to make the transition to a lower level of care, our specialists provide compassionate care every step of the way.

Drug Treatments Programs in Our Fresno, CA, Center:


  • Drug & Alcohol Detox
  • Inpatient Residential Rehab
  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
  • Alumni Plan


  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Individual Drug and Alcohol Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Case Management
  • Psychological Assessments


  • Equine Therapy
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Recreation Area
  • Exercise
  • Yoga
  • Nature
  • Mountain Foothills

Our Approach

Because we have multiple treatment options, we are able to care for the many aspects of healing—including causes, conditions of behaviors, family issues, and more.

Therapeutic Experiences


Trips and Outings



Health & Wellness

Relapse Prevention


Horseback Riding


Wilderness Experience

First Steps Team

Josh Beauchaine First Steps

Josh Beauchaine, MA, LMFT, CNDAI


Josh Beauchaine is known as a direct, insightful, and firmly supportive counselor. Integrating his 15 years of experience in the mental health field, Josh strives to help families implement a safe and effective approach to helping people find lasting recovery.

During his thousands of hours of experience in the counseling field, Josh has both intervened and offered treatment in almost every addiction category imaginable including alcohol, narcotics, marijuana, sexual behaviors, eating, pornography, spending, and gambling. He has held positions as the head counselor of an addiction recovery home, a psychotherapist, a pastoral counselor, a youth pastor, an assistant school counselor, and a mental health worker at a residential treatment center for severely emotionally disturbed adolescents.

Josh received his Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communications from Point Loma Nazarene University and his Master’s of Science in Counseling from California State University at Fullerton.

Dr Turner

Dr. R. Jordan Turner, DO

Medical Director

Dr. Turner received his medical degree from Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Psychiatry Residency training at Loma Linda University. He’s also board certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

Upon graduating from residency he was lucky enough to meet Dr. Jason Kellogg who, at the time, was contemplating creating a unique and enduring psychiatric group practice, which would later become known as Progeny Psychiatric Group.
Dr. Turner primarily works in general adult psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and addiction medicine. Everyday he strives to thoroughly understand human psychology and psychopathology with a hope to relieve suffering and foster the growth of those he treats.

Dr. Turner is a talented musician; he plays the guitar, piano, and drums. In his spare time, he also enjoys reading, bird watching, and traveling. He currently resides in Southern California with his wife and four children.

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” -Kahlil Gibran

Ben Beauchaine First Steps

Ben Beauchaine

Chief Operations Officer/Executive Director

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Anne Rushing First Steps Recovery

Anne Rushing, MSN, MAC, RNC-MNN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Anne Rushing is a board-certified family nurse practitioner that joined the First Steps Recovery team in 2017. She brings 17 years of nursing experience from a variety of disciplines ranging from emergency to obstetrics. Anne is a Fresno State University alum with a Master of Arts in Nursing. Prior to that, she graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from MidAmerica Nazarene University.
She is an active member of the California Association of Nurse Practitioners-Fresno chapter.
Laura Echeverria First Steps Recovery

Laura Echeverria

Utilization Review Supervisor

When individuals experience severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. Laura’s great passion is bringing healing to people struggling with addiction. As a utilization review supervisor, she is involved in the process of making decisions that can increase efficiency in the delivery of quality healthcare service.

Her typical job duties cover issues such as authorizations for appropriate levels of care, case appeals, discharge planning, and disease management. She works closely with both the medical and clinical teams to ensure that First Steps clients receive the services needed to provide them with peace of mind and enable them to focus on their treatment.

Additionally, she is in charge of the practicum and internship department developed by Dr. Mathew Tatum, Filipe Coronel, and herself. Students in this program get the experience, training, and supervision in the industry that they need to prepare them for their career. Lastly, she supervises the case management department where clients are offered help handling urgent medical appointments, legal issues, work and school-related tasks, and support to make the integration back into the community as smooth as possible.

Her education background includes an MS in Criminology from the California State University, Fresno. Her study on the relationship between performance on neuropsychological tests and the risk of violence as defined by the Static-99 among civilly committed patients in a forensic psychiatric institution was published and presented at the Central California Research Symposium. Also, she presented her study at the International multi-disciplinary research Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). She has a BA in Psychology and a BS in Criminology-Forensic Behavioral Science from California State University, Fresno.

She spends her free time doing what she is most passionate about—playing soccer. She also likes to hike, travel, go to concerts, and eat!

Lisa Ward First Steps Recovery

Lisa Ward

Operations Director

Lisa brings over 20 years of multi-unit management in the retail and service industries to play in her role as operations director of First Steps Recovery. Her primary role is to create and implement policies, procedures, and training to facilitate continued operational improvement as well as oversee and direct the detox technicians and support staff. She cares most about providing a supportive, efficient, and safe environment for both the clients and the employees in her care.
Paula Seals First Steps Recovery

Paula Seals

Outreach Coordinator

Paula Seals is committed to helping people in her community find the services they need to help them get a clean and clear start. Her vast knowledge of the industry and many partnerships with treatment centers across California’s Central Valley she is ideally positioned to help families, adolescents, and adults get into inpatient and outpatient treatment programs that are suited for their individualized needs.

Along with being certified in mental health first aid training, Paula is the female UA tester for Aftercare program ran through Federal Probation and Pretrial, and she is currently attending the CCAPP to become a certified AOD counselor.

After gaining her certificate, she plans on staying in the community outreach field in order to help place families in treatment that best suits their needs.

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Mission, Vision, Values:

Brand Promise:

Offering Innovation and Excellence in Addiction Treatment

Mission Statement:

To provide comprehensive care to individuals, families and friends caught in the cycle of addiction by providing excellent clinical care, training, research, and community education.


The Central Valley’s Leading Addiction Treatment Center

A letter from our founder and president:

Thank you for considering First Steps Recovery as yours or your loved one’s addiction treatment provider. At some point, you probably have experienced a sense of despair and hopelessness, of no longer recognizing the person you love and thinking that they have have been lost to addiction.

Imagine what it would be like to have that same loved one hug you and tell you that they love you again! Wouldn’t it be amazing? Think about how lifesaving it would be to see your loved one self-sufficient, living on their own, gainfully employed, pursuing an education, engaged in their vocation, or even volunteering in their community!

The deep sense joy one experiences when fear is replaced by hope is unparalleled; when your loved one is truly committed to their well-being and a part of First Steps Recovery, you no longer need to imagine “what this would be like.”

Our team of professionals sees each person that we serve through the lens of dignity. We know that recovery is possible for you and your loved one, and we walk you step-by-step through the whole process.

We know when someone is in the midst of a substance use disorder they are disconnected from the world around them. We also know when one is sober, engaged, and able to manage their emotions and see beyond themselves, that recovery is beautiful! Notice that I use “recovery,” not sobriety. We view sobriety as a tool in recovery. For us, recovery is a complete reintegration into community.

Our First Steps Promise to you is that each person in our care will receive excellent and innovative recovery treatment services, and you, as a loved one, will also be educated and supported through the whole process.

The services we offer are grounded in behavioral health care research interventions and are facilitated in collaboration with our team, all of who are skilled, licensed, and certified.

When someone completes our full continuum of care, they will be on their way to lasting recovery, and more importantly, they will be fully reconnected and reintegrated into their community.

Feel free to reach out with any questions. Our admissions counselors are here to help you navigate your way toward recovery—for you and your loved one.

Here’s to Inspiring Lasting Change,

Josh Beauchaine, M.S. LMFT
First Steps Recovery

Are you ready to take the First Step?

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