our pledge

Our primary concern is to change lives and heal families. We do this by providing adolescent boys and their families with exceptional mental health and substance abuse treatment.

To help us do this, we ask each and every client to review their experiences with various aspects of our service. This valuable feedback ensures that we maintain the standard of excellence to which we aspire.


what our clients say

We believe in showing, not telling. This section shows real reviews by the families who have experienced the Family First Adolescent Services difference.


Diana B.

Family First has taken an approach to treating our entire family. We have gotten to the core of our family dynamics and responses. The family therapy has helped my husband and I become better parents and has created open communication between us and our kids. I highly recommend this program to other families.

Alumni Parent

Extraordinary staff who are skilled in identifying root causes of addiction and providing realistic paths to recovery and individual growth. They were responsive to our needs. It was extraordinary.

Alumni Parent

The program had a lot of useful things to think about and implement with our child. Insight that I had not thought about.

Alumni Parent

The program was phenomenal. Not only does Family First work to heal the child, they ensure the entire family is weaved into the process.

Chris H.

A truly eye opening experience about ourselves – not just our kids.

Kathleen M.

The entire staff genuinely cares about your child and your entire family. Their knowledge on healing & addictions come from personal experience as well as education. I was extremely comfortable with leaving my son at residence & in their care. I would recommend Family First with no hesitation. It helped our entire family function in a healthy way that I didn’t think was possible again.

Svettana G.

After a month of IOP with my 14-year-old daughter, I highly recommend Family First. In particular, I think their entire approach to treating the entire family makes it more effective than other similar treatments.

Alumni Parent

Addressing the underlying issues is critical – so much more than just treating addiction.

Ron M.

James and staff took care of my son so well, I have to say they are the best, they saved our son’s life, and taught us how to be a functional family.


This program has helped me as a parent probably as much it helped my child! Thank you for challenging me.

Bevan H.

Family First is a very supportive program. I wish I would have knew about your program last summer. I’m so grateful for your program – and opening our eyes in how to communicate and support our child. Thank you for everything you do and provide.

Despina H.

We will forever be grateful for the outstanding program at Family First Adolescent Services. The staff worked around the clock to assist our child in understanding his addiction and himself.

The staff support and knowledge exceeded our expectations. As parents, we have gained invaluable tools to help our family communicate, respond to, and cope with life’s challenges. This is not just a facility, it is a temporary home where young adults/adolescents get a second chance at life.