About FirstStep™

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Welcome to Butler FirstStep

Whether you’re looking for help for yourself, a friend, employee or loved one – your First Step starts with information.

Finding information about substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery options should be easy and quick for those seeking help, especially in times of crisis.  This site is all about getting to information fast:  Articles, Assistance, Treatment, Links, Events etc. Organized by local help providers to let you find what you need quickly and easily.

Butler FirstStep is not a government or a private agency. It is funded and managed by a collective of participating local organizations. Butler FirstStep will not ask for, collect or share any of your personal or private information (see our  privacy policy). Our mission is to make it easier for you to get help when you need it. How?

1. Define The Need.
If you know what you’re looking for, you can find an article by clicking through to one of those sections from the home page. Not sure what the problem is or where to turn? Use our search tool to type in keywords associated with what you’re experiencing and browse through the returned suggestions.

2. Be Informed.
Knowledge is power. Our articles and links are compiled and updated by Butler, PA service providers from the newest information sources from all over the world. Determine the scope of the issue and the options available for tackling it.

3. Find Help.
Once you feel more informed about what you’re dealing with, locate a local help provider or event listing and reach out for assistance. Our participating agencies all have individual pages and contact information available and can help you or direct you to someone who can.

The ButlerFirstStep system was designed and implemented as a  pilot program in Butler County, PA. The FirstStep™ system is constantly evolving to reflect the changing needs of the community and embrace new information technologies that facilitate easier access to help providers. The FirstStep™ system is designed to be standardized and implemented in any county, or community in the country. Talk to us about the possibility of bringing the FirstStep™ system to your community.