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"I have my son back and not many parents I work with can say that. Many thanks to Fresh Start."

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We know its a difficult situation you are in. We know that you have tried and attempted solutions within the family to end the addiction, we know you have been through a lot and have different feelings about what to do and how to go about doing it. Read on and we will help you change this movie that has been playing for too long now and change it to a better movie for you and your family that does not have the addiction cast into it. Many of us have been through and overcome addiction ourselves. We want you to know, while every person and family is different, there is one thing you all have in common - you can have your life back and we will help you get there.

Our Philosophy:

Dr. Allen Sosin - VideoAt Fresh Start, we know that addiction is not a disease. Unlike twelve-step based treatment programs that tell you, that you are powerless, label you an alcoholic or addict, and insist you have an incurable disease, we treat drug and alcohol addiction for what it truly is; a physical and mental problem that has to be overcome with underlying issues that need to be resolved. Our treatment is true rehabilitation that builds you up and shows you that you are powerful not powerless.

The Addiction Problem:

The addiction problem is one of both learned behavior and physical conditioning to drugs. Once an individual has taken mind altering substances in excess for a period of months, the body and mind make changes and accommodations for the drug(s); these changes can go back to normal but will take time and a proper treatment model. Read about the 2 causes of relapse.

The Answer:

We know taking individuals from a life of alcohol, drugs and chaos, to a life of direction, purpose and integrity is not easy. Fortunately, Fresh Start's New Life Detoxification Method combined with Cognitive Behavioral Modification Model has a 76% success rate accomplishing true rehabilitation, and has a proven record of success doing so for over 45 years. In fact, our program directors and counselors guarantee the program will work. Read about our written guarantee.

Our rehabilitation philosophy is not based on the disease model, which dictates that someone with an addiction will always be an addict with an incurable disease that they cannot overcome, but which they can only learn to cope with for the rest of their lives. The Fresh Start rehabilitation philosophy is based on confronting and locating the specific causes of addiction and the many behaviors associated with it and resolving them. Our clients may enter our program as addicts or alcoholics, but become students through the Fresh Start educational Life Skills program, and leave truly rehabilitated without the need to use the labels of "addict" or "alcoholic".

The Fresh Start program accomplishes true rehabilitation through the use of our New Life Detoxification program, which removes the physical cravings and compulsions that are caused from the drug residual build up within the body, and from the application of the Life Skills courses to help achieve the cognitive behavioral modification and underlying issue resolvement that is needed to become a happy, drug free, productive member of society.

Fresh Start's proven rehabilitation program has many components, is very structured and it is laid out in a specific step by step sequence to obtain the best results. This road to true recovery is intense, but with proper guidance and our correct rehabilitation technology it can be accomplished. The rest of this website will give you more detailed information of our program. Read more about the Program Overview and Guide.

Why Most Treatment Centers Fail:

Graduate Testimonials VideoMost treatment centers fail for several reasons. First because once an addict, always an addict is conditioning a person to be an addict, so what do addicts do? They use drugs or alcohol. Second, the two main forms of therapy are drug substitution and group therapy, both of which provide little or no success. Group therapy is a passive treatment model in which one can participate if they want to and do not participate if they do not want to. Drug Substitution is taking them off of one or multiple drugs and putting the person on to other drugs that control their mood, sleep, anxiety level, energy level, and hence the person is still "controlled" by drugs. Lastly, over 95% of treatment centers believe detoxification is a 3-7 day process that occurs to get someone through withdrawal symptoms which is a large oversight. Drug and Alcohol abuse taxes the liver and kidneys substantially and requires 3 stages of comprehensive detoxification to prevent future relapse. Read more about the 2 Causes of Relapse and A Word From Dr. Sosin.

Our Intake Counselors can help guide you and explain the details of the program and common pitfalls to avoid when choosing drug or alcohol treatment and rehabilitation. Please call (855) REHAB-CENTER (855-734-2223) for a consultation and assessment. We are a Not-For-Profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation network that has been treating addiction and rehabilitating individuals and families since 1966.