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How to Help a Loved One with Addiction

Orange County Rehabilitation Specialists Provide Tips for Help If your family member or loved one is suffering in the depth of addiction, it is critical to know the difference between control and pressure versus influence and support. Pressure, control, and change by force is not possible in addiction. Neither the addict nor the loved one […]

How Injuries Cause Opioid Addiction

Understanding Opioid Addiction Opioid addiction is a national crisis, and a large portion of individuals struggling can trace their point of contact to a prescription following an injury. According to the CDC, more than 191 million opioid prescriptions were dispensed in the United States in 2017 alone. Opioid pain medication is a classification of synthetic […]

2020 International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31st

Join Fresh Start California of Orange Country as we observe International Overdose Awareness Day: a vision to end the global overdose crisis. The global overdose crisis is widespread, claiming the lives of 585,000 people in 2017 alone. According to the World Health Organization, in the United States alone, overdose deaths have skyrocketed 21% just since […]

How Journaling Can Help You Maintain Sobriety

Journaling: A Powerful Tool for Healing and Recovery The writing process is a natural form of self-reflection with therapeutic benefits, and journaling can help process the emotional challenges that come along with the recovery process. Because journaling requires only yourself and a commitment to the practice, it is a low-pressure communication tool that allows you […]

Fresh Start of California Will Remain Open and Continue to Provide Safe Treatment

COVID-19: Fresh Start of California Response As a place for those in need of treatment, Fresh Start of California is taking significant steps to continue serving clients, their families, and prospective clients affected by substance abuse and addiction while simultaneously responding to the spread of COVID-19. Our entire staff and treatment team is dedicated to […]

How to Talk to Your Teen About Drug Use and Addiction

Guidance for Timing, Tone & Comfort for Important Conversations Talking with your teenagers about substance use and addiction is an important part of parenting, but it is not always a subject that is easy to broach. It is beneficial to create a conducive environment and to approach the subject with an open mind. Remember that […]

5 Signs of Alcohol Addiction

What Does Alcohol Addiction Look Like? Does someone you know appear to have a problem with alcohol? Are you wondering if you are addicted to alcohol? Alcohol addiction has many signs and symptoms, some may be stronger than others and some may depend on the severity of the addiction. Whether it is your loved one, […]

Holiday Self Care: Avoid the Holiday Blues

Protect Your Sobriety During the Winter Holidays Although the holidays are often a time of parties, family gatherings, gift giving and winter activities, this time of year can be difficult for those who suffer from depression, anxiety, or are in recovery. It is an important time to take stock of your feelings and the things […]

The 12 Principles of Healthy Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a treatable yet chronic disease that affects both behavior and brain function. For this reason, treatment centers must acknowledge and include in their programs various concepts to ensure patients move through healthy treatment that is likely to yield successful results. Below, our California detox team has included a list of important principles of […]

Spread the News: September is National Recovery Month!

September is recognized as National Recovery Month. During this time, many organizations, such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and addiction treatment facilities, such as Fresh Start of California, raise awareness about substance abuse and educate Americans that proper treatment can result in healthy and fulfilling lives. In addition, National Recovery […]