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6 Steps to Help Someone with an Addiction

Watching a loved one suffer from a drug or alcohol addiction can be one of the most painful and emotionally taxing experiences. If you are in this predicament, you may be wondering what steps you can take to help. Our Orange County detox and residential treatment team at Fresh Start of California is here to […]

12 Physical and Behavioral Signs of Drug Addiction

If you suspect a loved one is using drugs, it can be extremely difficult to process. You may undergo confusion as to what to do or how to pinpoint if the new symptoms suggest your loved one is suffering from drug addiction or not. For this reason, our Orange County detox and residential treatment team […]

How Quickly Can Someone Become Addicted to a Drug?

Drug addiction develops at different rates for every person. While some can develop an addiction after the first time using, others do not develop the disease until later and after several uses. Although the amount of time it takes for a person to develop a drug addiction varies, there are several factors that can help […]

Tristan Humes Surpasses 30 Day in Sobriety–47 to be Exact!

We are proud to announce that Tristan Humes, a 23-year-old, is well past his 30 days in sobriety–47 days to be exact! He has successfully passed both our Orange County detox and residential programs. Walking Through the Darkness Tristan’s addiction began when he was just 11 years old. He started experimenting with pills, which graduated […]

Fentanyl is Termed “The Third Wave” of the Opioid Crisis

According to a study conducted and published by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fentanyl is now identified as “The Third Wave” of the opioid crisis. In addition, fentanyl was present in over 89% of deadly overdoses through October 2018, nearly double the percentage in 2013. Merianne Rose Spenser, an author of the study, […]

Fresh Start of California Celebrates 3 Year Anniversary!

It is with our greatest pride and joy that we announce our third-year anniversary. To celebrate, our Orange County detox and rehab team hosted an open-house party stacked with a gazebo, a taco truck, games like cornhole, a facility tour, and great friends and professionals from other treatment centers. We believe that connecting and strengthening […]

It’s a Party: Jacob Moers Hits One-Year of Sobriety!

It’s a Party: Jacob Moers Hits One-Year of Sobriety! At the age of 16, Jacob Moers started to travel down the path of addiction. By 17, Jacob was completely encapsulated by darkness and controlled by his need for heroin, meth, and other substances. Until the age of 22, he found himself constantly floundering through the […]

FSC Partners with Dr. Phil to Introduce Virtual Reality Therapy

Fresh Start of California is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Phil’s Path to Recovery to our rehabilitation program. On July 26, 2017, Fresh Start of California integrated this groundbreaking virtual reality (VR) program designed to help reduce recidivism and improve overall outcomes for inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Developed by Dr. Phil McGraw […]