Entries by Fresh Start of California

The Link Between PTSD and Drug Use

What is PTSD? PTSD is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a mental health disorder caused by a traumatic experience in a person’s life. Experiences that can cause PTSD include childhood abuse, sexual abuse, car accidents, military combat, violent assault, natural disasters, or acts of terrorism. Signs and symptoms of PTSD may be one or more of the […]

10 Ideas for a Sober Fourth of July

Independence Day is a holiday well known for big parties, outrageous behavior, and the use of alcohol to “celebrate”. As you walk the path of sobriety, it may be a day of stress and temptation, but there are ways to prepare and prevail. The Orange County detox and rehabilitation team at Fresh Start of California […]

How Yoga & Exercise Can Help Combat Addiction

The Mind-Body Connection and Battling Addiction Much of the struggle with addiction is behavior based on emotional or mental trauma or pain. The connection between the physical behaviors and the workings within the mind is what yoga can help forge. What is yoga? Yoga is a movement and thought connection practice within a philosophy that […]

What Is the Difference Between Inpatient Rehab and Outpatient Rehab?

Orange County Rehabilitation and Detox Solutions at Fresh Start of California There are numerous options for detox and rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol, including both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. Inpatient rehab describes a live-in rehab program that offers 24/7 supervision and guidance while outpatient rehab allows patients to go home or to another location while […]

The Advantage of Medical Detox

Choose Medically Supervised Detox for Increased Chance of Success The process of detoxing from alcohol or drugs is not easy. It is strenuous, painful and stressful on the body and mind. Depending on the severity of your addiction, it can even be life threatening. With a medically supervised and assisted detox, your chances for success […]