Years before the formation of Fresh Start of California, Dustin Durnford, CEO and Co-Owner, suffered from severe substance abuse addiction. In January 2012, he committed his life to sobriety. Through his own journey, he discovered that his purpose in life is to help others overcome addiction, too.
Dustin’s ability to guide others towards positive, clean, and active lives through sobriety is the very core motivation of Fresh Start of California. First starting his career as a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor at another treatment center, Dustin soon realized that many of the addicts he worked with had severely skewed concepts of what life in sobriety is like, and he saw it has his mission to change that.
Fresh Start of California, an Orange County rehab and detox, and Epic Transformations, an alumni program, were born. Since the founding of both, Dustin has focused on sharing that exuberant lifestyle by orchestrating the following activities and opportunities within the treatment programs:
• A softball league
• Fishing trips
• A volleyball league
• Snowboarding excursions
• Beach and lake barbecues
• Hiking adventures
• Talent shows
Dustin’s passion to help others in irrefutable and has allowed him to fuel an unstoppable fire that is comprised of leaders on a mission to brighten the world.