There are numerous good reasons why Fresh Start Programs are successful in treating addiction year after year since 1966 and have constantly produced the highest success rates in the field of rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol. The Keys to Success have been tried and true and stood the test of time, they were adopted and put in place for only one reason: to stop the addicted individual and family from continuing to live through the life of dependency and to place the program participant back as a drug and alcohol free contributing member of society. These Keys to Success are not by any means the simplest or fastest approach to rehabilitation but from our experience have proven to be the most effective.
The first key factor is Fresh Start is a Not for Profit 501c3 organization and is set up exclusively with the intentions and objectives to help individuals and their families turn their lives around. This may seem small but unfortunately the majority of Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers and Facilities are "For Profit" and employ "price effective" group therapy and profitable "drug substitution" modalities that present little or no success for your loved one. One important element of the success and freedom acquired from being a not for profit entity lies in that the program is time variable and not set at 30, or 60, or 90 days of rehabilitation but on the rule and premise that it takes as long as it takes to rehabilitate a person and program fees work on one flat rate instead of by time. Usually program members fall somewhere into a three to five month time frame to finish the program, but some program contributors will need to have longer to achieve success. This "time variable" feature is not practiced in most rehabilitation facilities due to the fact it is not cost efficient or profit oriented.
The next key element to our treatment modality is based on the Individualized Rehabilitation Approach Instead of the common "Group Therapy Approach." At Fresh Start we treat and rehabilitate each persons drug dependency, life, family, friends, concerns, problems and areas that require both change and improvement and it all happens and takes place while they are in treatment, not when they leave and are left on their own. We have teams of Course Supervisors, Case Supervisors, Registered Addictions Specialists and Life Skills Counselors that work with each program participant on a rigorous schedule to take care of their particular and certain concerns and needs. each area is heavily staffed to achieve this and there will generally be more than one staff member for every two program participants which is an additional freedom of being a not for profit organization. This personalized approach is not practiced at most treatment centers that usually will employ a group therapy modality where there is one Counselor and ten to thirty five program participants all undergoing and sharing the same "Group Therapy Session."
With over 45 years in existence an additional key to success was found and employed at all Fresh Start Facilities which is relatively small secluded distraction free environments and locations. It has been found and established that if the program participant is removed and is away from all influences (both good and bad) and cannot distract themselves or deflect attention to other family members, friends or drug influences; the individual can start to confront themselves and their situation with the guidance and help of the staff and start the rehabilitation process. This is one of the most overlooked components and largest errors that both families and treatment facilities make when choosing treatment. The family instinct of course is to nurture, support and hand hold the individual with the addiction while in treatment. unfortunately this is counterproductive to the persons growth, confront, maturity and success.
Many would consider the Body cleansing and Purification Program, also called "The New Life Detoxification Program", our cornerstone to the rehabilitation of addiction and a crucial element to each program participants success. Drugs and Alcohol have to be "processed" by the body and gotten rid of; the two organs that are utilized to process and get rid of drugs and alcohol are the liver and the kidneys. Every individual that is addicted to harmful drugs and alcohol will have caused damage to their liver and kidneys and will have millions of cells in their body saturated with drug and alcohol toxins and residues from the day after day, week after week, month after month use and abuse of these harmful substances. These drug and alcohol toxins are the single greatest reason and cause of relapse and one of the key reasons we are the most successful at treating addiction. Read about the 2 causes of Relapse. What would take the addicted individuals body years to process and get rid of causing him or her multiple relapses along the way is handled in a 2-5 week true whole body detoxification process, the last of three detox processes that Fresh Start Offers.
The greatest change in demonstrated skill of the program participant happens during the Cognitive Behavioral Modification Rehabilitation and Life Skills Rehabilitation and Technology that are critical to a program participant staying drug and alcohol free. When program participants arrive their responsibility level is at an all-time low. They have manipulated people and situations and done many things to "feed" their addiction that they are not proud of. They have hurt the people that they love the most and done and said things that they regret. Their morals, values, and ethics have gone by the way side. They are carrying around guilt, anger and shame that needs to be worked out confronted, looked at, talked about, written about and the program participant must go back and look at these harmful events and scenarios to take responsibility for them so they can move on from them and start to make amends. Here underlying issues are found and resolved, the program participant gains communication skills better than they have ever had, they learn to raise their confront on life and problems and can learn to tackle obstacles and barriers without having to turn to drugs as their coping mechanism. They learn to control themselves and the environment around them so they do not "fall into bad situations", but rather control and decide what circumstances they will decide to put themselves in. This section of the program finishes with empowering the person to be at cause and responsible for how they manage challenging scenarios that arise in life. See the Parent Testimonial Video.
The above "Keys to Success" and several others not mentioned here, allow Fresh Start to create many drug free contributing members of society year after year which is the major objective and goal of our treatment. We have the highest success rate in the drug and alcohol rehabilitation field. The Directors, Course Supervisors, Case Supervisors and all the staff stand behind every student and take ownership and responsibility for each program participants success. To show and demonstrate this we have a written guarantee that if a program graduate leaves any Fresh Start Center and relapses we will take that program participant back free of charge and do an Intensive Full Program Review, provided that the program graduate or the family notify us of such problem within 6 months of graduation.