client education

What Is Client Education?

Client education is an important aspect of addiction treatment and recovery. Clients and their loved ones often do not fully understand why a person has developed a substance abuse disorder and the root causes of why a person turns to drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism. The programs and services offered by Fresh Start…

client and therapist discuss cognitive behavioral therapy programs

Do I Need Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of mental health counseling that was created by Aaron Beck in the 1970s. CBT practitioners are trained to guide clients through a structured model over a designated number of sessions. Therapists develop a relationship with the clients during initial counseling sessions, discuss goals, develop a treatment plan, and then…

a relapse prevention plan is outlined in a notebook

3 Things to Include in a Relapse Prevention Plan

The potential of having a relapse is always present in the lives of individuals in recovery. It can happen to people who have been sober for years. Having a relapse prevention plan to fall back on can help you deal with that possibility. The presence of a relapse plan should be seen as a sign…

a group attends addiction treatment therapy

3 Common Addiction Treatment Therapies for Recovery

Overcoming substance abuse is something to be celebrated. While you should be thrilled with your progress, there might still be challenges ahead. Staying in recovery is a lifelong process. Ongoing therapy can help reinforce the lessons you learned in rehab while helping you avoid a relapse. Fresh Start Recovery Center offers various therapies that can…

man checks in to his partial hospitalization center

What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a structured addiction treatment plan that offers therapy, support groups, and other programs throughout the day. Still, it allows the patients to return home at night. Addiction treatment centers may provide transportation, meals, and other services. However, the focus is on providing a full program that keeps you focused…

woman learns about the benefits of individual therapy

3 Benefits of Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which a licensed treatment specialist works with you one-on-one to address personal problems such as addiction or a mental health issue. One of the benefits of individual therapy is that it helps you manage your condition symptoms and respond in a more positive way to different situations…

woman learns about the benefits of a partial hospitalization programs

What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

You’ve summoned the courage to admit you need help for your substance abuse. The obvious next step is to enter a treatment program such as the ones provided by Fresh Start Recovery. Depending on the severity of your abuse, you may be a candidate for an outpatient treatment known as a partial hospitalization program. Partial…

doctor talks to a patient about Dialectical Behavior Therapy

3 Benefits of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a challenge that requires both physical and psychological treatment. The abuse of substances leads to changes in brain chemistry that trigger unhealthy thoughts and behaviors. Unraveling those changes is the goal of addiction therapy, and one form of treatment that works well is dialectical behavior therapy or DBT. What…

woman discusses the how important group therapy is

4 Reasons to Participate in Group Therapy

Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a disruptive element in anybody’s life. It alters your perceptions such that acquiring and using drugs and alcohol becomes the focus of everything. That shift is the main reason why therapy, including group therapy, is at the center of addiction treatment plans. In a group therapy program, individuals struggling…