Faith Based Addiction Recovery
Affordable residential treatment for men recovering from alcoholism or drug addiction.
Family Members Brought Closer
Located in Orlando, Fresh Start Ministries of Central Florida, Inc. provides affordable residential treatment for men recovering from life controlling problems, most typically substance abuse, through provision of transitional housing and comprehensive educational and support services. The program is designed to help a man struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, have an organized opportunity to get the help he needs while still continuing to work his job and support his family.
Fresh Start Ministries began helping men in the Central Florida area in June of 1986. The Fresh Start program enables a man to recover from his addiction through a safe and secure environment, classes, support groups and biblical counseling. The Fresh Start program begins with an intervention, by confronting the individual with his dysfunction and its impact on his life, and then by principles of accountability and spirituality, the man is introduced to positive role models who help to redirect his life physically, mentally and spiritually.
Fresh Start provides an atmosphere of discipline, using Christ-centered principles, support and a sensible knowledge of addiction recovery. By providing a strong biblical foundation and support in a family-like environment, the men are taught communication and relational skills, strong individual and family values, and the foundation of the Christian life, thereby strengthening their moral and social values. As a faith-based nonprofit organization, Fresh Start Ministries’ guiding philosophy is “Recovery and Restoration through Jesus”.
Fresh Start is a year-long, residential, faith-based substance abuse program for men. The program is designed to help a man struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, have an organized opportunity to get the help he needs while still continuing to work his job and support his family.
The Fresh Start program allows a man to work during the day and attend his 12-Step classes every evening. Each man must be back on property by 6pm, have dinner, and after dinner he’ll have classes, counseling and bible study. The program is broken into phases that walk through the various steps toward total healing. Initially, the first phase focuses all on drug and alcohol information, signs & symptoms to look for when you’re on a build up to use, triggers, relapse prevention techniques, etc. The next phases are more “tailored” to the individual. The client & his counselor establish a treatment plan that deals specifically with issues that are important to him. Issues like: anger management, self-esteem, communication, relationships, and un-forgiveness. Phase 3 is about building a deeper spiritual base how to turn religion into being person and relational. The final phase, Phase 4 is geared toward aftercare and teaching him out to operate outside of treatment and what the necessary continued steps he will need to do to maintain his sobriety.