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Do you have Alcohol and/or Drug problems? Have you obtained a DUI or been arrested for possession of illegal substances/drugs? 

 

If your answer, to any one of those questions, was YES,

We Can Help You!

We have recently developed a way to target the alcohol & drug population, and we are here to help you!

Alcohol & Drug classes entail:

 

         Group Process

         Individual Counseling

         Adult and youth services

         Outpatient services

         Family Counseling

         Treatment goals

         Help clear records

         Physiological effects of abuse education

         Help establish a road to recovery

 

Our Alcohol & Drug program was designed to help individuals suffering from Alcohol & Drug addiction. This program is an intensive outpatient program to help individuals become free from this insidious disease. We are here to provide services for individuals to gain knowledge about this disease and to establish credibility in their community (e.g., find employment, school, clear record, etc.). We are here to help individuals clear their record and have a Fresh Start in their life.


Here are some statistics…


 

  • Drug addiction involves compulsive seeking to use an addictive   

              substance, regardless of the potentially negative social,  

              psychological, and physical consequences.

  • An estimated 19.5 million Americans use illicit drugs; and according

              to National Drug Control Policy Director, John Walters, 3.6 million of

              these Americans are teenagers.

  • While not everyone who uses drugs becomes addicted, many  

               people do.

  • As many as 19,000 people die of drug-related causes each year.
  • Children who are drinking alcohol by 7th grade are more likely to

              report academic problems, substance use, and delinquent behavior 

              in both middle school and high school. 

  • By young adulthood, early alcohol use was associated with

              employment problems, other substance abuse, and criminal and/or  

              other violent behavior.


What causes Alcohol & Drug addiction?

 

            People use drugs for many reasons, some reasons are as such:

  • Curiosity and/or experimentation
  • Peer pressure or the desire to be part of a social group
  • A sense of relaxation and/or pleasurable euphoria
  • Numbing effect that helps ease physical or emotional pain
  • Cultural normality

 

It is not likely that anyone begins using a drug with the intention of becoming addicted. However, the very qualities that lead an individual to use are in themselves addictive. Additionally, the consequences of addiction will result in painful withdrawal symptoms when stopped suddenly (“cold turkey”), which then provides the individual with another incentive to continue using.


For more information contact at richardh@freshstartmininc.org 

Joseph Allan Pipkin, B.A., C.A.T.C., Cert# 091971

Joseph Pipkin graduated Magna Cum Laude with distinction in psychology from San Diego State University. Graduating in the top of his class receiving the Faculty Outstanding Graduate Student Award. 

Mr. Pipkin received his Certified Addiction Treatment Counseling license, June 2009, graduating from Imperial Valley College receiving the Alcohol and Drug Studies Annual Student Award. Currently, Mr. Pipkin is attending California State University San Bernardino Master of Arts program, specifically for experimental psychology. 

As an undergraduate, Mr. Pipkin focused on preclinical research pertaining to addiction. His last year as an undergraduate his research primarily focused on investigating the effects of chronic ethanol exposure on lipid composition of biological tissues in selectively bred alcohol-preferring (P) rat. Mr. Pipkin is currently investigating the physiological effects of drug abuse, specifically early methylphenidate exposure on cocaine-seeking behavior.