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We encourage you to read the stories and view the testimonials of how Start Fresh Recovery has assisted these individuals to obtain and maintain sobriety, enjoying a happy and healthy alcohol free life.

Video Testimonials

Jeremy’s Story

Jeremy is known for playing the role of Little Ben in Growing Pains.  He never had a problem with Alcohol until his 20’s. Jeremy battled with alcoholism for 15 years before he found freedom from his addiction.  His testimony brings light to how even the most severe addiction to alcohol can be broken anda miraculous transformation can begin.

Kathrine’s Story

Katherine’s addiction to alcohol lead her down a path of broken relationships, DUI’s and life threatening situations.  It took hitting rock bottom for her to realize she needed to do something drastic. After enrolling in The Start Fresh Program® she experienced a complete transformation. Katherine is over-joyed that she received her life back.

Beck’s Story

At the age of 23 years old, Beck realized she was an alcoholic.  She battled with it for many years before she realized that it had completely become her identity. Beck recognized that she had lost control over her life and needed a break through.  The Start Fresh program has brought a hope that she thought had never existed.

Maria’s Story

Maria was rushed to the hospital and informed that she had overdosed when the severity of her addiction became clear.  Although she recognized the destructive pattern she was ensnared in, her ability to break free felt completely impossible.  It wasn’t until walking into Start Fresh that clarity came and her transformation began.

Ricky’s Story

Ricky started drinking in his early 20’s.  Over the last 15 years he calculates that he easily spent over $200,000 on alcohol. He felt powerless to change the patterns that dominated his life.  In just 15 minutes after the implant Ricky felt clarity. The potential that he knew was somewhere inside finally began to shine.

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Written Testimonials

Thanks Start Fresh Recovery for the opportunity to give a testimonial with my experiences with Start Fresh Recovery. All I can say is I never ever want to go back to the way I was when I was drinking. It’s like the fog has been lifted, and I have clarity for the first time in many years.

My two daughters forgive me, now that I am sober, and that is a wonderful feeling, considering what I must have put them through. Life at times is not easy, but I have the ability now to make sober decisions, thanks to your program. And hopefully with the tools that you have given me, I can stay sober for the rest of my life. (I will do everything in my power to stay sober.)

Many, Many thanks, your friend,

— Kathleen OKeefe

Thanks to you guys we have our son Liam back again clean and sober, out of trouble and living at home again. All Shelly talks about is you guys at Start Fresh Recovery and what a profound effect you had on Liam. We know it’s only early days but it’s been such a long battle with him and him being only 19 years of age its great just to see him so happy with life and sport again. We even took him to a football game last week and had a fantastic time. He never even thought about a drink and I could tell just by his great attitude and the fun he was having. He tells me he just feels free from alcohol and looks forward to getting on with his life.

Anyway thanks for your help and understanding.

—John Coleman

I had the procedure done on March 16 of this year, 60 days on Saturday, and have neither touched a drink, nor have I had any great desire for one in that time.

First let me give you a bit of background. I am 55 years old and had been drinking for the better part of 40 years. For the past 25 years or so I was an everyday drinker with the only exception being the occasional 24 hours or so before some medical procedure or another. Other than that every day. During the past few years my construction company pretty much ground to a standstill which allowed me to drink a lot more often and earlier. I finally came to the realization that I was just tired, partially from the economy, and partially from the drinking. I knew I drank way too much, and over a period of months had been trying to figure out some way to quit. I knew I was powerless to just stop, but I would try now and then and would make it a few hours. My willpower, or lack thereof, would soon crumble and I would just have a beer. It was easy and comfortable.

While bouncing from one story to another on the computer one night, I ran across an article about this company located in Perth, Australia and the Naltrexone implants they were having success with. I did some research over the next few weeks about the company and the drug and finally came to the realization that possibly this is what I was looking for. My thought was, and still is, that if this implant procedure could give me some sort boost, reinforce my willpower, just maybe I could do it. After a few more weeks of soul searching, my wife and I decided that this was the poker hand we would go all in on. Our thought was that if it didn’t work, we had lost nothing but money, although that was in pretty short supply, but the upside was tremendous. After a few e-mails and phone conversations, we arrived in Santa Ana on the afternoon of the 15th. We met with our [support team member] that afternoon, [and the doctor] that evening and had the procedure done the following evening. The surgery itself is very straight forward, probably a half hour total, and painless with local [anesthesia].

I woke up the following morning feeling fine, and my wife and I went about our day of exploring the area (we are from Boston). The amazing thing is this, and may God be my witness, I had no desire for a drink. I kept waiting for the familiar feeling in my gut that said it was time, but it never came. The days went on, and I was not only not drinking, but not missing it. All I can say is that whatever these Naltrexone implants are, they work. I have now been about 60 days sober and feeling great, not only physically, but about myself.

I could go on all night, although it probably seems like I already am, about the benefit of not only the procedure, but the follow up attention given by the staff at Start Fresh Recovery. We met with our counselor every day about what we were to do going forward, and he gave us the foundation from whence to build. [My support team] kept tabs on us as did [the doctor] and his staff. On our last day in California we also had the good fortune to meet Dee and Neil Muller [Co-Founder and President of Start Fresh Recovery] who are doing wonderful things getting Start Fresh Recovery off and running.

If you are at that same point I was a few months ago, I really do believe this is the right way to go. This has truly given me the helping hand I was looking for and it seems to be getting easier as time goes on.

It is a difficult (scary) step, but one you will not regret.

Jack Conway

Thank you Start Fresh Recovery from the bottom of my heart, I really appreciate the help that you have given my wife and I. Start Fresh Recovery helped to get my wife well again. Without the help from Start Fresh Recovery I don’t think Daphne and I would be together today.

Start Fresh Recovery not only stopped Daphne from drinking, but has also helped us as a couple to understand the disease of alcoholism. The life counseling sessions, are very important, because the therapy teaches you how to live sober and teaches you the tools to live alcohol free.

I love how the Start Fresh Recovery program covers everything. You have the implant first, which takes away the physical cravings, then you have the life therapy sessions, which concentrates on the mental and emotional side of the patients recovery. The Start Fresh Recovery program helps the addict, but also helps loved ones as well.

Daphne and I have tried other forms of treatment in the past and nothing has been successful, except the F.S.P. program. I would recommend this program to anybody. Great program, keep going forward Start Fresh Recovery, this program is going to help so many people out there that are suffering from alcoholism.

—Jim O'keene

Myname is Chris and I am a patient of the Start Fresh Program. I am a Fire Captain in Southern California. I had been drinking for over 25 years. I was in desperate need of a change in my life. My wife moved out and I was on the brink of divorce. I found the Start Fresh Program by way of radio. I then went to the website for more information and found that I did not have to go to a 30 day program.

The reason I chose the Start Fresh Program was that I didn’t have 30 days leave my job or family. The other reason I chose this program was the overwhelming success rate. It was the best decision that I have ever made. From the moment that I stepped foot in the clinic, the staff was first rate, professional, kind and understanding.

The procedure was painless and only took about a half an hour. It started working within the first few hours of having it done. When I arrived home, my wife asked how I was feeling. I could not believe that I had zero cravings for a drink. I thought that it was a fluke; it couldn’t be that easy.

It’s been a year since the procedure and I have still not had any craving for alcohol. Along with the life-coaching program I am a glaring success, of how this program changed my life. I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for the Start Fresh Program and the professional staff.

if you are looking for a program that is extremely effective, cost appropriate and can change your life forever, you have to consider the Start Fresh Program, it will change you life.

—Chris B

Start Fresh saved my life.

They say otherwise (in their endearing, supportive manner of course), claiming that I did it with my willingness to try the program and true yearning to be sober.  The simple fact is that I wouldn’t be alive now if it weren’t for the monumental program and spectacular people at Start Fresh.

I had endured enough horrific events in my life during very recent years that left me unquestionably hopeless and completely despondent.  Every conscious moment was filled with overwhelming stress, anxiety and depression.  I was drinking well over a 750ml bottle of hard liquor daily.  There are enough witnesses that can attest that I was going to die…either from expiring physiologically or by my own hand.  When I first received a call from a family member outlining the basics of the program…that was my very first glimpse of hope.  I had wholeheartedly tried essentially everything in terms of recovery and nothing came close to working.  It exasperated my problems, broke me financially, and was even psychologically damaging…thus why I was immediately so intrigued.

An implant that eliminates cravings?  A personal life coach that will help me establish a foundation and rebuild my life?  All without uncomfortable in-house treatment where I can work, see my son, and get back to the strong, confident, outgoing person I was?

I couldn’t have imagined a better program…and this was before I met the people at Start Fresh and realized that my small amount of hope was in fact a reality.  Every single person there is so very kind, comforting, positive, supportive, sincere, understanding…to say they are wonderful is a vast understatement.  This was exactly what I needed to stay alive and believe in myself once again.

The procedure for the implant was quick, easy and completely painless.  Within three hours afterwards, I was back home and my place was an abomination…dirty clothes, trash, dishes, stacked mail, old food.  I methodically went through each task and it suddenly hit me—I hadn’t thought once about drinking.  It was surreal…I had no inclination to drink whatsoever and haven’t since.  It’s been several months.

Simply put…I don’t even think about thinking about not drinking.

With the life coaching, this program isn’t strictly a one dimensional approach at not drinking or using.  It’s about establishing golden time with loved ones, working hard, igniting careers, enjoying all of the things in life that were once so very treasured but became nothing but a foggy memory…

I don’t want anyone to go through what I went through and truly wish for anyone suffering from an addiction to call.  With medical advancements, common sense, and spectacular people…THIS IS IT.

—TODD MCMENAMIN

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