November 15, 2019

Please join us for and evening of recovery, fellowship, and gratitude. The annual FSAA Thanksgiving Dinner will take place at John Muir Behavioral Health facility on Port Chicago Highway on Saturday, November 23 from 6 PM to 9 PM.

   

Help us with the deliciousness! This is a potluck so bring a pre-carved turkey or a ham, your favorite Thanksgiving side dish, or dessert. We'll provide the rolls, butter, and drinks. We need attendees to bring stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes/yams, casseroles, veggies, salad, pumpkin pie, or any other side dishes or desserts. Please bring all food ready to eat and turkeys and ham already carved. Check out what others are bringing and let us know what you're bringing by visiting the potluck signup form and list.

   

This event will feature both a gift card and a 50/50 raffle. You can help us raise some dough by donating a gift card for your favorite establishment or service. Just bring the gift card to the dinner but let us know w...

November 2, 2019

KeepCare is a new experimental, peer-led process group sponsored by the Fresh Start Alumni Association.

   

KeepCare is a continuing aftercare program for addicts and alcoholics with longer-term sobriety and clean time. Alcohol and drug rehabilitation center aftercare programs are typically for patients in their first year of sustained recovery. KeepCare has no limit on length in recovery.

    

While 12-step programs provide support for addicts and alcoholics in perpetuity, the format of their meetings tend to discourage open conversations, or "crosstalk", and the general solicitation and offering of advice. This is by design and not a flaw of 12-step programs. KeepCare is not intended to be an alternative to 12-step programs, but instead a supplemental group.

    

We believe that many addicts and alcoholics with more than a year in recovery may benefit from an aftercare-like process group. Life may get better in recovery but it will never be easy. There will always...

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