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...

May 8, 2018

There has been a change to the location of the monthly FSAA Alumni Birthday meeting for May. The meeting will now be held at CFR's new location on Port Chicago Highway.

The May 2018 FSAA Alumni Birthday meeting will be held on May 15 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at 4080 Port Chicago Hwy, Concord, CA 94520.

This month's speaker will be Calvin. Please spread the word!

February 13, 2018

We are so excited to present our 2018 Annual FSAA Crab Feed!


Join us on March 17th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm for all the crab and pasta you can eat, special guest speaker and CFR Alumni Larry, and a ton of great and unique raffle prizes!


BUY TICKETS ONLINE or through any of our board members or volunteers. *


This event will be held at the First Lutheran Church, 4000 Concord Blvd. Concord, 94519. Just down the street a little ways from our CFR location. 

As always, friends & family are welcome! Please consider bringing your loved ones to our wonderful event.

Please bring a dessert if you would like to share some sweetness!

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If you would like to VOLUNTEER FOR THIS EVENT or donate a RAFFLE PRIZE to our fundraiser...Please contact Laurie M. at Laurie@FreshStartAlumni.org or the FSAA board at recovery@FreshStartAlumni.org.


*Please direct any questions to any of the above contacts as well.

November 28, 2017

IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

We are so excited to present our 2017 Annual FSAA Holiday Party!


Join us on December 16th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm for a delicious catered meal, a special guest speaker, and a ton of great and unique raffle prizes! We will also be featuring one of our very own CFR Alumni playing live music throughout the evening with her guitar!


BUY TICKETS ONLINE or through any of our board members or volunteers. *


This festive event will be held at the First Lutheran Church, 4000 Concord Blvd. Concord, 94519. Just down the street a little ways from our CFR location. 

As always, friends & family are welcome! Please consider bringing your loved ones to our wonderful event. Spending time with our community during the holidays is always a lot of fun and is a great way to celebrate our recovery together.

The menu is currently being finalized, but we so far have PRIME RIB lined up as well as a vegetarian option.

Feel free to bring a dessert if you would like...

September 8, 2017

We're excited to introduce the new Fresh Start Alumni Association website! It's currently in it's "humble beginnings" state so keep coming back because we have big plans for it. Soon you'll be able to read stories and see art from fellow alumni as well as read original recovery related articles. There will also be an extensive resource section for finding local recovery related organizations and businesses as well as links to videos and articles from across the web. Stay tuned!

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