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COVID Measures Keep Fred Brown Recovery Residents Safe and Healthy

COVID Measures Keep Fred Brown Recovery Residents Safe and Healthy When COVID hit last year, the first closure excluded Fred Brown Recovery Services, with the County identifying it as an essential business. This meant Fred Brown staff needed to immediately implement emergency COVID [...]

Matthew M.

Success Stories Matthew M. I moved into Fred Brown sober living after completing an inpatient program. After a troubled youth involving being shot in gang violence and becoming a father as a teen, I took a path offered to me as alternative sentencing [...]

New Kitchen

Our New Kitchen Fred Brown recently received a grant from the McMillen Family Foundation to renovate our kitchen and dining quarters. The generous grant allowed us to create a stunning and charming dining area that our residents, chefs and staff all enjoy. [...]

Gary M.

Success Stories Gary M. "I was always getting into trouble. I was in and out of prison. I became okay with stealing to support my habit, because meth made me not feel anything anymore. My feelings were dead." Sitting in his cell, Gary [...]

An individual’s treatment and services plan must be re-assessed continually and updated as necessary to ensure that the plan meets the person’s changing needs

An individual’s treatment and services plan must be re-assessed continually and updated as necessary to ensure that the plan meets the person’s changing needs. Fred Brown Recovery Services assigns each patient to a primary counselor who takes responsibility for the patient’s case management needs throughout the treatment process. [...]

Counseling (individual and/or group) and other behavioral therapies are critical components of effective treatment for addiction

Counseling (individual and/or group) and other behavioral therapies are critical components of effective treatment for addiction.  A variety of both cutting edge and time tested rehabilitative behavioral therapies and techniques are employed with the goal of assisting the participants in changing destructive behavior. Participants in residential treatment attend a [...]

Treatment programs should provide assessment for HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases and counseling to help individuals modify or change behaviors that place themselves or others at risk of infection

Treatment programs should provide assessment for HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases and counseling to help individuals modify or change behaviors that place themselves or others at risk of infection. Fred Brown Recovery Services works in conjunction with outside agencies, such as, the Department of [...]

Possible drug use during treatment must be monitored continuously

Possible drug use during treatment must be monitored continuously. Fred Brown Recovery Services recognizes drug use may occur during treatment. Fred Brown Recovery Services uses monitoring both as a motivator and evaluation tool. Monitoring is an integral part of both the development and adjustment of participant’s treatment plan. Monitoring [...]

Treatment does not need to be voluntary to be effective

Treatment does not need to be voluntary to be effective. Client motivations to seek treatment come from a variety and combination of sources; family, legal issues, employment, health, criminal justice system, social services and others. Fred Brown Recovery Services has extensive experience in treating clients who are admitted on [...]

Medical detoxification is only the first stage of addiction treatment and by itself does little to change long-term drug use

Medical detoxification is only the first stage of addiction treatment and by itself does little to change long-term drug use. Participants must be detoxed and medically stabilized before entering the long-term residential treatment program. Fred Brown Recovery Services recognizes that acute withdrawal from some substances needs to be medically [...]

Addicted or drug-abusing individuals with co-occurring mental disorders should have both disorders treated in an integrated way

Addicted or drug-abusing individuals with co-occurring mental disorders should have both disorders treated in an integrated way. As a drug and alcohol treatment facility, we address the addiction as the primary disease. Experience shows that as the patient is able to establish and maintain abstinence from mood altering chemicals [...]

Medications are an important element of treatment for many patients, especially when combined with counseling and other behavioral therapies

Medications are an important element of treatment for many patients, especially when combined with counseling and other behavioral therapies. Fred Brown Recovery Services supports the use of medications in assisting patients to establish and maintain a physical and emotional state that will be conducive to treatment. While many [...]

Remaining in treatment for an adequate period of time is critical for treatment effectiveness

Remaining in treatment for an adequate period of time is critical for treatment effectiveness. Assessment instruments assist in estimating the appropriate duration of treatment for each individual. Fred Brown Recovery Services’ residential program is designed as a 90 day treatment program in accordance with research that reveals the threshold [...]

Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her drug use

Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her drug use. Fred Brown Recovery Services believes in taking a holistic approach to recovery and therefore encourages the patient to work on the “whole person”. Participants are assessed to determine their strengths and weaknesses in [...]

No single treatment is appropriate for all individuals

No single treatment is appropriate for all individuals. Fred Brown Recovery Services takes a very diverse treatment approach. The treatment team of certified substance abuse counselors and other professionals, though they share a common goal, bring different philosophies, perspectives and disciplines to the therapeutic process. The program maintains flexibility [...]

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