Fresh Start

What is the Fresh Start Program?

The Fresh Start Program is an outpatient substance abuse treatment program for adults who have already completed an inpatient treatment program or who do not need a more intensive program to become drug/alcohol-free. Fresh Start provides services to Ector and Midland counties.

Services include treatment and/or referrals for mental and physical health care needs. Information about HIV, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s), Hepatitis B & C, Tuberculosis and the effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) is readily available.

How can we help you thrive?

What are the Goals of the Program?

The goal of the Fresh Start program is to provide those in need with services that will aid in their recovery.
We strive to ensure those suffering from a substance abuse disorder have access to resources that will lead them back to living satisfying and productive lives.

Who is Eligible?

Adult men and women who meet the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders criteria for substance use disorders.

What Services are Provided?

  • Free confidential screening
  • Assessments
  • Treatment planning
  • Individual/group/family counseling
  • Educational groups
  • Life skills counseling and education
  • Trauma-informed services that address issues related to violence, trauma and addiction
  • How to stop using tobacco
  • Family support services
  • Case management services
  • After-care planning
  • Follow-up

What does it Cost?

The Fresh Start Program is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Based on income, a person may be eligible for state-funded services or on a sliding scale. Medicaid, CHIP, and private health insurance are also accepted.

Additional Classes Cover The Following Topics:

  • Communication skills, assertiveness, how to advocate for yourself, and anger management
  • Social skills and impulse control skills
  • Daily living skills including stress management, organizational skills, time management, self-care, nutrition and healthy food preparation, housekeeping, household management, employment, grooming and clothing, recreation and leisure, budgeting, financial planning and banking
  • Societal skills such as systems access and navigation (transportation, healthcare, housing, legal services, etc.), financial support (access to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families [TANF], Medicaid/health insurance, food stamps, child support, etc.), problem-solving and conflict resolution.

Midland Location

502 North Carver
Midland, TX 79701
(432) 570-3300

Odessa Location

1012 W MacArthur
Odessa, TX 79764
(432) 333-3265

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