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Accreditation and License

When you are faced with the decision of choosing a treatment center for yourself or a loved one, we implore you to ask the question: “Are you licensed and accredited?” This is important because there are treatment centers that may have pieces of their services accredited, but not their full continuum of care. Or, they may be licensed, but not accredited. Consumers looking for help are in crisis and at New Directions we want to educate and empower the person seeking help to go to reputable facilities.

New Directions is licensed by the state of California and is accredited by CARF. For over 40 years we have been exclusively treating women and stay ahead of the curve with best practices. Our Quality Improvement Manager consistently reviews policies and practices to ensure compliance with all CARF standards at all times.


New Directions for Women is internationally accredited with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The mission of CARF is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through accreditation that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Accreditation was awarded after we passed an in-depth review of our drug and alcohol treatment services and demonstrated that they meet CARF’s internationally recognized standards.

New Directions for Women proudly maintains CARF accreditation for over the past 12 years. CARF states that “Accreditation demonstrates a provider’s commitment to continuously improve service quality and to focus on the satisfaction of the persons served.” New Directions for Women is committed to quality and the CARF standards are woven into every business and clinical practice.

Being CARF accredited means that New Directions’ adheres to best practices within the addiction treatment industry.  You can have confidence in your decision for treatment at New Directions for yourself or your loved one that the quality of care is unsurpassed and that our results far exceed the national average. At the center of the CARF standards is the person served. New Directions for Women is set apart from other drug treatment centers in the sunny Southern California because of our commitment to quality and improving the quality of life for the person served.

CARF International announced that New Directions for Women has been accredited for a period of three years for its Residential and Intensive Outpatient programs. The latest accreditation is the fourth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to New Directions for Women.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to the team of surveyors during the on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

CARF is headquartered in Tucson, AZ. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at


New Directions for Women is fully licensed and certified by the California Department of Health Care Services and is monitored by the Substance Use Disorder Division of that Department. New Directions for Women is licensed and certified to provide Residential substance use disorder treatment services for up to 34 women on our campus as well as social model detoxification services. In addition to our residential program, New Directions for Women is also certified to provide Intensive Outpatient and Day Treatment Services.

The Sober Living Network

New Directions for Women is a proud member of the Sober Living Network of California and is an active member of the Sober Living Coalition of Orange County. The Sober Living Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the operation and management of sober living and other community recovery support resources. The Sober Living Network provides management assistance to five southern California county sober living coalitions, including effective implementation of standards by their members.

Wellbriety Center

New Directions for Women is honored to be the first non-Native Wellbriety certified site in the country. Wellbriety is a part of our healing curriculum through White Bison.  Wellbriety helps women and families recover from unresolved grief and losses created by intergenerational trauma.

New Directions for Women is CARF Accredited

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