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Addiction Treatment Programs for Women

New Directions for Women Founders House Junior League of Orange County California We do recovery somewhat differently than many other alcohol rehabs in Orange County. It’s our experience that women do need a distinct and separate type of rehab – they do not recover as well in general adult rehabs, overall. Specifically, while women need the standard therapies like 12 step group meetings, they also need sexual abuse therapy, gender specific therapy, treatment for their children, and more. Therefore, we take a very broad, holistic approach to treatment: besides traditional therapies, our clients receive everything from meditation to trauma therapy to equine therapy.

Alcohol Addiction and Women-Only Rehab

The fact is that women usually endure very different challenges while going through the dark world of addictions. Unless their needs are met, it’s unlikely they can hope for full recovery.

Unfortunately, for example, scientific studies have shown around half of women who go into rehab have a history of being sexually assaulted or attacked – this either as a catalyst for their addiction or during the period when they were abused.

Women with a history of being sexually assaulted simply need trauma therapy to start working through those issues. Additionally, they cannot expect to do as well in a mixed-gender rehab – the nature of trauma is that even a well-meaning hug from a man during rehab can derail recovery. While we understand no rehab lasting 30-90 days can hope to completely heal trauma scars, we find therapies which give our clients the tools needed to begin the process of healing.

Finally, we take a very proactive role in meeting the needs of our patient’s children. Prenatal alcohol exposure can trigger a whole variety of disorders (including fetal alcohol syndrome. Therefore, we provide assessments to identify the various issues that can appear and then address medical needs during the course of treatment.

Types of Addiction Treatment Programs

Regardless of whether children suffer from alcohol syndrome, they receive four types of therapy:

  • Family therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Play therapy
  • And “Mommy and Me” therapeutic bonding time

On top of this, we educate clients and their families about alcoholism from the point of view of a family disease. Part of our goal is to facilitate better parent-child communication as well as parenting education.

Our Holistic Approach to Alcohol Treatment

Holistic Approach to Alcohol Treatment

We base our therapies on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, but to us that is just the beginning. We believe in a holistic approach — treating the mind, body, and the spirit — so our goal is for patients to not just heal from the physical issues of addiction but also the mental and spiritual ones.

As a result patients:

  • Have daily classes in yoga and meditation
  • Attend 12-step groups
  • Attend gardening sessions
  • And more

They can work out every week on campus with a personal trainer or participate in one of our experiential therapies: these activities, like equine therapy or rock climbing, allow patients to challenge their own limits and gain an experiential avenue into healing.

Alcohol Addiction Therapies Orange County

Besides our more exotic therapies, we offer more traditional therapies such as;

  • Traditional individual and group therapies
  • Trauma therapies
  • Help with medical issues
  • Psychodrama
  • And after care

Therefore, if you or someone you love is in need of alcohol rehab in Orange County, call us today – our addiction counselors are available on a 24/7 basis to help.