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NDFW Re-airing on A&E Intervention

New Directions for Women was recently featured for the second time on A&E’s Intervention. In this episode we see Sarah’s story –  from her battles with addiction to oxycontin, being faced with an intervention by her family, admission into New …

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ATCPCC 2010 Video Testimonials

Why attend New Directions for Women’s Addiction Treatment Centers and Professionals Consortium of California (ATCPCC)? Our attendees say it best! Check out some of their comments below. Adrianna Castanellos | Pacific Coast Reocvery Center I love this conference. I was …

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Breaking the Trauma Code | ATCPCC Guest Lecture | Gaetano Vaccaro, Ph.D

New Directions for Women would like to thank Dr. Gaetano Vaccaro of Moonview Sanctuary for filming this video interview: “Breaking the Trauma Code” with us. — Good afternoon. I’m Dr. Gaetano Vaccaro, the Director of Development and Deputy Clinical Director …

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NDFW presentation at National Conference on Addictive Disorders (NCAD)

Carol Lawyer, with Intervention First, and I had a great time last week presenting “So You Want to be a Interventionist?” at the National Conference on Addictive Disorders (NCAD) in Washington DC. It was exciting to have a large collaborative …

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Humble Beginnings Create a Lasting Legacy

By Sally Frei, Board Member, New Directions for Women Inc. To help someone recover from addiction you have to have a passion and love for helping people and a foundational understanding of 12 steps.  I believe this to be true …

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Meth Addiction

Methamphetamines have been gaining popularity over the last decade in America as a drug of choice for both men and women. According to the 2008 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) Survey on Meth 850,000 American’s over the age …

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