New Directions for Women Flag in Orange County CA
New Directions for Women is proud of our history helping women and their families deal with Drug Addiction.

Our detoxification and rehabilitation model is grounded in Alcoholics Anonymous’ Twelve Steps. At the same time, our facility for drug rehab Orange County is a women’s only program which is oriented towards meeting the specific needs of this community – including women with families and children – on all levels as they recover from chemical dependencies. We take a holistic, culturally relevant, and gender separated approach for a number of reasons. In our experience, chemical dependency is usually also linked to co-occurring disorders like trauma, mental health problems, family dysfunction, and sex addiction. We also treat and address those disorders.

Our Main Services at our Drug Addiction Rehab Orange County

We are a non-profit facility that offers what to many patients is a surprising array of services, from group and individual therapy to experiential therapies like rock climbing and equine therapy.

Individual and Group Therapies in our Drug Addiction Rehab Orange County

Our patients take part in daily, interactive process groups with their peers and primary therapist. These groups give them a chance to address their issues, as well as a way to learn new habits for living and functioning. Besides process groups and individual therapeutic sessions, we also have on offer special psycho-educational groups which touch on;

  • communication
  • relapse prevention
  • anger and grief management
  • as well as life skills workshops that help facilitate growth.

Trauma Therapy for Addiction

Since many patients come to us with trauma as part cause of their addiction, their primary therapist is able to help them explore traumas in the past as well as possible factors which are contributing to their addiction. It’s our goal for this assistance to help patients have a challenging but of course safe experience, one where they can healthily connect with their own feelings.
Pond at Drug Rehab Facility in Orange County California

A calming pond located at our drug rehab Costa Mesa.

Concurrent Medical issues Program for Addiction

We are a residential recovery program operating on a social model and encourage our patients to use in-community services to help learn effective ways of caring for themselves. On staff are addiction specialists like a consulting medical doctor as well as ancillary care partners who help handle;

  • chiropractic
  • psychiatric
  • dental
  • and medical issues.

There are also state-of-the-art medical facilities which are readily available – we give our women choices. We believe it’s healthy for patients to start making choices, researching, and choosing what their particular wraparound services should be.

Experiential Therapy for Addiction

Our patients enjoy many different opportunities — hiking, rock climbing, equine therapy, and more. The goal is to give our patients an experiential avenue towards growth and healing while challenging personal limits.

For equine therapy patients;

  • groom
  • guide
  • and lead their horse through and past obstacles.

We find that the experience of working next to horses brings reactions that range from fear to outright joy.

Afterwards, patients review and discuss their reactions in therapy. This gives them a new, different forum for them to connect with feelings. The process gives patients the chance to become better aware of how they communicate and improve upon their communications skills.

Children’s Services

As a women-only rehab facility we understand the importance of meeting children’s special needs. Prenatal alcohol exposure, for example, can cause a wide spectrum of disorders. Assessments which identify children’s learning disabilities, medical and clinical needs, and developmental delays are part of treatment. For children, family, individual, as well as play therapies are included (alongside Mommy and Me bonding time) in program services.

Besides these services, we also offer many different classes oriented towards;

  • meditation
  • yoga
  • art therapy
  • psychodrama
  • exercise
  • and even spa services

Finally, we coordinate after care services to ensure each woman’s individual needs are met.