New Directions is very involved in meeting the special needs of our children. Prenatal exposure to alcohol can cause a spectrum of disorders, one of which is fetal alcohol syndrome [more info] and thus assessments that identify learning disabilities, developmental delays and clinical and medical needs are provided during treatment. Family, individual and play therapy as well as Mommy and Me bonding time are included in our program services. Education about alcoholism and addiction as a family disease is provided. We facilitate parenting education and greater parent-child communication. School age children are afforded the opportunity to enroll in local Newport Mesa schools while younger children and infants attend our on site daycare program.
Family Treatment Services
Family involvement is essential in treating this disease and is an integral part of the recovery program. Weekly family and multi-family group sessions are offered that include education and therapy as well as private family sessions. [more info]