New Directions for Women provides a unique and beneficial experience for women seeking help for addiction. We’re committed to serving women from all walks of life, ages, and circumstances. Our California treatment center uses a multi-phased process to address addiction and other mental health issues in clients. Licensed and experienced staff guide our clients through every step of their particular recovery journey.
Women face several challenges when in treatment and when seeking it. Therefore, our facility is dedicated to catering to women-specific programs. Gender-specific programs prove to be more effective than coed ones. At New Directions, we focus on evidence-based medical and clinical care to give our clients tools for a healthy and satisfying life.
Since New Directions is fully licensed and accredited, clients can expect to receive state-of-the-art treatment. Our facility adheres to the best practices within the addiction treatment industry.
New Directions is internationally accredited with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The CARF accredits treatment centers if the facility meets the standards of the commission’s overall mission. Their mission ensures treatment centers provide the highest level of value, quality, and optimal outcomes possible. New Directions was awarded accreditation after an in-depth review of our alcohol and drug treatment services.
In 2019, New Directions for Women received a Level of Care certification by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). This places our program on an excellent platform with insurance companies and managed care organizations that authorize treatment services. This certification further validates our ability to deliver services consistent with the levels of care described by ASAM.
New Directions for Women is an in-network provider for several insurance companies, such as:
In general, women are responsible for many childcare responsibilities and experience a more significant stigma when dealing with addiction (especially if the woman is a parent or pregnant). Around 70% of women seeking treatment in the United States are mothers. At New Directions, we understand women’s challenges, and our gender-specific focus expresses that.
Women are disproportionately affected by the social risks associated with addiction. An all-women environment proves beneficial in many aspects of treatment. For example, women are more likely to share intimate information in an all-women setting. This is important because unaddressed issues sometimes fall in the way of a successful recovery. Since women are more likely to experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma, we focus heavily on the therapeutic process.
After a specialized detox, our clients begin the first phase of inpatient rehabilitation. This stage involves heightened monitoring and structure. The primary phase generally refers to the beginning of residential rehab. In residential treatment, women participate in specialized programs. These programs break down the root causes of each person’s addiction and attempt to promote the healing process.
The primary phase is typically the most intense and time-consuming stage of the process, but it may be the most important. Most co-occurring disorders are diagnosed during this phase of treatment.
The transitional phase of residential rehab generally involves a readjustment to a new and healthy style of life. Women in the transitional phase of rehab find a new feeling of sober clarity and independence. Women begin to have more autonomy and responsibilities during this phase. In most cases, through transition, women start to apply their program habits in daily life.
The extended care phase is the final stage of residential treatment. At New Directions, we encourage our clients to build their relationships with their families. We also use methods to integrate our clients further into the recovery process. The third phase of treatment is considered the minimum level of residential care. By this point, women have earned their independence and have proven their recovery efforts.
Finally, women work closely with their counselors to create a relapse prevention plan. An aftercare plan is essential during this period as women are integrating fully back into their community.
We offer several programs and services within our facility. Clients can expect to participate in most of the following:
Dual diagnosis, also known as co-occurring disorders, refers to clients affected by multiple mental issues simultaneously. Most commonly, clients with co-occurring disorders suffer from addiction and one of the following:
Dealing with addiction is complicated. At New Directions, we understand the complications that come along with women and addiction. We believe each person deserves a chance to recover. Our mission is to provide treatment to any and all women seeking help from addiction. Please contact us today if you or a loved one is suffering from addiction.