New Directions Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program

(209) 870-6500
(209) 337-2108

New Directions helps adult men and women from San Joaquin County. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation contracts with New Directions for treatment beds. These beds are for parolees who have long- term substance abuse and criminal issues. Other clients are placed in New Directions by the San Joaquin County Parole Reentry Drug Court, San Joaquin County Post Release Court Supervision Program, and the San Joaquin County Child Protective Services Agency.


New Directions Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program provides treatment to 74 men and 20 women. Participants live in dormitories that typically house two people per room.

With nearly 30,000 square feet of buildings and a property site of 2.5 acres, the program provides a nurturing and comfortable atmosphere.

The mission of New Directions is to teach men and women who have lost control of their lives due to their addiction how to stop substance abuse and how to lead crime free, productive, and happy lives. The treatment program is 6 months to one year in length.

Based on the 12-steps, the program addresses much more than substance abuse. Most clients started their path to addiction at a very young age. Consequently, their emotional growth and development ceased at that time.

Clients participate in approximately 55 hours of treatment per week that addresses the following areas:

  • Discovery of why they are addicted
  • Learning about their disease
  • Learning how to prevent relapse
  • Development of a written treatment plan with their counselor
  • How to develop healthy relationships with family, friends, and employers
  • Parenting classes to develop healthy parenting skills
  • GED classes on-site
  • Domestic Violence prevention classes
  • Employment readiness skills
  • Assistance with employment
  • Family reunification

Clients are assigned an individual counselor for the duration of their stay. They participate in lectures, groups, and individual sessions.

24-hours per day, 7 days per week. Residental treatment for six months to a year.
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Main Location
1981 Cherokee Road
Stockton, CA  95205
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