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