At New Directions, the right track begins with an assessment to evaluate each adolescent's chemical use, mental health, and family situation. When the assessment is completed, recommendations are provided. Walk-in assessments are available Monday through Friday 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
Chemically dependent adolescents receive intensive, 24-hour treatment from a dedicated staff, which includes a Medical Director, Psychiatrist, Nursing Director, Registered Dietician, and Certified Therapists. The therapeutic day includes education from full-time teachers and a teaching assistant in a school program coordinated by Orange City Schools. The program also includes group therapy, individual therapy, life-skills training, physical recreation and 12 step recovery meetings. Length of stay varies, based upon each person's needs.
For adolescents who do not need 24-hour supervision, or who have completed residential treatment, New Directions provides appropriate levels of intensive outpatient treatment. Treatment consists of after-school meetings, three times a week, three hours per session, and includes family therapy. Length of stay varies, based upon each person's needs.
When necessary, New Directions will provide additional counseling services for both adolescents and their families.
When adolescents no longer require intensive residential or outpatient treatment, New Directions provides an individualized program of continuing treatment therapy, and support to adolescents and their families.
Male adolescents with a dual diagnosis receive intensive 24-hour treatment. This treatment program includes individual, group, and art therapy, medication management, and relapse prevention. Length of stay varies, based upon each adolescent's needs.
Our multidisciplinary clinical treatment team of therapists, treatment specialists, teachers, and our consulting physician and psychiatrist provide compassionate treatment for chemically dependent adolescents and their families.