New Method Wellness Philosophy
Situated along the Southern California coast in San Juan Capistrano, New Method Wellness believes that addiction is a symptom of various underlying causes and co-occurring disorders. New Method Wellness tailors its treatment to each individual – and each disorder causing the addiction. New Method Wellness employs a holistic approach, utilizing both traditional and alternative methodologies that combine the latest therapeutic advances with physical and spiritual methods including yoga, massage and acupuncture therapy, nutritional counseling and exercise programs. believes that addiction is a symptom of various underlying causes and co-occurring disorders. New Method Wellness tailors its treatment to each individual – and each disorder causing the addiction. New Method Wellness employs a holistic approach, utilizing both traditional and alternative methodologies that combine the latest therapeutic advances with physical and spiritual methods including yoga, massage and acupuncture therapy, nutritional counseling and exercise programs.
Areas of Specialization
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
Meet the Staff
Ed Blum, CADCA-I
Chief Executive Officer, Owner
Ed is an Owner/Founder as well as the Chief Executive Officer at New Method Wellness bringing a supportive but no-nonsense approach to the center. He is passionate about recovery service and has been a crucial leader in the development of New Method Wellness, helping to bring to the forefront the center’s strengths. Ed is a hands-on leader, often interacting with clients during the course of treatment, taking personal satisfaction in hearing about their progress. This helps clients to feel that they have a personal ally at the highest level of the organization. Ed cites the consistency and spiritual values of the company as its strengths, and he sees his contribution as rearticulating these fundamentals. Ed has a 30 year background as a successful business executive and he served in the military for 15 years. He enjoys cooking for crowds and loves to play golf.
DeAnna M. Jordan, MFTI, LAADC
Clinical Director, Owner
DeAnna Jordan serves as the clinical director at New Method Wellness where she supervises a team of caring, well-trained clinicians who provide continued support throughout a client’s stay at New Method Wellness. Jordan has over 20 years of experience working with clients in recovery and is a marriage and family therapist (MFT), specializing in the maintenance of healthy relationships. As a result of her expertise, Jordan has been featured on “Dr. Phil,” “Jane Valdez-Mitchell,” National Geographic’s “Taboo,” and has been published in Elle Magazine as well as The Huffington Post. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from University of California in Irvine, Jordan did post-graduate work at Centaur University where she graduated in the top of her class with a CAADAC certification in Centaur’s chemical dependency program. Following her time at Centaur, Jordan received her masters in counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and is a current PsyD candidate, studying depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. As a recovering addict, Jordan brings a breadth of personal recovery experience to her clinical leadership and believes a comfortable, structured and supportive environment is an essential part of maintaining long term sobriety. In addition to her passion for recovery, Jordan is extremely involved in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). As a current Woman of the Year candidate, Jordan is campaigning to raise funds for LLS blood cancer research in honor of local children who are blood cancer survivors.
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ABOUT NEW METHOD WELLNESS
Situated in the Orange County community of San Juan Capistrano, New Method Wellness offers a complete spectrum of treatment options for adults struggling with substance abuse issues. The facility offers residential treatment, an intensive outpatient (IOP) program, sober living, and a specialized “executive treatment” track. Medical detox is available on site and those with co-occurring mental health issues are welcomed. Vivitrol treatment for alcohol and opiate dependency is available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Residential treatment, or what New Method Wellness calls primary care, lasts 30, 60, or 90 days. The center can accommodate clients for as little as seven days, but a minimum of 30 days is recommended.
The center takes a holistic approach, combining 12-step meetings with individual, group, and family counseling; relapse prevention work; and care from a physician. There are also alternative treatment modalities such as acupuncture, yoga, equine therapy, nutrition groups, and meditation.
Monday through Friday, clients in the intensive outpatient program (IOP) have access to all the services available on the residential track. This treatment path, as well as the extended sober living option, allows for more flexibility — outpatient clients can return home in the evenings, and sober living clients can begin to reintegrate themselves into the community by working, volunteering, or attending school.
New Method Wellness also offers a dedicated LGBTQ treatment track that includes gender/sexuality groups, trauma therapy, family sensitivity therapy, individual therapy, 12-Step LGBTQ meetings, and extended aftercare.
An alumni program meets once per week.
Staff members include a consulting psychiatrist, a consulting physician, nurses, and a licensed clinical social worker as well as a dedicated LGBTQ staff. There are numerous marriage and family therapists and licensed addiction counselors, plus there is a nutrition counselor, yoga instructor, equine therapist, and Tai Chi instructor.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The New Method Wellness Center consists of a rehabilitation headquarters that occupies five suites in the Ortega business community, as well as five residential houses in the surrounding communities. These houses include a specified detox house and a house for those over the age of 35. With the exception of these two, all houses are gender-specific. Both private and semi-private rooms are available. All houses are monitored by New Method staff 24 hours per day.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alumni reviews of New Method Wellness are limited, but largely favorable. Alum and Rehabs.com reviewer D.A., for example, gave four- and five-star ratings across the board for metrics such as treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, meals and nutrition, exercise and leisure, holistic treatment, connectivity, family participation, affordability, and counseling options. D.A. praised the “very personable” staff. He also wrote: “I met people at this place I will stay in contact with for my whole life! I loved everything about it”
On New Method Wellness’s Facebook, which gives facilities the ability to vet reviews, the center has received 4.4 out of five stars based on 55 user reviews to date. 44 of the individual ratings are perfect five-star reviews. User Patrick wrote: “I loved it here it was like home away from home,” and Brandon said: “I loved this place. Everything they do is out of compassion… And the extra bonuses of outtings, the beach and good food.”
Some alumni reported negative experiences, most notably with effectiveness of treatment. Rehabs.com reviewer W.M. wrote: “There are other treatment centers that offer better treatment that have a professional business manager that does not call you demanding money.” And Zach remarked on Facebook that he didn’t receive any aftercare, adding: “The groups were monotonous and redundant… essentially a long list of activities that have never been proven to effectively influence sobriety whatsoever.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Reports from loved ones are very positive. Rehabs.com survey respondents Tim and M.T. gave a slew of four- and five-star ratings. When asked if they would recommend the facility to others, they gave the facility four and five star ratings, respectively. They did, however, offer only three-star ratings for exercise and counseling options.
There's currently no specific information available on pricing via the facility's website. New Method does accept PPO insurance.
Updated January 2017
Published on April 2017
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