About New Dawn Treatment Centers - Women's Residential Treatment House
The New Dawn Treatment Center in Sacramento County offers a residential substance abuse program for women. The rehab provides each client with an individualized treatment plan and utilizes clinically based counseling techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness practices. New Dawn also introduces clients to the 12-Step philosophy of AA, as well as alternative support group options like Smart Recovery and LifeRing. The goal of treatment is simple — to help each person break free from the physical and psychological pain of addiction and live a happy, fulfilling and sober life.
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
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Becca Simmons, MFTiPrimary Therapist
Becca Simmons is a drug and alcohol counselor who is also certified as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern through the Board of Behavioral Sciences and Registered Recovery Worker through the California Association of Drug and Alcohol Counselors. She is experienced in working with both adolescents and adults in a variety of settings. Becca works to treat clients both individually and with the family system included for optimum behavioral health, increased communication, and family cohesiveness. Becca approaches therapy with empathy, compassion, and an energy that is relatable to adolescents, adults and their family members.Show Bio
Debra Igou, CADC IIPrimary Therapist
Debra has been an employee of New Dawn Treatment Centers in a variety of capacities since 2005 including administrative assistant, program coordinator and as an independent contractor in both residential and outpatient settings. Debra brings an element of creativity to her counseling techniques through artistic and musical expression. She utilizes motivational engagement to meet each client where they are in order to guide them out of the darkness of addiction into the light of recovery. It is through genuineness and passion that Debra shines. It is her belief that everyone has a right to live a clean and sober life.Show Bio
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ABOUT NEW DAWN TREATMENT CENTERS – WOMEN’S RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT HOUSE
New Dawn Treatment Centers offers residential treatment for eating disorders, substance misuse, and co-occurring mental health disorders out of two adjacent single-sex houses in the Sacramento suburb of Orangevale, Calif. Although men and women live separately at New Dawn, many components of treatments are co-ed. The facility has a dedicated detox unit just two blocks away.
According to a 2017 SAMHSA survey, 54.5 percent of rehabs in California offer a treatment program tailored to adult women and 52.3 tailored to adult men.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The residential program at New Dawn is offered in durations of 30, 60, and 90 days, making it one of 440 (33.6 percent of the total) rehabs in California to offer a long-term (30+ days) residential program. Treatment utilizes evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
Clients are also introduced to 12-step meetings, as well as alternative support groups such as SMART Recovery and LifeRing. Those techniques are complemented by an array of holistic therapies, including mindfulness, yoga, art therapy, and acupuncture, among others.
Gender-specific treatments and groups are offered on both the eating disorder and the substance use tracts. Women’s groups include body-image work and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Outpatient services, which are offered at two nearby New Dawn facilities, include day treatment and an intensive outpatient program (IOP). The facility also offers lifetime weekly aftercare meetings, free of charge
The treatment team includes master’s-level therapists, drug addiction counselors, and licensed psychologists, as well as on-call physicians and medical assistants. New Dawn is certified by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), a certification held by 27.8 percent of rehabs in California.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The women’s treatment house is home-like and intimate; no more than six people are admitted at a time. Residents sleep in semi-private rooms with one roommate, though private rooms are available for an extra fee. The house has a full kitchen, a dining area, and a living room with a flat-screen TV, as well as a private backyard patio.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Both reviews submitted to Rehabs.com to date were mixed. One alum, E., had numerous criticisms, including that the facility for not being handicap accessible and that the food was subpar. However, she also noted, "I am happy to say the program is working for me at this point. I am 54 days sober and am taking it one day at a time. Thanks to the staff who helped me get here."
The other alum, R.R., was surveyed on more granular metrics to which she gave mixed ratings. She gave five out of five stars to the frequency and consistency of group sessions, the lead counselor, and the cleanliness of the facility; four stars to the overall individual and group treatment, extracurricular activities, holistic offerings, and visitor policy; three stars to the training and availability of the staff; and two stars to connectivity and leisure options.
On Google, where 14 reviewers to date contributed to an average rating of 3.9 out of five stars, reviews were also mixed. "This place was a great starting point for a new life," one representative reviewer wrote.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Though Rehabs.com has not yet received feedback from any loved ones, on Google, the mother of an alum, Joanna, left a mixed two-star review. Joanna wrote that the detox was excellent but criticized the staff. "Staff was unresponsive to the needs of my daughter," she wrote.
According to New Dawn’s website, many private insurance plans are accepted. Options for financing are also offered, and the facility has partnered with My Treatment Lender to help facilitate loans.
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EllenI was at New Dawn facilities for 34 days. The detox part of the program was effective but once I was moved into residential treatment things were quite different. The treatment center is NOT handicap accessible, that was a problem for me because I have balance issues.They also need handrails leading up to the facility and more leading to the dining area that is used for communal eating. There was one woman in the home I was in that couldn't make it to the dining room at all. The chefs had to be reminded to make her a plate for every meal and if they forgot sometimes she didn't get an acceptable meal. The food was NOT gourmet by any means as was claimed in the literature available at the facility and online. It was barely edible at times. There were times when people went hungry because not enough food was prepared for all the residents they had. I also told them several times that the feet of the bed were not visible and I kept hitting my toes on it. The room was very small but it wasn't until I broke my toe that something was done... they moved me into a larger room but they did not address the real problem. The last week I was there was totally unacceptable. I am diabetic and had a small injury on one of my fingers (a torn cuticle) I have small alcohol prep wipes for insulin injections but they wouldn't let me use them outside of the med office. I tried to explain the importance of not letting it get infected. By the time they remembered I was diabetic it was infected and I had to take a course of antibiotics. On my last Sunday there I was late for my morning medications. The woman in the office refused to give them to me and I got upset. I asked her for them again and again she said no. These medications were for high blood pressure and diabetes plus my antibiotic. Another woman who works there came to talk to me about it and offered me medication to lower my blood pressure but NOT the medication prescribed by my physician. I told them I was going to go home that afternoon. At that point I felt they couldn't provide the level of care I needed for my other health issues. I am happy to say the program is working for me at this point. I am 54 days sober and am taking it one day at a time. Thanks to the staff who helped me get here.
R RI just think all rehabs need to lower costs or have a way of paying a diff way or something to do with insurance, because face it drug addicts don't have the money even though they want that help and not all family's are rich. I don't think its fair at all. I think they need more one on one sessions and or have sessions with the people that are addicted to the same thing as well as group sessions. I liked it there, if I was able to stay longer or even continue with IOP I think i might have made it sober.
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