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 IN SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA
New Method Wellness, located in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. offers residential, intensive outpatient, and medical detoxification treatment to individuals struggling with substance abuse and dual diagnosis. The facility operates six residential homes as well as an outpatient treatment facility, and was founded in 2006.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The facility’s treatment program is based on the 12 steps, and incorporates holistic treatment methods. New Method Wellness focuses on individualized treatment plans for dual diagnosis clients using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy methods. To be admitted, clients first contact the facility by phone, then schedule an in-person meeting. Free insurance verification is available on the facility’s website.
In the Residential Treatment Program, clients receive individual counseling, group counseling, and medical detoxification. The Intensive Outpatient Program at New Method Wellness engages clients in individual and group therapy, skills development, and Pharmacotherapy which may include opiate and alcohol blocking medications such as Vivitrol. In this program, clients receive three hours of treatment three times a week, and treatment can happen either during the day or at night. The Medical Detoxification program at New Method Wellness uses Suboxone and Ativan, and does not use methadone.
New Method Wellness also offers specialized treatment tracks including a Trauma Focused Program, an Executive Lifestyle Program for executives, entrepreneurs, and celebrities, and a LGBTQ Program. Finally, the facility offers an Extended Aftercare Program for alumni that includes weekly meetings, help writing a resume and cover letters, legal assistance, mock interviews, one-on-one weekly follow ups from staff, and alumni events.
The treatment team of over 60 employees includes a consulting psychiatrist, a consulting physician, nurses, licensed clinical social workers, and a dedicated LGBTQ staff. There are numerous marriage and family therapists and licensed addiction counselors, as well as a nutrition counselor, yoga instructor, equine therapist, and Tai Chi instructor. The staff to client ratio at New Method Wellness is 2:1.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The New Method headquarters, the Wellness Center for Substance Abuse, offers four group rooms allowing space for yoga therapy, Tai Chi, gender groups, LGBTQ groups, acupunture, massage therapy, and art therapy. The facility provides catered lunches five days a week.
New Method Wellness also has six residential houses. These houses include specified male and female detox houses, a transitional house, and a house for men over the age of 35. All houses are gender-specific and are monitored by New Method staff 24 hours per day. The facilities are well-decorated and include various amenities such as grilling space and outdoor lounge areas, televisions, ocean views, upgraded kitchens, hardwood floors, a backyard fireplace, a pool, and spa.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing there have been two alumni polled by Rehabs.com. Both reviewers said they would recommend New Method Wellness to friends or family members seeking treatment. The anonymous clients gave the facility five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, five stars for accommodations & amenities, and five stars for meals & nutrition.
They both agreed that there are many counseling options to choose from and that the facility is adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems. They strongly agreed that facility staff are experienced and well-trained. One alum felt that the staff, individualized programming, and “beautiful location” were strengths of the facility, and the other said the staff is very personable. When asked about weaknesses, one alum said it was hard to qualify through insurance. That reviewer also added, “When I arrived my expectations were far exceeded with what I discovered. Unbelievable experience. Here I am sober 2 years later. Thank you New Method.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing there have been seven friends & family members polled by Rehabs.com. The reviewers gave New Method Wellness excellent marks across several categories. The anonymous loved ones gave the facility an average of five out of five stars for holistic options, 4.86 stars for cleanliness, and 4.67 stars for affordability. All seven loved ones polled agreed that the facility is adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems, and that facility staff are experienced and well-trained.
When asked about strengths of the facility, several reviewers mentioned the strong aftercare offerings, location and amenities, and caring staff. When asked about weaknesses, loved ones mentioned that it was difficult to find support and doctors after leaving the facility, that the program is not affordable enough for everyone who needs help, and that the facility did not offer much help in understanding insurance coverage. One anonymous reviewer added, “My brother has been through 32 rehabs, and this is the first one that worked.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
At the time of this writing there has been one staff member polled by Rehabs.com. The former employee gave New Method Wellness wonderful ratings. The anonymous staff member gave the facility five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, five stars for accommodations & amenities, and five stars for meals & nutrition. He or she strongly agreed that there are many counseling options to choose from, that the facility is adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems, and that facility staff are experienced and well-trained.
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its costs. According to the New Method Wellness website, the facility accepts PPO insurance from most insurance carriers, including Anthem Blue Cross, United Healthcare, Aetna and TRICARE for veterans and their families.
Published on September 2017
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