How it feels to witness the miracle of recovery as an addiction professional One of New Directions’ staff members has witnessed the miracle of recovery–on many occasions–and wanted to share thoughts on how that feels. You see and experience a lot as an addiction professional. Please reach out at 216-591-0324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community support helps to save lives Recently, a seventeen year old client mentioned that she was going to be leaving New Directions in a couple of days. This was her second residential treatment stay, but her first time actively involved with our Recovery Housing Program. She needed a bit more freedom to go […]
Family support increases the recovery rate in young people Family involvement, support and intervention are all important aspects of treatment and early recovery. They can be vital to helping young people through their times of struggle. There is no such thing as “drive thru” treatment – give me one good kid to go! No, […]
Treatment leads to recovery and overall wellness Treatment is the foundation for lifelong recovery, which enhances overall personal wellness. New Directions programs are holistic, helping clients feel whole, throughout the therapeutic process, and as they leave treatment to pursue their goals. Creative interventions allow youth to implement lifestyle changes within important wellness domains, resulting […]
New Directions cultivates a “sobersphere” Sober: not intoxicated or drunk; quiet or sedate in demeanor Sphere: a globular mass, shell; a planet or star The “sobersphere” created at New Directions is something to be acknowledged. We provide a healthy atmosphere surrounding our clients throughout their journey of sobriety. At New Directions, this environment is positive […]
The YPR Recovery Month Event is coming up Can you believe it has already been a year since the initial Young People in Recovery: Cleveland launch? A year since New Directions received grant awards from two very generous community partners: The Cleveland Foundation and the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board […]
New Directions uses new recovery app in treatment We’ve recently increased our intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) completion rates by 20%, and with clients needing less treatment sessions! With the help of the Cleveland Foundation and a Case Western Reserve research study, New Directions utilized a recovery app to increase client engagement and IOP completion–both important indicators in early […]
Hope is just one important aspect of recovery What keeps you going? How do you do it? As a counselor working with clients for over 20 years that is a question frequently asked of me. The answer? Hope. Hoping that when a client is no longer working with you or your agency that they […]