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Residential Treatment - Addiction Treatment Center

What is a Residential Treatment Center?

In dual diagnosis treatment, a residential treatment center is a live-in health care facility that provides 24-hour support from licensed clinical staff such as addiction psychiatrists, substance abuse counselors, holistic therapists, and licensed medical staff. Many treatment centers have facilities that resemble homes to make people feel “home away from home,” which eliminates the sterile setting of office space, and creates a warmer, more comfortable environment conducive to recovery.

Are All Residential Treatment Centers the Same?

Differentiating between an “average” and a superb residential treatment center is essential in determining which treatment provider is right for you.  Recommended by Dr. Phil, New Method Wellness is one of the nation’s best treatment centers for alcohol and drug addiction, offering clients the following essential components for their residential treatment program: 


Under the direct supervision and care of a physician, a client eliminates toxins from his body that were produced by drug and alcohol abuse. If necessary, the addiction psychiatrist will use medication-assisted treatment to ease withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings.


Also known as Medication Management Therapy (MTM), MAT is a pharmacological intervention used in conjunction with counseling and behavioral therapies to provide a holistic approach to substance abuse treatment.  Commonly prescribed medications used in MAT may include Suboxone and Ativan.


Over the course of multiple sessions, the counselor familiarizes himself with the client’s past history, characteristics, and sphere of influence.  The therapist works with the individual to establish goals and a treatment plan that will help the client achieve those objectives.


In addition to individual counseling, group counseling provides peer support from others who are also in recovery. Shared commonalities create a special camaraderie among members of the group; program alumni are often invited to provide moral support and motivation, and clients learn about strategies that will help them when they graduate from the program.


Therapists share important information and resources with clients and their loved ones regarding life skills training, detailed information about specific types of therapy, post-treatment expectations, and support programs.  Guidelines are given to family members and significant others who play a crucial role in helping their loved ones sustain successful and long-term recovery.


Learning how to handle responsibilities and applying healthy concepts such as self-care, fitness, nutrition, and relapse prevention are some of the skills that clients learn during addiction treatment.  Skills training is essential for those who have never developed life skills and for those who may have “let themselves go” after a period of unemployment, drug and alcohol abuse, and/or codependent/dysfunctional relationships.


Before a client completes a residential treatment program, a therapist will establish a follow-up care plan to reinforce recovery when the client assimilates back into society.  Appointments for individual/family counseling are set up, and graduates of the program will have an opportunity to give back to the recovery community by joining an alumni group.


In addition to Continuing Care, therapists will also refer their clients to mutual support groups in the community, which may include 12-Step Groups and Non-12 Step Groups.  These are nonprofessional peer support groups that provide emotional, social, and spiritual support for individuals who have recovered from drug and alcohol addiction.  The most well-known mutual support group is Alcoholics Anonymous, but clients can utilize the resources given by their therapist or find their own support group at a local church or non-religious interest group.  The main goal is to provide the social network that is necessary to sustain recovery.

Each center is staffed with clinical practitioners who conduct individual and group counseling sessions.  Residents have easy access to urgent and emergency medical care 24 hours a day; credentialed staff members are always on-site, ready to respond in the event of a crisis such as intentional self-harm.

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Why Is Residential Treatment Necessary?

Residential treatment is recommended for individuals who may benefit more from higher levels of care that are not available through multiple outpatient sessions. During the initial intake, our experienced addiction psychiatrists meet with the client to determine his level of needs based on the following factors:

After assessing the severity of the situation, the addiction therapist then determines the course of treatment, which factors in the level of care and length of stay required for optimum results.

Take a Look Inside Our Addiction Treatment Centers

Our outpatient Wellness Treatment Center spans five suites in the Ortega business community, harboring four spacious group rooms, eighteen individual counseling offices, a client kitchen, a dining room, and plenty of indoor and outdoor lounge space for downtime in between groups and individual therapy.

In addition to our outpatient treatment centers, we have three beautifully furnished homes sprinkled over the neighboring beach cities around Capistrano Beach, San Clemente, and Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Of the three (3) homes, two (2) are licensed and accredited residential homes specific to gender and providing a safe and relaxed environment. Each of the two (2) licensed residential homes is monitored by our trained staff 24 hours a day for the safety and comfort of each client. For our clients who have completed residential treatment, we also have homes that cater to our clients transitioning to the outpatient level of care.

Whether this is your first time looking for an effective addiction treatment program or if you are giving this one last try to find a program that works, you have come to the right place at New Method Wellness! You will not be disappointed when you receive the highest caliber of care from our compassionate team of clinicians and counselors.

Top Rated Addiction Treatment Center

Our top-rated addiction treatment center is dually accredited by The Joint Commission, which demonstrates our commitment to ethical excellence and supreme quality. If you are seeking help on behalf of a loved one, please contact us and allow us to help you guide your loved ones to treatment.

To schedule a tour at one of our residential facilities, call 866-951-1824 today!

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Clinically Reviewed By:

Deanna J. Crosby, M.A., LMFT, LAADC, Psy.D. (C)

Deanna Crosby is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 20 years of experience working with clients in recovery. Her expertise has catapulted her into the spotlight. Featured on several episodes of the Dr. Phil Show as a behavioral health expert, DeAnna is a routine contributor for NBC News, The Huffington Post, Elle Magazine, MSN, Fox News, Yahoo, Glamour, Today, and several other prominent media outlets. 

After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of California in Irvine, Crosby did postgraduate work at Centaur University where she graduated at the top of her class with a CAADAC certification in Centaur’s chemical dependency program. Following her time at Centaur, Crosby received her Master of Counseling Psychology degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she also attained a Doctoral Degree in Depth Psychology.

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From all of us at New Method Wellness co-occurring treatment center, we wish you peace and serenity in knowing that you or your loved one will get the necessary help.


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