Women’s Residence for female clients over 35+


Designed specifically for our female clientele over age 35, the Ramona House is a beautiful two-story home with semi-private rooms, a cozy porch, hardwood floors, a backyard fireplace and a gorgeous overlook on the second story with a breathtaking view of the ocean. Nestled in the beach town of Capistrano Beach, the home is secluded enough from the hustle and bustle of everyday life so that clients can focus on their sobriety for the duration of their stay.

Client-Centered Care That Considers Age-Appropriate Factors

The efficacy of a substance abuse treatment program is strongly correlated to the treatment facility’s accommodations for gender-specific and age-appropriate levels of care. Research shows women are more responsive to treatment in a supportive, safe and nurturing environment(1) (Cohen, 2000) and therapeutic relationships are based on mutual respect, empathy and compassion(2) (Covington, 2002b).

The age factor is an important one because people tend to relate to one another more readily if they are within a certain age range. The peer-support community that develops out of shared characteristics of that age group fosters meaningful camaraderie that will carry on long after the treatment program is over. Research shows that participation in peer-support communities such as these significantly reduces the risk of relapse(3) (Boisvert, Martin & Grosek, 2008).

Recognizing Signs of Alcohol or Drug Abuse in a Loved One

Older women may not seek treatment for alcohol and drug abuse due to the shame and stigma attached to addiction. The root causes of substance abuse may stem from the loss of a spouse through death, experience with depression, or physical injury from falling(4) (Wilsnack & Wilsnack, 1995). Research indicates that older women are more susceptible to substance abuse when they experience some kind of role change or loss, such as not being able to play an important role as a mother, spouse or employee(5) (Wilsnack & Cheloha, 1987). If you suspect that a loved one may have a problem with drug and alcohol abuse, watch for signs of neglected appearance/hygiene, negligent payment of bills, mood swings, complaints about feeling depressed, hints of suicidal ideation, blackouts and malnutrition(6) (Cohen, 2000; CSAT, 1998d).

(1) Cohen M. Counseling Addicted Women. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications; 2000
(2) Covington SS. Helping women recover: Creating gender-responsive treatment. In: Straussner SLA, Brown S,
editors. Handbook of Women’s Addiction Treatment: Theory and Practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass; 2002b. pp. 52–72.
(3) Boisvert, R. A., Martin, L. M., Grosek, M. and Clarie, A. J. (2008), Effectiveness of a peer-support community in addiction recovery: participation as intervention. Occup. Ther. Int., 15: 205–220. doi:10.1002/oti.257
(4) Wilsnack, S.C., and Wilsnack, R.W. i Drinking and problem drinking in U.S. women: Patterns and recent trends. Recent Developments in Alcoholism. 1995; 12:29-60
(5) Wilsnack RW, Cheloha R. Women’s roles and problem drinking across the lifespan. Social Problems. 1987;34(3):231–248.
(6) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Substance Abuse Among Older Adults. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; 1998d. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 26. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 98-3179.

World Class Supportive Care at New Method Wellness

The Ramona House is staffed with experienced, caring professionals who are there to meet the needs of our female clientele 24 hours a day. When clients come here, they can expect red-carpet treatment and luxurious amenities that make them feel like they’re home away from home.

At New Method Wellness, we’ve done our due diligence to procure accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Joint Commission. The caliber of client care is unmatched anywhere else; the 2:1 staff to client ratio is unique to New Method Wellness because we want to exceed your expectations and ensure the best outcome possible for all clients and their loved ones.

To schedule a tour of the Ramona House or speak to our Outreach Coordinator, please call 866.951.1824!

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