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April 2020

Substance Abuse Expert Shares Addiction Warning Signs

2020-04-16T19:13:38+00:00

By Sue Bright, New Directions for Women April 9, 2020 Substance use disorders affect more than 20 million Americans. When you add family members who are affected by their loved ones’ addictions, over one-third of our nation is impacted by this disease. The stigma associated with addiction may cause some individuals to perceive addicts as [...]

Substance Abuse Expert Shares Addiction Warning Signs2020-04-16T19:13:38+00:00

Rehab Executive Discusses Sobriety During Pandemic

2020-04-16T19:18:53+00:00

By CBS Los Angeles March 31, 2020 CBS Los Angeles interviewed New Directions for Women Executive Director Sue Bright on how stress and anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic can increase addiction rates and what New Directions for Women is doing to support individuals struggling with substance use disorder. As Sue shares, there’s truly not [...]

Rehab Executive Discusses Sobriety During Pandemic2020-04-16T19:18:53+00:00

April 2019

Circle of Life Breakfast Includes Eggs, Coffee, OJ and Hope

2019-04-10T18:19:39+00:00

By B.W. Cook, Daily Pilot  April 09, 2019 By 7:30 on a recent Monday morning, 400 O.C. neighbors were sharing coffee in a ballroom lobby at the Balboa Bay Resort. They had come in support of a serious and personal mission directed at saving the lives of women addicted to drugs and alcohol. Representatives from [...]

Circle of Life Breakfast Includes Eggs, Coffee, OJ and Hope2019-04-10T18:19:39+00:00

March 2019

Addiction Treatment Center Steers Mother in New Direction

2019-03-25T18:44:59+00:00

By Vicky Nguyen, Spectrum News  March 25, 2019 Spectrum News: Getting pregnant was Brittany Demers’ cue to get clean. Demers was 29-years-old at the time she asked a friend for help to get into New Directions for Women, an addiction treatment center, in Costa Mesa. It was there that she was guided in a new direction, [...]

Addiction Treatment Center Steers Mother in New Direction2019-03-25T18:44:59+00:00

November 2018

Video Series Highlights Breaking the Cycle of Addiction

2019-02-27T20:52:10+00:00

By Ben Brazil, Daily Pilot November 19, 2018 Melissa Suffield spent her childhood trying to keep her mother alive. When food was scarce, she wandered door to door appealing to strangers so they wouldn’t go hungry. When her mother locked herself in the bedroom, Suffield charged the door to prevent her from taking drugs. Her [...]

Video Series Highlights Breaking the Cycle of Addiction2019-02-27T20:52:10+00:00

New Directions for Women + Grit = Success in Life

2018-11-19T22:55:09+00:00

By David Whiting, Orange County Register November 19, 2018 Who gets beaten — yes, beaten — with their own Barbie doll? Pause for a moment to steel yourself for the answer. It’s the same little girl who was grabbed by her throat and thrown against a stone fireplace. But more on that in a minute. [...]

New Directions for Women + Grit = Success in Life2018-11-19T22:55:09+00:00

April 2018

Charity Breakfast Supports Addiction Treatment for Women

2018-05-04T20:18:30+00:00

By Lee Offenhauer, OCRegister.com March 26, 2018 More than 300 Orange County community members gathered on March 19 to help raise nearly $500,000 toward a scholarship program for women in need of drug and alcohol treatment. The event, Circle of Life Breakfast, was hosted by New Directions for Women (NDFW), a nationally accredited drug and alcohol rehab program executively [...]

Charity Breakfast Supports Addiction Treatment for Women2018-05-04T20:18:30+00:00