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New Method Wellness


The Basics

New Method Wellness Center (NMWC) is a solid mid-tier rehab. Made up of four facilities—a therapy space and three houses where clients live—New Method has been open since 2006.

Accommodations and Food

Housing is split between two relatively upscale houses: Capo Beach and La Jolla. Capo Beach, the newest of New Method’s facilities, is a female-only residence a few miles away in nearby Dana Point. La Jolla is their all-male house, which is tucked away in a gated community in San Juan Capistrano.

Both interiors are modern and have gourmet kitchens. NMWC only provides lunch so clients are on their own for the other two meals (though they all receive grocery cards). This is meant to promote self-reliance. While some luxury rehabs provide a daily housekeeping service, NMWC expects clients to pick up after themselves. But no deep cleaning is required as housekeepers do pay a visit to the residences on a weekly basis.

Most residents have roommates and each house sleeps 10. Because the majority of the treatment takes place at NMWC’s hub in San Juan Capistrano, shuttles take residents to and from sessions. Post-treatment, clients staying on move into NMWC’s transitional living facility Villario House, which has similar amenities as the other two homes.

Treatment and Staff

As its name might suggest, the methods used at New Method are contemporary. Primary care lasts 30, 60 or 90 days and includes medical care, psychoanalysis and talk therapy with a staff psychologist.

The center’s clinical director is DeAnna Jordan, who has worked in recovery services for over two decades and is an expert on love addiction, as well as appearing on television as a recovery expert. The rest of the staff is diverse and professional and includes psychiatrists, physicians and personal trainers, though medical professionals aren’t available around the clock. In addition to on-site detox, NMWC has an intervention team to help get reluctant loved ones into sobriety. Its dual diagnosis work is solid and it offers an executive treatment program for those who cannot take time off for long-term treatment.

NMWC also has a robust outpatient program, which includes counseling, group therapy, life skills workshops and a variety of holistic therapies. The methodologies used at NMWC run the gamut from traditional 12-step and a faith-based program to cognitive-behavioral approaches and DBT to equine therapy, EMDR and experimental treatment options like wilderness and sand play therapy.


Clients in the residential program also have access to holistic treatments like yoga, acupuncture and massage. The aforementioned experimental therapies are definitely added bonuses not readily available at a lot of rehabs.

In Summary

Overall, NMWC is what it claims to be: a mid-tier rehab without the luxuries of high-end treatment but with virtually any methodology available to tackle addiction.

New Method Wellness Location

31473 Rancho Viejo Rd, Ste 101
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

New Method Wellness Cost

$35,500 (30 days). Reach New Method Wellness by phone at (949) 951-1824 or by email at Find New Method Wellness on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube

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