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Should You Tell Your Employer You Have a Substance Abuse Problem?

January, 2017

With 76 percent of those who have a drug or alcohol addiction being employed, it’s no wonder one of the most common reasons people give for not entering rehabilitation is they are afraid it will ruin their career. DeAnna Jordan, New Method Wellness clinical director shares three things to keep in mind when approaching your employer. 

Read more at reneweveryday.com. 

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The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast Episode #71: DeAnna Jordan Giving Advice on What to do When You Quit Alcohol And Your Partner Doesn't

December, 2016

The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast the show designed to help you quit alcohol and change your life one story at a time. DeAnna Jordan, New Method Wellness clinical director, joins Lee Davy and gives advice on what to do when you quit alcohol and your partner doesn't. 

Codependency: An Unexpected Addiction

December, 2016

Codependency is an extremely common behavioral pattern in alcoholics and addicts. Nearly all those who suffer from alcoholism and addiction also suffer from a manifestation of codependency. Gain more insight into what codependency is, how to know if you're codependent and how to move forward. 

Read more at reneweveryday.com.

Women and Alcoholism

December, 2016

Unless you have personally witnessed a loved one suffer from alcoholism, it’s very difficult to identify the characteristics of an alcoholic. If I was to ask you to identify the female alcoholic in a lineup of 10 people, it would be impossible. Alcoholics come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. a set of easily identifiable data for women to consult to determine whether she is an alcoholic or whether she is consuming alcohol excessively and should cut back. Susie Hopson-Blum, co-owner and director of admissions, shares a set of easily identifiable data for women to consult to determine whether she is an alcoholic or whether she is consuming alcohol excessively and should cut back. 

Read more at sherecovers.co. 

Why Self-Help Doesn't Work for Addiction Treatment

December, 2016

“How to Win Friends and Influence People,” “Think and Grow Rich” and “The Secret” are all titles of popular self-help books. If self-help books work for relationships, finances, career prospects and the power of attraction, why can’t self-help replace addiction treatment? DeAnna Jordan, New Method Wellness clinical director shares why addiction treatment is best left to treatment centers. 

Read more at health.usnews.com. 

Using the triple column technique to defeat negative self-talk at the poker table

November, 2016

With the help of DeAnna Jordan, New Method Wellness clinical director, Lee Davy takes a look at a Cognitive Behavioral Technique known as the Triple Column Method and sees how it can be used in poker.

Read more at calvinayre.com.

When to Stage an Intervention

November, 2016

Your loved one is suffering from addiction or alcoholism, and he or she seems to have hit the point of unmanageability. Or maybe your loved one is silently suffering, but you notice a distinct change in behavior and it breaks your heart to know that your child, spouse or friend is in pain. How do you know when it is an appropriate time to intervene? While there is no black-and-white answer, there are a few signs to look for both internally and externally.

Read more at health.usnews.com. 

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Managing Your Shopping Addiction This Holiday Season

November, 2016

It’s that time of year again! Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are right around the corner. Addicts and alcoholics have a tendency to engage in cross-addictions, which manifest themselves in a myriad of ways from nicotine addiction to gambling addiction to shopping addiction. Although you may be feeling impulsive tendencies during these next few months, there are ways you can manage your shopping addiction this holiday season. 

Read more at reneweveryday.com. 

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How to Choose Friends in Sobriety

November, 2016

Isolation is an underlying theme in addiction cases. There are two types of isolation: physical and emotional. The prolonged isolation that occurs in addiction poses a unique question to the newly sober addict: "How do I make friends, sober?" DeAnna Jordan, New Method Wellness clinical director explores how to choose friends in sobriety. 

Read more at health.usnews.com.

Am I Just Sad – or Actually Depressed?

November, 2016

U.S. News explores questions you’ve secretly asked yourself about what’s normal – and what’s disordered. New Method Wellness clinical director, DeAnna Jordan sheds light on the question "Am I just a party animal – or an addict?

Read more at health.usnews.com.

Is My Child Addicted to Marijuana?

November, 2016

Alcohol and marijuana addictions are difficult to identify. Alcohol is legal in all 50 states, with the legal drinking age set to 21 years old. Marijuana has become an increasingly acceptable drug; recreational use is legal in four states, and medical marijuana cards are available in 24 states. Drinking and smoking marijuana are now considered a rite of passage for teenagers and young adults. Ask yourself these three questions to consider whether your child has developed an addiction. 

Read more at health.usnews.com.

How to Have Compassion for an Addict

October, 2016

In the addiction field, we refer to substance abuse as a “family disease.” While there may be only one addict in the family, the disease has a trickle-down effect, impacting not only the addict’s life, but also the lives of his or her family, friends and loved ones. Support your loved ones by following these four tips. 

Read more at health.usnews.com. 

Do I Have an Eating Disorder?

October, 2016

Just as with substance abuse recovery, you can live a long, beautiful life free of the restraint of your ED. The first step is admitting that you have a problem. Hear more from DeAnna Jordan, New Method Wellness clinical director, about the different types of eating disorders, as well as the habits that could point towards an eating disorder. 

Read more at reneweveryday.com. 

Changing the Way We Treat Addiction in the LGBTQ Community

September, 2016

Substance abuse treatment will always vary by individual. Each person is unique; their struggles, what they need to overcome and what their end goals will be will always differ. It is for this reason that changing the perspective when it comes to treating the LGBTQ community must be a goal in successful rehabilitation. 

Read more at ragemonthly.com. 

How Many Drinks a Week Makes Me an Alcoholic?

September, 2016

The lines between social drinking, alcohol abuse and alcoholism are extremely thin. Crossing them warrants no special “aha” moment; generally, the drinker doesn’t consciously digest that alcohol has become a problem until he or she is a few miles past the last line. If the drinker ever felt a slight inclination that the habit developed into full-force alcoholism, he or she probably shrugged it off in denial. So, how do you know if you are an alcoholic? 

Read more at health.usnews.com.

The Morning Routine That Will Change Your Life

September, 2016

The morning routine: both a dreadful and exhausting thought. “But I already make my bed, drink my coffee and get dressed every morning,” you’re thinking. Unfortunately, despite the daily repetition, brewing your morning coffee and putting on clothes for the day is not considered a morning routine. A morning routine should hold depth and weight, pushing you toward a healthier and happier mind, body and spirit. Hear more from DeAnna Jordan, New Method Wellness clinical director, about the three key ingredients for a productive and successful morning routine.

Read more at reneweveryday.com. 

The Best Thing Helping Professionals Can Do for Their Careers

September, 2016

You can't expect to care for others if you don't care for yourself. As caregivers and clinicians, we must make an effort to keep our mind, body and spirit in check with self-care. DeAnna Jordan, New Method Wellness clinical director, outlines three actionable steps in order to keep your life in a healthy balance. These steps are probably the best thing you can do for your career.

Read more at health.usnews.com.

Entrepreneur Of The Day: Susie Hopson-Blum

September, 2016

Susie Hopson-Blum is using her renewal as an opportunity to help others. Based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., the co-owner and director of admissions is finding a new purpose at New Method Wellness.

Read more at lionessmagazine.com.

New Method Wellness Now Offers LGBTQ-Inclusive Addiction Program

August, 2016

This summer, we announced a holistic approach to substance abuse treatment, announced the launch of its LGBTQ-inclusive addiction program. "When I was speaking with LGBT staff members, we discussed how we wanted to create an avenue for LGBTs who suffer more from addiction and substance abuse than the general population," said co-creator Parris Wells, Director of Marketing for New Method Wellness. 

Read more at edgemedianetwork.com.

How to Find Your Identity Through Addiction Treatment

August, 2016

The key question substance abuse counselors aim to address in addiction recovery is, "Who are you without drugs and alcohol?" Though this question seems overwhelming and terrifying, with the help of a seasoned therapist, a positive sober community and unlimited recovery resources provided by a treatment center, people with drug and alcohol problems can reconnect with their identity. DeAnna Jordan, New Method Wellness clinical director, shares four steps to finding your identity through addiction treatment.

Read more at health.usnews.com.

Exceptional People Magazine

July/August, 2016

Think you’ve got a depressing addiction story? Chances are Susie Hopson-Blum, New Method Wellness Intake Director and Owner, has lived it - or she knows someone who has. Since her own recovery 27 years go, Blum has helped over 1500 people beat their addictions. Be inspired by the story of Hopson-Blum’s journey from a self destructive alcoholic to addiction savior. 

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Why Conquering One Addiction Often Leads to Suffering From Another

August, 2016

There's is a period of sobriety that addiction specialists like to call "whack-a-mole" recovery. Just when you think you can breathe a sigh of relief, you start to notice a variety of painful behaviors that seem to have no correlation with substance abuse, but evoke similar feelings. Now, instead of battling drug or alcohol addiction, you may be on your way to sex addiction, gambling addiction, codependency, food addiction or something else. There are a handful of tools out there that can aid in combating these addictive behaviors.

Read more at health.usnews.com. 

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Back to School: How to Manage College Sober

August, 2016

The process of getting sober is often perceived as the cessation of drinking and using drugs while there is little to no acknowledgment of the mental and emotional sobriety that accompanies recovery. When an addict forfeits the right to use alcohol and drugs, taking a step away from the mental fog of mind-altering substances, they are faced with a mild identity crisis: “Who am I without drugs and alcohol?” This is the question we work closely to address with our clients at New Method Wellness through each individual session, activity and group therapy. 

Read more at reneweveryday.com

Why Desperation Can Be a Gift for People Recovering From Addictions

August, 2016

DeAnna Jordan, New Method Wellness clinical director, shares her thoughts on the gift of depression. Rarely do we see the words "gift" and "desperation" in the same sentence. Desperation has a negative connotation – and rightly so; the term describes feelings of pain and longing. But for people on the road to recovery from addiction, "don't forget the gift of desperation" is among the many catchy slogans used to simplify the sometimes-inexplicable process of getting sober. (Others include phrases like "expect miracles," "faith without works is dead" and "we are only as sick as our secrets.") 

Read more at health.usnews.com.

Debunking the Negative Stigma of Addiction Treatment

July, 2016

Addiction is a disease with a Catch-22: Society says that if you are an addict, you are a plague to your community, but if you ask for help you are weak and vulnerable. Our clinical direction, DeAnna Jordan shares and debunks common misconceptions about addiction treatment. 

Read more at reneweveryday.com.

Susie Hopson-Blum: Owner/Founder, New Method Wellness

July, 2016

In another in-depth interview with The Native Society, Hopson-Blum shares insight into how she entered the behavioral health industry and her thoughts about emerging trends in this industry, as well as industry opportunities/challenges, her vision for New Method Wellness, how to motivate others and career advice. 

Read more at thenativesociety.com.

How Can You Prevent Your Kids From Becoming Alcoholics or Drug Addicts?

July, 2016

When addiction runs in the family, parents can set good examples – but their influence only goes so far. Here are five things you can – and can't – do to reduce your children's risk for addiction. 

Read more at health.usnews.com.

Susie Hopson-Blum: Owner/Founder, New Method Wellness

July, 2016

Learn more about Susie Hopson-Blum, owner and founder of New Method Wellness. Knowing firsthand the struggles recovering addicts experience throughout recovery, Hopson-Blum knew it was her destiny to mentor others and offer a voice of sober experience to those struggling with addiction. It was this certainty that led Hopson-Blum to open a sober living house in Southern California. As clients continued to come in the door and the mindset to refuse to turn people away, despite reaching max occupancy, Hopson-Blum used her professional expertise and personal experience to create New Method Wellness. To-date, New Method Wellness has treated well over 1,000 recovering addicts.

Read more at thenativesociety.com.

Summer Fun and Sobriety: Can They Really Mix?

July, 2016

Many people enter treatment with the idea that sobriety is the end of any fun or excitement. They think their lives, as they know them, are over and that they are doomed to a boring existence. Although they may be right that their lives as they know them are over, what most of us fail to see when we start our sobriety journey is that our lives will take a complete 180 — for the better. Experiences are a bit sweeter when you remember what you did and who you were with and have ample pictures to reminisce. Learn why New Method Wellness Clinical Director and owner, DeAnna Jordan believes summer fun and sobriety can coexist. 

Read more at reneweveryday.com.

Entrepreneur understands the challenge of addiction

May, 2016

As active addicts or alcoholics, we tend to think we are invincible. We push drink after drink into our bodies with little to no thought about the danger of what we are doing or the harm we are causing. The long-term effects of alcohol abuse and alcoholism can be devastating and even life threatening. Hear from the New Method Wellness owner and founder, Susie Hopson-Blum on how she overcome addiction and is "sober for today."

Read more at sbnonline.com.

The Reality of Alcoholism and Its Devastating Effects

April, 2016

Instagram, pop culture and exaggerated memes have desensitized us to the true meaning of alcohol dependence.  Alcohol Use Disorder is defined by the Mayo Clinic as: “…A pattern of alcohol use that involves problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, having to drink more to get the same effect, or having withdrawal symptoms when you rapidly decrease or stop drinking.” How do you know when one's drinking becomes alcoholic, how many drinks are too many and what are the signs of the alcoholism? 

Read more at thedailymind.com.

Super Speaker Event: Jack Grisham

April, 2016

Maintaining over 26 years of sobriety, Jack Grisham will share his struggle with substance abuse and his unconventional road to recovery. The event is designed to inspire those who have a relationship with substance abuse. 

Read more at thecapistranodispatch.com

The Devastating Effects of Alcoholism

April, 2016

Alcoholics can exemplify side effects of alcoholism for years, or they appear to develop a dependence on alcohol out of nowhere. Fortunately, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has put together a self test to help individuals determine whether they have crossed the line from ‘social drinker’ to alcoholic.

Read more at blogher.com.

The Devastating Effects of Alcoholism

March, 2016

As a loved one of an alcoholic, it is common to feel debilitated by pestering self-talk: “Why can’t they just stop drinking?” or “I need to help. How can I help? Treatment?” Heartbreak becomes a natural, daily emotion. Learn more about the characteristics of an alcoholic, the signs of alcoholism and how you can help support your loved one. 

Read more at addictsmom.com.

DeAnna M. Jordan

March, 2016

DeAnna Jordan serves as the clinical director at New Method Wellness where she supervises a team of caring, well-trained clinicians who provide continued support throughout a client’s stay at New Method Wellness. With over 20 years of experience, and as a recovering addict, Jordan brings a breadth of personal recovery experience to her clinical leadership and believes a comfortable, structured and supportive environment is an essential part of maintaining long term sobriety. 

Read more at naluda.com

The Bing Crosby Project

March, 2016

Local OC business woman, DeAnna Jordan Crosby, is currently in the running for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Woman of the Year, In honor of her husband’s late sister, Greta.

Read more at greersoc.com.

Sober for Today

March, 2016

In an article published by Newsweek, it was reported that 32 million Americans (nearly one in seven adults) have struggled with a severe alcohol problem in the last year alone. As active addicts or alcoholics, we tend to think we are invincible. We push drink after drink into our bodies with little to no thought about the danger of what we are doing or the harm we are causing. However, the long-term effects of alcohol abuse and alcoholism can be devastating and even life threatening. The fact of the matter is that death or irrevocable health issues generally go hand-in-hand with addicts and alcoholics.

Read more at advancingwomen.com

Haunted By An ‘Emotional Vampire’? Here’s How To Stop Them From Draining Your Time, Energy

March, 2014

There are relationships that can drain and overwhelm us, caused by people who exhibit an excessive need for our attention. If you this sounds familiar then you may be dealing with an “emotional vampire.” Deanna Jordan, the clinical director at New Method Wellness shares how to stop them from draining you. 

Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com


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