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The New Direction operates in a beautiful turn of the century farmhouse nestled in a picturesque Catskill Mountain valley. Its charm is accented by a huge red barn, 200 acres of rolling meadows, trout streams and a lovely spring-fed pond; ideal for swimming in the summer and skating in the winter. Inside the house is a bright cheery atmosphere of love and understanding, superb food and comfortable surroundings intended to make our guests’ stay a memorable one. More . . .

In our capacity as Co-Directors of The New Direction, my wife Margaret and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you and to briefly describe our program for recovering addicts and alcoholics.
Since 1977, the year we first opened the doors of our Catskill Mountain farmhouse to recovering alcoholics, Margaret and I have remained committed to the same basic philosophy for helping alcoholics and persons addicted to other drugs. More . . .

Guests attend daily in-house group sessions conducted both mornings and afternoons by our staff counselors, each session lasting approximately two hours. Guests are also afforded ample opportunities for individual counseling sessions during their stay.
Because we each feel it is vitally important to include family members of the alcoholic in our program, we encourage visits by family members. More . . .