This is the beginning.
It’s your recovery, but you are not alone.
Years Helping People Recover
Our Addiction Professionals specialize in treating adolescents, young-adults, adults, and families.
New Directions Program has been providing counseling services to individuals with substance use issues and their families for over 40 years. We are an experienced group of Addiction Professionals who strive to consistently apply the most effective methods for addressing and treating our clients’ respective problems with substance-abuse, addictions, and co-dependency.
Adolescents & Young Adults
New Directions Program developed a reputation for good work because we focused on the concept and phase of “intervention” as the foundational principle in work with adolescents and young adults.
As the parent of a child struggling with a drug or alcohol use disorder, you are almost certainly experiencing a distressing mixture of concern, frustration, confusion, and fear. And among the myriad questions going through your mind right now, the most pressing may be, “What do I do first?”
Our Adult Outpatient Counseling is an ongoing, collaborative, one-on-one approach to recovery from Substance Use Disorder(s) (SUD) that can function as the core of an individual’s program or as one of several components.
Addiction is, in many ways, a family disease, but the family is not simply affected by the disease of addiction, it is changed. As an individual’s addiction deepens—as their pathological relationship to intoxication develops—all aspects of their life conform to its demands.
LAADC, NCAC II, CADC II
David specializes in working with the adult male clients.
Phil specializes in working with young-adult and adult males.
MA, LAADC, CADC-II
Elizabeth specializes in working with women, girls, and families.
Alex specializes in working with adolescent and young-adult males.
Hear from people we’ve helped in the past.
How has David contributed to my life? Well, just to sum up 4 decades in 8 sentences.
David’s office has always been a safe place for me to vent my frustrations, bounce my issues/problems off of, and has provided the roadmap to recovery.
David has helped me through many trying times in my life starting as a young boy that was confused and angry that my family had continued addiction related issues. He continued to provide professional prospective as a grown man with my marital and children issues.
David always provided me with the tools I needed to address the negativity in my life.
David helped guide me through my parent’s divorce, my relationship with my parents, my career, my addictions, my marriage and raising my kids.
I had the opportunity to work with David Gust for a period of over three years. This was a very turbulent time in my life when I was dealing with addiction, divorce, alienated children, and full-time employment.
Mr. Gust’s professional skills, empathy and compassion were incredible in assisting assist me in seeing through the fog and finding my path to living a healthy, spiritual, and fulfilling life.
Today I am on the cusp of celebrating seven years of sobriety, have an excellent relationship with my kids and am experiencing success in my career. I am always grateful for my time in counsel with David Gust and would recommend him highly.
As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, I have referred adolescents and adults with chemical dependency issues to David Gust for over thirty years. He has always been my first choice for referrals for young people and their families and I have greatly appreciated and enjoyed our collaboration.
David fully appreciates the need to address primary mental health issues and the role of careful psychiatric treatment including appropriate medications for those dealing with substance use and mood, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders. He is calm, caring, consistent, professional and personable, and is a very knowledgeable and skilled clinician.