Admission to Northbound
The decision to seek treatment for alcoholism or addiction is not an easy one. It means acknowledging that help is needed, and taking the first challenging step towards re-routing an off track life. If you have made that brave choice to seek help, we applaud you! You are on your way to a new lifestyle filled with joys you may have long since forgotten. But the work is far from finished. Now it is time to choose the right treatment provider, a process that can be confusing and at times overwhelming. Northbound strives to make the admissions process as simple and stress-free as possible. Intake coordinators work with clients and their families to gather necessary information and properly evaluate each client’s needs for addiction and mental health treatment. Staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to support those looking for help and ensure their needs are met in a timely fashion.
By evaluating each client’s needs, Northbound is able to find the program that is the right fit. Some clients head straight into the detox program or an intensive residential program, others do better in an outpatient program, and still others benefit from a caring and informed referral to a provider outside of Northbound. The admissions staff takes the time to get to know each client and is dedicated to finding the best treatment option possible.
General Requirements for Admission
Northbound treats men and women aged 18 and older for alcoholism, drug addiction and most co-occurring mental health disorders (dual diagnosis). Northbound works with individuals who have never participated in treatment before and those who have been through many treatment episodes and continue to battle active addiction. Admissions team members are available to discuss specific treatment options available, as well as financing for treatment.
Start Your Journey to Recovery with Northbound
Holding an Intervention to Encourage Treatment
It can be heartbreaking and frustrating watching a loved one struggle with addiction. Families may not know the best way to bring up treatment, or may have tried to encourage their loved one to seek help without much luck. Northbound partners with interventionists throughout the country to assist families in staging an intervention and getting their loved one the help they need. Interventionists support potential clients in overcoming the denial that often keeps them from entering rehab, and provide instrumental support for family members as they navigate this challenging process.
Starting a Supervised Detoxification Program
The first step on the journey to recovery is becoming substance-free. Unfortunately, many do not realize the delicate nature of transitioning the body from active substance use to abstinence and can inadvertently put themselves in harm’s way by not seeking appropriate medical oversight. Due to strong cravings, physical discomfort, social pressures, and psychological/emotional habits, the first few days and weeks of recovery are extremely challenging and pose a high risk for relapse. Northbound provides a quality residential detox program through our sub-acute detoxification center in Orange County. Overseen by Medical Director Dr. Edward Kaufman, former president of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry with more than 40 years of experience as an addiction psychiatrist, our detox offers around-the-clock medical supervision in addition to therapeutic services to make the experience as safe, comfortable, and motivating as possible.
Answering Frequently Asked Questions
Entering addiction treatment is a new experience for many people, and every rehab is different. Counselors are available to answer all of your questions and concerns regarding treatment at Northbound. Whether you are a potential client, family member, or professional, our counselors will ensure that you have all of the information you need and feel more confident about our programs.
Insurance coverage should not stand in a person’s way of getting the addiction treatment they need. Northbound accepts most insurance plans including:
- United Healthcare
- Value Options
- Health Partners
- First Choice Health
- Premera Blue Cross
- Health Net
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Moda Health
Our financial counselors will do everything they can to help find the most cost-effective way for you or your loved one to the get the treatment you need. Our team strives to maximize your insurance coverage and minimize out-of-pocket expenses. All you have to do is provide your insurance card and we take care of the rest. Northbound will coordinate reimbursement with your insurance provider and dig deep to maximize out-of-network benefits and coverage for inpatient treatment. Our financial counselors are well-versed in many insurance plans and understand what benefits to look for and how to handle claim submissions. In addition, Northbound is a fully licensed and accredited facility, so eligibility is never an issue.
Choosing Northbound for Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders Treatment
Once you make the decision to get help for yourself or a loved one, Northbound takes care of the rest. Our interdisciplinary team works tirelessly to ensure that necessary treatment is provided and clients are supported in thriving in recovery. If by chance our programs do not meet a client’s needs, we will assist in placing the person in an appropriate alternate program or facility. We encourage you to reach out and learn more about our admissions process and treatment programs.