Are We Right for You?

At Northbound Treatment Services, we are committed to helping you find the right treatment facility.

At Northbound Treatment Services, we are committed to helping you find the right treatment facility. While we believe that we provide the best and most comprehensive treatment services available, we also want to make sure that everyone who enters our program is satisfied that they have found the facility that is right for them.

While we believe in our approach and our successes speak for themselves, we don’t want you to take our word for it. We want you to learn which questions about treatment in general need to be asked and find out how to determine which program is the right fit.

Treatment philosophies and methodologies can vary greatly, so it is essential that you educate yourself when choosing a program. Make sure that the treatment center you choose makes sense to you and provides the best possible chance for long-term recovery and sobriety.

Here are some basic questions to ask when you’re looking for the most appropriate treatment facility:

  • What are the credentials of the staff and the licenses of the rehab itself?
  • What is the average length of stay?
  • Inquire about the individual therapists at the center: how educated are they and what are their credentials?
  • How often does a client get to meet with their therapist?
  • Is exercise integrated into the treatment plan? If so, when and where? How often?
  • Be sure to get plenty of details about the facilities: What are they like?
  • What is a typical day like?

The above questions will get you a basic feel for the facility, but before you make a decision, it’s important to go deeper in your inquiry. One method that might help narrow down your choices is to do a direct comparison of the different facilities you’re considering.

First, find out is if the substance abuse treatment center offers both residential inpatient and outpatient services. If they only offer one or the other, it’s likely they’ll be pushing that option as the “best” one. Residential treatment is more intense, and at Northbound, our residential program allows for the best possible care around the clock. Outpatient treatment is typically only successful for the person who doesn’t use daily and still has a job, good family life, etc. In other words, drugs haven’t really ruined his life or relationships yet, and he only needs a reality check before things get worse.

With these factors in mind, consider a few of Northbound’s fundamentals:

  • We are 12-step based
  • We offer excellent outpatient services in addition to intensive residential programs
  • We offer gender-specific treatment
  • Like all good facilities, we build on an individual’s strengths and provide support without judgment or blame
  • We guide the individual towards personal accountability
  • We embrace all aspects of the client’s physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, legal, vocational and social life.
  • We enhance a person’s self-confidence to a point where it is possible to integrate back into society

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Alcohol Treatment

Before deciding if Northbound is the right choice for you, it may help to look at some specific treatments for common chemical dependencies. For example, prospective clients addicted to alcohol have unique detoxification needs. Our skilled and compassionate staff understands that this individual will be dealing with restlessness, irritability, difficulty sleeping and anxiety while withdrawing from alcohol. Through the oneEIGHTY program at the J-House facility, we are equipped to help guide our clients through the detox process. As a client progresses into treatment and gets through the withdrawal symptoms, he will face a new set of challenges as the healing begins. The brain and the body will begin to normalize, and thinking, concentration and coordinated movement will improve. This feeling can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. That is why we have professional clinical staff available 24 hours a day to assist our clients as they move towards recovery from alcohol addiction.

Dual Diagnosis

One tragically common combination, which we see too often at Northbound, is co-occurring depression and opioid dependency. Research has long linked depression to heroin addiction, but the insidious grip of prescription painkillers is also strongly associated with depression. This is a classic dual-diagnosis in that it doesn’t matter whether the individual began self-medicating with the drugs because they were depressed or whether the opioids caused the depression. We treat both conditions simultaneously.

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In order to provide the best chance for sustained recovery, both the mood disorder and the addiction must be treated at the same time. This is also true of other common combinations such as anxiety and Xanax addiction, methamphetamine and ADHD or Cocaine and PTSD. Our dual-diagnosis treatment program attacks the root causes of the various addictions and illnesses, so that clients feel better and are better able to cope with the disorder that played such a large role in their slide to addiction. With strong 12-step fellowship and intensive therapy, Northbound is the leader in Orange County dual-diagnosis treatment.

Customized Programming

At Northbound, we don’t try to fit the client into the treatment; we build the treatment around the client. By customizing a substance abuse treatment plan for each and every client, we can ensure that we are truly meeting their unique emotional, physical and spiritual needs and providing the best path to recovery. Our individualized treatment plan lays out a course for 30, 60 and 90 day; through transitional living and outpatient care, to sober living until the client is collecting his or her 1-year-of-sobriety chip.

This is the Northbound difference: we work hard with the goal of seeing every client achieve one year of sobriety. Are we right for you? We hope so. But if you’re still unsure, contact Northbound today. We’ll address your questions and concerns and, if necessary, help you find a different facility that meets your needs. Because at Northbound, we want to see you or your loved one experience a healthy, new and sober life.