We are committed to helping you find the right treatment. We believe that we provide the most comprehensive and sound treatment available. But don’t take our word for it; research the right questions to ask about treatment in general and most importantly learn how to decide whether or not a particular program is the right fit.
Educate yourself when choosing a program. There are many different types of programs, varying in cost, length of stay and philosophy. Make sure that the treatment center you choose makes sense to you.
Let’s begin with some basic questions to ask when you’re looking for the most appropriate program:
- What are the credentials of the staff and the licenses of the rehab itself?
- What is the average length of stay?
- Individual therapists: how educated are they and what are their credentials?
- How often does a client get to meet with their therapist?
- Exercise: When and where? How often?
- Facilities: What are they like?
- What is a typical day like?
The list above is basic, just to get the ball rolling. Another way to decide which treatment center is right for you is to compare. The first thing to find out is if the treatment center offers both residential inpatient and outpatient services. If they only offer one or the other, it’s likely they’ll be pushing their side of the fence. Residential treatment is more intense, and at Northbound allows for the best possible care around the clock. Outpatient treatment is typically only successful for a 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 needs a reality check before things get worse. With this in mind, we can examine some 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
To really decide if Northbound is right for you, we should look at some specific treatments for common chemical dependencies. For example, perspective clients addicted to alcohol have unique detoxification needs. Our caring staff recognizes that this individual will be dealing with restlessness, irritability, difficulty sleeping and anxiety while withdrawing from alcohol. Through the oneEIGHTY program at the J-Housefacility we are equipped to help guide our clients through the detox process. As a client progresses into treatment and gets through the withdrawal symptoms, they will face another set of challenges as the healing begins. The brain and the body will begin to normalize, while thinking, concentration and coordinated movement will improve. This is a great feeling but can be a lot to process. That is why we have professional staff available 24 hours a day to assist our clients as they move towards recover from alcohol addiction.
In the example above we looked at alcoholism; now we can review another all-too-common combination: depression and opioid dependency. Research has long linked depression to heroin addiction, but the insidious grip of prescription painkillers is also strongly linked to depression. This is a classic dual-diagnosis in that it doesn’t matter whether the individual began self-medicating with Oxycodone because they were depressed or whether the opioids caused the depression. We treat both conditions simultaneously. 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, Cocaine and PTSD. Our dual-diagnosis treatment program attacks the root causes of the various addictions and illnesses so that clients feel better. With strong 12-step fellowship and intensive therapy, Northbound is the leader in Orange County dual-diagnosis treatment.
Northbound doesn’t fit the client into the treatment, we build the treatment around the client. We achieve this unique methodology by customizing a treatment plan for each and every client. This treatment plan lays out a course for 30, 60 and 90 days, through transitional living and outpatient care, to sober living until the client is collecting his or her 1-year-of-sobriety chip. That the Northbound difference: We want to see all of clients achieve one year of sobriety. So, are we right for you? We hope so. If we’re not – we’ll still help you make the right choice in treatment.