Blog

Latest Blog Entries

Methamphetamine Addiction

Methamphetamine is a stimulant, and produces intense feelings of excitement and exhilaration in users. Those who use meth report feelings of increased energy, invincibility, and confidence, and feel like there’s nothing they can’t do. These feelings are the result of a flood of dopamine to the user’s brain, which can be produced by smoking, snorting, […]

Keep Reading

Mike Neatherton Story

How could he have imagined that getting sober would lead him to a meeting with the President of the United States and being part of transforming an industry? Northbound is built upon a foundation of organizational health. These words can often be heard around Northbound, but where did they come from? And what do they […]

Keep Reading

National Overdose Awareness Day

National Overdose Awareness Day is dedicated to drug overdose awareness, and held every year on August 31st. Participants are encouraged to talk about the drug related deaths of friends and loved ones in an effort to combat the stigma associated with this topic. In addition to spreading the message that it’s ok to talk about […]

Keep Reading

Jimmy Weiss: A Force of Nature

Treatment can be a difficult time. Everything is new, emotions are returning, and clients are often unsure if staying sober is the right thing to do. It’s “one day at a time,” but in early sobriety, that can mean struggling with a tough decision every single day. On a rough day, it’s one moment at […]

Keep Reading

Using Music to Transform Lives

“In my disease, I had given up my art, a self-inflicted punishment far greater than any imposed from outside. “ – Bill W People identify with music. It nurtures vulnerability while also offering a majestic power to heal. There is a connection between the listener and songwriter that is intimate and powerful. Two very different people can relate to a […]

Keep Reading

Staying Sober During Thanksgiving

Every year, families throughout The United States gather together for one meal – but its not just any meal, it’s Thanksgiving Dinner! Whether your aunt and uncle drove in for just a few hours, or you are traveling up to your parents house for the entire week, people from all over make the effort to […]

Keep Reading

Johnny Depp’s Questionable Behavior Raises Eyebrows

For over three decades, Johnny Depp has transcended the silver screen and reached the hearts of millions of people throughout the world. He is, without a doubt, one of the most beloved actors to ever grace Hollywood – and his repertoire of films continue to draw in new fans on a regular basis. As much […]

Keep Reading

What’s Really Causing Teens to Abuse Drugs and Alcohol?

It doesn’t come as a surprise to hear that teenagers, despite the education that has been put forward through the media and in schools, are still experimenting with both drugs and alcohol. This experimentation is often chalked up to be because of peer pressure or problems at school and/or at home. However, a new study […]

Keep Reading

How Hip-Hop is Influencing Mental Illness

The genre of hip-hop, including everything from beats and lyrics to fashion and language, has undoubtedly aroused controversy since its birth over 40 years ago. Many times, hip-hop is entangled in public scorn and negative stigma, however mental health professionals out of Cambridge University are rapping to a different beat. In an article published in […]

Keep Reading

WHO Backs Naloxone to Save 20,000 Lives

Those who are following the growing prescription drug and heroin epidemics are familiar with the life-saving injectable drug known as naloxone. For a few years now (specifically more recently), first responders such as firefighters, paramedics and police officers have been equipped with injectable naloxone to utilize in the field. Naloxone works by reversing the effects […]

Keep Reading