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Celebrating Four Years

Posted July 30, 2014 at 9:10 pm

July 23rd will always be a special day to me. It is the day that four years ago, I finally got clean and sober! This year, I had been looking forward to pulling out all the stops to celebrate my “birthday”, but after such a taxing July with my grandfather passing away, I decided to… [Read More...]

Closure, Acceptance and Gratitude

Posted July 25, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Since my Grandfather passed away, I really haven’t felt like myself. I spent a long time being sad and stuck in a fog over what happened, and I knew that if I stayed feeling that way it wasn’t going to be beneficial for me. So, last week, I went to as many AA meetings as… [Read More...]

Miley Cyrus Overdose Hoax Shines Light on Addictive Behaviors

Posted July 25, 2014 at 6:03 pm

If you are like many people, when you hear that Miley Cyrus is in the news (again) you might just change the channel, flip the page, or move over to another website. The child-star-turned-racy-pop-singer is often making headlines for her attention-grabbing antics that are frequently met with eye rolls and sighs. However, her most recent… [Read More...]

Is Marijuana Really Addictive?

Posted July 25, 2014 at 6:03 pm

There has always been debate over whether or not marijuana is a physically and/or psychologically addictive substance like heroin, cocaine, or prescription drugs are. Depending on who you ask, you might get a number of different answers varying from a very strong “no” to a research-backed “yes”. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse… [Read More...]

Stigma of drug abuse

Posted July 25, 2014 at 6:02 pm

One of the main issues circling drug abuse in The United States is stigma – stigma that drug abuse is a choice, stigma that people can just “quit” using, and stigma that those who abuse drugs are poor, uneducated, ignorant and unsuccessful. These are not new issues by any means, and as we continue to… [Read More...]

9 Tips for Supporting a Heroin Addict without Encouraging Use

Posted July 23, 2014 at 4:48 pm

9 Tips for Supporting a Heroin Addict without Encouraging Use The first year of dealing with a family member’s addiction is the usually the worst. It is filled with uncertainty and overwhelming emotions such as fear, anger, worry and guilt. You find yourself constantly changing the direction of your life and having to adjust. Although… [Read More...]

Detox with Suboxone: The Three Stages of Relapse

Posted July 22, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Detox with Suboxone: The Three Stages of Relapse One of the most common causes of relapse is what is referred to as “Slippery Places”. “Slippery Places” are old hangouts where you once drank or used drugs. It may be your favorite bar, a friend’s house that deals drugs or where you partied. As part of… [Read More...]

Methadone Therapy Alternatives

Posted July 21, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Methadone Therapy Alternatives Northbound Treatment Services has more than 25 years experience in providing treatment programs for those with opiate addictions and other prescription drugs. We understand the overwhelmingly addictive and devastating properties of heroin and opiate drug abuse. In our effort to support those seeking information and support on heroin, oxycodone or other opiate… [Read More...]

Understanding Barbiturate Addiction

Posted July 21, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Understanding Barbiturate Addiction An Overview of Barbiturate Addiction History of Barbiturates Barbiturates are drugs derived from barbituric acid that act to suppress activity of the central nervous system. Barbituric acid was first produced by the German scientist, Adolf Von Baeyer, on December 6, 1864. It was accomplished by condensing an ester from the acid of… [Read More...]

The Effects of Barbiturates on the Body

Posted July 21, 2014 at 6:19 pm

The Effects of Barbiturates on the Body How Barbiturates Affect the Body Barbiturates are central nervous system depressants that are classified as sedative hypnotics. They are most often used to treat sleep disturbances, anxiety, high blood pressure or epileptic seizures. Barbiturates are usually administered orally or by injection. These drugs slow neural activity in smooth… [Read More...]

Debate on the Legal Drinking Age

Posted July 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Nearly 30 years after President Reagan passed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, the American people are still struggling to determine just what exactly is the correct age for young adults to legally be allowed to consume alcohol. While the use of alcohol can be deadly, especially as it is highly addictive and easily obtained,… [Read More...]

NFL Under Investigation for Prescription Drug Abuse Amongst Players

Posted July 18, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Just a few weeks ago, the NFL was making headlines after being sued by former players for the course of “treatment” they were provided when injured. Over 1,000 former players from the NFL filed lawsuits against the league for utilizing prescription drugs and other dangerous substances as a form of fast, quick treatment for issues… [Read More...]

Preventing Drug Abuse: The Importance of Fighting Summer Boredom

Posted July 18, 2014 at 2:58 pm

For many people, the summer months signify a slow down in their schedules. Most people, from children and teenagers to the retired and the working class, find themselves making more time to enjoy the three months of sunshine and warmth. However, with this slow down can come some negative consequences – like an increased likelihood… [Read More...]

Northbound at CORE 2014

Posted July 17, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Northbound is proud to announce that we have become a Founding Patron of the CORE Conference, Clinical Overview of Recovery Experience. The C.O.R.E. Conference is one of the premier addiction and recovery conferences hosted by C4 Recovery Solutions for addiction professionals to advance their understanding of the principles behind abstinence-based recovery practices. The conference is… [Read More...]

Father Emmerich Visits Northbound

Posted July 17, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Father Emmerich Northbound has committed time, energy and resources into constantly improving our programs and helping our staff to be as effective personally and professionally, as possible. Part of this commitment includes providing resources for our staff to strengthen their own recoveries, and increase their efficacy with our clients. Last week we were honored to… [Read More...]

2nd Annual Northbound Golf Tournament

Posted July 17, 2014 at 4:38 pm

2nd Annual Northbound Golf Tournament Join us at Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine, CA as we celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the launch of the Northbound brand. Proceeds from the tournament go to support the Los Angeles Mission. We hope to see you there! When TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7TH Where Strawberry Farms Golf Club 11… [Read More...]

Northbound Staff Highlights

Posted July 17, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Joanna Filidor, Case Manager Joanna completed her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego, and received her Bachelor’s from UCLA. Prior to coming to Northbound, Joanna worked at Phoenix House as an MFT Trainee, providing therapy to court-ordered adolescents with dual diagnosis as well as family therapy and multi-family groups… [Read More...]

Treatment for Barbiturate Withdrawal Symptoms

Posted July 14, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Treatment for Barbiturate Withdrawal Symptoms How Do People Become Addicted to Barbiturates? Barbiturate addiction can befall nearly anyone who uses the drugs. Youth experimenting with drugs, professionals hoping to relieve stress and insomniacs who use them as a sleep aid are all susceptible to addiction. Those who use barbiturates can build up a tolerance for… [Read More...]

Is Your Spouse Addicted to Prescription Drugs?

Posted July 14, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Is Your Spouse Addicted to Prescription Drugs? One of the fastest growing forms of addiction in the United States is prescription drug addiction. The number of Americans who were treated for addiction to prescription pain relievers quadrupled between 1998 and 2008. A large increase in the number of emergency room visits due to overdose of… [Read More...]

The Short Term Effects of Heroin

Posted July 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm

The Short Term Effects of Heroin The effects of heroin or any drug may vary from person to person. It depends on a number of factors including weight, the state of the individual’s health and whether or not they have developed a tolerance for the drug. Additionally, the effects of any drug depend on the… [Read More...]

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