Over 30 years Northbound Treatment has helped thousands achieve recovery and helped them go on to live fulfilling, healthy, successful lives.
1988Northbound Treatment was originally founded under the name National Therapeutic Services (NTS®), today known as Northbound Treatment Services®, by Marilyn and Bob Stevens. That same year, Marilyn and Bob open an Intensive Outpatient Program called the RAP Center, located in sunny Costa Mesa, California.
1991Northbound Treatment becomes one of only three treatment centers that has dual-diagnosis for both drug and alcohol addiction.
1995NTS® progresses in its goal of helping people transition from recovery to leading a successful life by opening Joshua House, a licensed 12-bed Residential Treatment Program in Costa Mesa. At this point, the goal of NTS® (including the Rap Center and Joshua House) is to serve the local Orange County community.
April 2008Paul Alexander, certified as an Addiction Treatment Specialist, arrives at NTS® and transforms Marilyn and Bob Stevens' vision from a local facility into a nationally recognized treatment provider, expanding NTS'® innovative addiction methods beyond its rehab centers in California and onto a national stage.
July 2010Mike Neatherton, who shares Paul's passion for finding new levels of organizational health within the treatment community, leaves his prestigious post as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Betty Ford Center to become the CEO of NTS®.
February 2012Dr. Edward Kaufman joins the Northbound Treatment clinical staff as Medical Director. The former president of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is one of the world's preeminent experts on addiction.
May 2012Joshua House becomes 180 Detox, signifying the evolution of NTS® services from the narrower Residential and IOP or outpatient programs into a full continuum of care. The first step of recovery often starts here at 180 Detox - a step that can take as little as 4 days - and from there goes into our proprietary In Vivo® model in Recovery, which allows those in recovery to live life on life's terms.
July 2012NTS® opens its second location, in St. Louis, providing joint-accredited Outpatient and Family Services to adults suffering from addiction and co-occurring disorders. Located in downtown Kirkwood, Northbound St. Louis provides the latest in evidence-based therapies, extending Northbound's reach to the heartland of the country.
October 2012National Therapeutic Services is renamed and rebranded as Northbound Treatment Services®, Inc. Our logo is the compass, which symoblizes the transformational journey our staff and clients are on. We will always be working to be better at what we do, just like our clients will always be working on maintaining their sobriety. Together, we are headed in the right direction.
2015In Vivo®, our proprietary model of treatment, receives a trademark. This style of treatment means that when ready, people in treatment interact with the outside world. They shop for groceries, go to concerts, drive a car. This independence allows them to face real-world challenges while still having a support system. Our Collegebound® and Careerbound® programs support our In Vivo® model, enabling clients to attend school or hold a job.
April 2015In 2015, we opened up Wilson House - our licensed residential women's program in Orange County.
October 2017We respond to Seattle's opiate crisis by opening Northbound Treatment, close to the Space Needle in the lively Lower Queen Anne neighborhood. We noticed that many clients were traveling to our Orange County center from Seattle and subsequently found that the city was lacking in dual diagnosis treatment centers.
December 2017Sober Living in Seattle opens, furthering our commitment to offering Pacific Northwest clients a full continuum of care.
February 2018A beautiful 23,000 square-foot clinical building opens at our Orange County location, complete with a state-of-the-art gym, a recording studio for our music program, and a wellness room filled with Biosound® massage chairs.
March 2018Northbound Treatment Services® opens Joshua House Program - an in-network rehabilitation center in Orange County - solidifying its commitment to offering excellent clinical care at an affordable cost. In-network contracts with insurance agencies allow the nationally recognized Joshua House program to offer a 87-bed structured living environment.