recovery and helped them go on to live fulfilling, healthy, successful lives.
The Beginning of Northbound
Northbound 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.
The Introduction of Dual-Diagnosis
Northbound Treatment becomes one of only three treatment centers that has dual-diagnosis for both drug and alcohol addiction.
Paul Alexander Joins Northbound
Mike Neatherton Joins Northbound
Mike 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®.
Devon Wayt Joins Northbound
Dr. Edward Kaufman Joins Northbound
Dr. 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.
Joshua House Becomes a 180 Bed Detox Facility
Northbound Opens a Second Location in St. Louis
An Official Rebrand of NTS
Our Proprietary Model of Treatment—In Vivo®—Receives a Trademark
The Beginning of Wilson House for Women
Northbound Responds to Seattle's Opiate Crisis
Sober Living in Seattle Officially Opens
Northbound's 23,000 sq. ft. Clinical Building Opens in Orange County
A 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.