Why Northbound Treatment

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What We Believe 

Addiction is not a moral failing or lack of willpower. 
It is a primary, progressive, chronic and potentially fatal disease centered in the brain. Oftentimes it is impacted by mental health conditions as well as environmental factors. Addiction is a vicious cycle that is difficult to break without professional treatment. 

Effective treatment requires a tried-and-true clinical plan. 
Ours encompasses biological, social, spiritual and psychological interventions that align with client needs as they progress through each phase of treatment. Our programs are rooted in the principles of the 12 Steps along with evidence-based therapies.

Successful treatment plans depend on trust.
Over and over, we hear from alumni that they couldn’t have achieved lasting sobriety without the help of our warm, compassionate staff. In fact, one third of the Northbound TreatmentServices® team are alumni themselves, so there is a real understanding of what someone walking through our doors for the first time is going through. Staff members—from therapists and psychologists to addiction counselors and clinical social workers—are passionately committed to helping people achieve long-term recovery from addiction. They work to establish trust, and from this foundation comes lasting recovery. 

Each treatment plan is unique.
Northbound Treatment recognizes the complexities that come along with treating addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. As a result, we focus on delivering fully integrated treatment plans that are both flexible and adaptive to each of our client’s individual needs as they progress through the phases of recovery.

It’s important to have a tangible goal to work toward.
We focus on getting you to one year of sobriety: We have helped thousands achieve what we found is one of the most meaningful goals on the path to lifelong recovery.  

It’s even more important to learn how to have a sober lifestyle, long-term. 
Throughout our innovative In Vivo® model of care, we guide you beyond one year of continuous sobriety onto the next phase of your life. Our clients engage in gender-specific, holistic treatment, and work closely with an interdisciplinary treatment team who customizes their expertise into a fully individualized treatment plan and provides support along each step of the way.

“Organizational Health has been and remains our number one strategic initiative. It’s the foundation upon which we live our values, articulate our vision, and realize our mission”

—Paul Alexander, CEO

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Our Guiding Force

Northbound Treatment achieves success through our commitment to our three strategic anchors: Clinical Innovation (how we serve our clients), Service Excellence (how we support our people), and Organizational Health (how we maintain our culture).

Clinical Innovation: Our Clients

Through evidence-based practices and involvement in a full continuum of care, individuals undergoing treatment at Northbound learn healthier coping strategies and build positive routines. 

We achieve world-class human engagement by offering clinical programs pioneered to disrupt the cycle of addiction. Our treatment modalities at Northbound include: 

  • Psychology 
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) 
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 
  • Experiential Techniques 
  • 12-Step Immersion
  • Therapeutic Toxicology Services
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) 
  • Individual and Group Therapies 
  • Recreational Therapy 
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Recovery Coaching

Service Excellence: Our People

Every member of the Northbound Treatment team lives and breathes our mission. This is more than a job for them; our staff members are here to answer a calling. They are putting their compassion into action by helping men and women overcome the challenges of drug and alcohol addiction and emerge as their best selves. Nowhere else will you will find a more experienced and dedicated group of people focused on the treatment and transformation of individuals. Most of our staff have overcome addiction and are in recovery themselves; this firsthand knowledge and understanding of what our clients and families are going through provide valuable insights. 

Organizational Health: Our Culture

Northbound Treatment achieves remarkable results through our healthy culture. We foster an environment of trust and safety and insist on a staff-wide commitment to honesty and integrity.

Article Reviewed by Paul Alexander

Paul AlexanderPaul Alexander is the founder and CEO of Northbound Treatment. He received his Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist training at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA, and was awarded Outstanding Alumni Service Award in 2002. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Law and Society, Summa Cum Laude, from University of California, Irvine, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. He believes wholeheartedly in transformational leadership, organizational health and effective, fully integrated substance use disorder treatment.


Diagnoses We Treat

Addiction Treatment

  • Alcohol Addiction Help
  • Benzodiazepine Addiction – Xanax, Valium, Klonopin
  • Getting Off Heroin
  • Opiates and Opioids Addiction Help – Heroin, OxyContin, Fentanyl
  • Addiction to Prescription Drugs
  • Stimulants – Cocaine Addiction Help, Methamphetamines, Vyvanse, Adderall, Dexedrine
  • Designer Drugs – Kratom, Spice, Ecstasy Abuse
  • Rehab for Marijuana

Mental Health Treatment

  • Treatment for Anxiety Disorders
  • Treatment Centers for Depression
  • How to Get Over OCD
  • Residential Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Codependency Help
  • How to Treat Bipolar Disorder
  • Residential Trauma Treatment Programs

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

  • Codependency and Alcoholism
  • Stress and Addiction
  • Bipolar Disorder and Alcoholism
  • Depression and Alcohol Abuse
  • Benzodiazepines and Anxiety