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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.

Court-Ordered Assessments

How Do You Get a Court-Ordered Drug or Alcohol Assesment?

An evaluation is a tool professionals can use to find out about someone's history of substance use. The evaluation process ...
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How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System?

How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System?

Everyone is entitled to occasionally have a drink. While each person’s version is different, some people choose to consume alcoholic ...
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Vaping Epidemic

The Curious Case of the Vaping Epidemic

Vaping is a common practice amongst many of the youth and adults in America. Previously, this habit was thought to ...
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Co-Occurring Disorders and Rehab

Co-Occurring Psychological Disorders and Drug Rehab

At Northbound Treatment Services, we take special care to help individuals and their families manage and treat addiction through drug ...
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Opioid Epidemic

Who is Really Being Impacted by the Prescription Drug Epidemic?

America is in the middle of its deadliest drug crisis ever and drug and alcohol addiction treatment communities find themselves ...
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Intervention

Benefits of Newport Beach Young Adult Rehab

Substance abuse is an equal opportunity issue, meaning that it does not discriminate against anyone based on race, gender, or ...
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Multiple Drug Abuse Treatment

Individuals who suffer from multiple drug abuse problems have what is known as a polydrug or polysubstance abuse problem. Those ...
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Emotional addictions

7 Emotional Addictions that Often Precede Chemical Addictions

One in seven people in the United States will suffer from some type of drug addiction in their lives. There ...
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alcoholism stages

What are the Stages of Alcoholism?

Alcoholism is a progressive disease that has been described by various stages and steps. The number may vary depending on ...
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heroin facts

Facts about Heroin Addiction

Northbound Treatment Services has been dedicated to helping those who suffer from addiction for over 25 years. We have been ...
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heroin treatment options

Options for Heroin Treatment

Behavioral Heroin Addiction Treatment Options Behavioral and medication assistance are two widely accepted forms of treatment for heroin addiction. While ...
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heroin use

The Short Term Effects of Heroin

The effects of heroin or any other kind of drug may vary from person to person. It depends on a ...
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