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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.

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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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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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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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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OxyCodone

Facts about Oxycodone

Facts About Oxycodone Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opiate marketed under the brand names OxyContin, Percodan, Percocet, and Roxicodone. Oxycodone is ...
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Bi-Polar Disorder

Bi-Polar Disorder Treatment at Northbound and Addiction Treatment

Often, individuals who have substance use disorder (SUDs) also suffer from mental and behavioral health disorders. People who have addiction ...
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Methadone

The Methadone Withdrawal and Detox Process

The Methadone Withdrawal and Detox Process For years, people who were suffering from heroin abuse were treated using a medication ...
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10 Things to Avoid When Trying to Commit Someone To Rehab

In most cases of addiction, the substance use problem affects more than just one person. Usually, the addicted individual and ...
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Promoting Nutrition for Recovering Addicts

When recovering from addiction it’s important to pay attention to all aspects of your health including your mental, emotional, and ...
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Recovering from Codependent Relationships

Close to twenty million Americans battle addiction each year but many are winning the war. Nearly 10% of American adults are ...
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A Guide to the Tapping Technique for Stress Relief

In today's society and health communities, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the plethora of different treatment options. We may wonder ...
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10 Alarming (MDMA) Ecstasy Facts

The name of it may sound appealing, but the potential risks are the exact opposite.  Ecstasy, a drug that is more ...
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