Author: Paul Alexander

Paul 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.

7 Ways to Maintain Sobriety After Rehab

When you graduate from a substance abuse program, that’s a HUGE accomplishment. No one can ever take that away from you. But spending 30 days …

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21 Withdrawal Symptoms of Opiate Abuse

In 2018, about ten million people misused opioids in 2018 and two out of three drug overdose deaths were due to opioids. Opioids are chemicals that interact …

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Top Opioid Addiction Facts

Opioid abuse is a very serious public health problem in the United States. Drug addiction can affect anyone at any point in their life, regardless …

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The Opioid Withdrawal Timeline

Opioids (sometimes called narcotic analgesics) are a class of potent and immensely addictive substances. They include both illegally manufactured drugs and pharmaceutical medications used to …

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The Difference Between Opioid vs. Opiate

Abuse of opioids and opiates is a widespread problem throughout the United States. Devastatingly, an average of 128 people die every day from an overdose. …

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