How Does an Intervention Work?

Dealing with addiction in the family is a very stressful experience. You may be at your wit’s end and worried about your loved one’s health and safety. Perhaps you’re frustrated, feeling that your friend or family member is in denial about needing help. When other attempts to get them into treatment haven’t worked, or you’re Read More

Suicide Prevention: The Numbers On Suicide In California

Recently, the number of suicide attempts and deaths have been on the rise in California. The problem, however, did not start now. The total number of suicides in California rose by 50% from 2001 to 2016. Since a considerable drop at the beginning of the 2000s, reports of deaths have been going up ever since. Read More

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

Northbound Treatment offers individuals court-ordered evaluations for substance abuse as well as evaluations for people wondering if they need addiction treatment. An evaluation is a tool professionals can use to find out about someone’s history of substance use. The evaluation process can help an assessor identify several things, including: The substance in question The dosage Read More

What Is an Intervention and How Can You Plan a Successful One?

Asking what is an intervention can result in some pretty superficial answers. Some think of interventions as isolated confrontations bent on changing the destructive behavior of a loved one. While there’s some truth in the intent, it doesn’t paint a complete picture of what makes interventions effective. In the following article, we’re going to shed some Read More

Family First: Tips for Staging A Family Intervention

What do you do if one of your loved ones is suffering from the debilitating illness of addiction? It can be a tough situation but it can be made even worse if your family member won’t admit to their problem and accuses you of snooping on them. Suddenly you or other members can end up Read More