How Do You Get a Court-Ordered Drug and Alcohol Evaluation?

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated October 22, 2019

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 screening 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 Read More

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

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated May 21, 2019

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

Tips for Staging A Family Intervention

Edited by Beth Durling

Last updated April 21, 2019

Addiction is a devastating disease that affects virtually every aspect of a person’s life. Not only that, but the people closest to an addict often experience negative impacts, too. What should you do if your loved one is suffering from the debilitating illness of addiction? It’s a tough situation to be in, but it may Read More

A Call for Help: How to Plan an Intervention for the Addict in Your Life

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated March 22, 2019

Battling with an addiction is a very difficult and traumatic experience. Whether it’s drugs, alcohol, gambling, pornography, or anything in between, addictions can wreak havoc through your life. On the other hand, watching friends and family members struggle through addiction can be just as painful. Addictions affect two-thirds of families in America. Though things may Read More

Symptoms of Drug Overdose

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated May 23, 2014

Symptoms of Drug Overdose: When to Seek Medical Attention A drug overdose occurs when an individual has too much of a drug or combination of drugs. The symptoms of an overdose may vary depending on the drug used. Depressants are drugs that slow the central nervous system. They typically decrease breathing and heart rate. Depressants Read More