How Keeping a Gratitude Journal Can Aid with Depression and Anxiety

Every November, as Americans across the nation sit down to a meal of roast turkey and all the trimmings, they ask themselves and each other what they are thankful for. But why do we limit this practice to Thanksgiving? There’s some compelling evidence — both scientific and anecdotal — that gratitude has remarkable benefits for our well-being. Read More

7 Essential Things to Bring to Rehab

Getting sober is a big deal. Making the decision to start the process for recovery from addiction certainly isn’t easy, and there’s a long road ahead. But taking that first step is crucial. Rehab is a major investment of time and money, and you need to be prepared to make the most of the experience. Read More

How Northbound Energized Therapy — By Decaffeinating Therapy

Watching the young man in early recovery is fascinating. Like his peers in the program who have travelled from near and far to challenge a chance at recovery from sustained substance abuse, he initially walks in trepidatious, slightly hopeful, and lost — until finding the coffee station. If it’s 7:45 a.m. at the treatment center, flocks of men will be gathering around Read More

Staff Spotlight: Devon Wayt

A Leader on the Course Devon Wayt has been impactful in keeping transformation constant at Northbound — mostly through his own. Devon’s appointment as Chief Operating Officer in January was the culmination of a journey in management at Northbound that started in Quality and Compliance and continued in operational leadership. In that same period, Northbound completed developments for Read More

Treatment Retention at Northbound: The Client Advocacy Approach

There’s so many health risks associated with substance use disorder that sometimes it seems as if the starkest — death — is camouflaged. But enormous reminders about the reality of that threat continue to surface, no matter how much they’ve been minimized previously. Three more have come within the last two months alone from the releases of Read More