Northbound Achieves Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from the Joint Commission

Northbound is proud to announce that it recently received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation. This three-year accreditation and seal of approval reflects the organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care. Northbound underwent rigorous review including an onsite survey to evaluate multiple aspects of its behavioral healthcare services Read More

Trying Again: Give Rehab Another Chance

There is no “cure” for addiction, so relapse is always a possibility, no matter how small. It is something that you should be mindful of. With the right strategies and supports in place, though, you can enter into long-term recovery. There is no guarantee that you will relapse. If you do relapse, it is important Read More

The Tangled Web of Anxiety, Depression and Substance Use

While addiction and mental health disorders are often viewed separately, substance use disorders are considered a mental illness. This is because of the way that substance abuse impacts the brain. It is not unusual for a person struggling with addiction to also have a mental illness. However, these conditions are treatable, and it is possible Read More

Can you put someone in rehab against their will?

It can be agonizing to watch a loved one suffer with a drug or alcohol addiction. The feelings of helplessness can be overwhelming, and you may feel compelled to take charge and get the individual into a rehab treatment program.  The reality is that unless the person is suicidal or is a danger to others Read More

Addiction Needs to Be Treated as a Mental Illness, Says PhD

In an article for, Andrew Tatarsky, PhD, author and founder of the Center for Optimal Living in New York argues that addiction is a mental health disorder and needs to be treated that way.  The current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) defines addictions to alcohol and drugs as psychiatric disorders, while Read More

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