Feel Better. Discover Yourself. Live Free.

For over 30 years, the team at Northbound Treatment Services® has helped more than 2,000 clients achieve sobriety. Have insurance? Contact us today to verify treatment at Northbound will come at little to no cost.


COVID-19 Update: We’re open, taking clients, and have telehealth options for continued care. Read more.

Call us at (866) 311-0003

or if dialing from outside the US, +1 (714) 276-8470,
8 AM – 8 PM PT, 7 days a week.
Expect a knowledgeable and compassionate professional to answer your questions and to help you find a solution today. Insurance likely covers most, if not all of the cost for personalized treatment at Northbound. We will verify your benefits to find out how little if any, you’ll pay for treatment.


Northbound Treatment Services is a network of fully licensed dual diagnosis treatment centers located throughout the United States. We provide medical detox, residential/inpatient treatment, as well as outpatient services. Our facilities are accredited by the healthcare regulating bodies such as CARF and JCAHO, and we are members of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence!

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Whether you are seeking help for yourself or for someone you love, you are likely experiencing one of the most challenging times in your life. At Northbound’s addiction recovery facilities, we know how to help. The five minutes it takes to fill out this form just might be the turning point of your life.

Northbound Treatment FAQs

Below are the top five frequently asked questions asked by clients when arriving at Northbound Treatment. View a full list of FAQs here.

Which airport(s) do I fly into?
There are three airports near our California facilities in Orange County, California: Orange County Airport (SNA) and Long Beach Airport (LGB) are both about a 30-minute drive, while Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is about an hour away.

We would be happy to recommend ways of travel to Northbound. It’s just one way we ease this transition and make the experience as stress-free as possible.

What should I bring?

  • Picture ID
  • Insurance card and RX card, if applicable
  • Insurance Subscriber’s Social Security Number and Date of Birth (if applicable)
  • A limited amount of clothing, as we have a limit of two suitcases and one carry-on. Laundry facilities, including supplies, are available for resident use. Irons and ironing boards are accessible, but we suggest bringing wash-and-wear clothing, for convenience. Dry cleaning services are not available.
  • Swimwear
  • Outdoor accessories such as sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, and rain gear
  • Medications, which must be approved by a Northbound Treatment physician. Medicine must arrive in bottles labeled with your name as well as the medicine’s name, dosage, and frequency
  • Supplements, which must arrive in new, unopened containers
  • Electronic devices, including cell phones and laptops -checked in upon admission and returned upon clinical review and approval

What is a typical day like?
A day may include the following:

  • Morning meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Experiential Group Process
  • Yoga or gym
  • Lunch
  • Individual Therapy Session
  • Outside Experiential Group Activity
  • Dinner
  • Outside Support Group Meeting
  • Free time
  • 11:00 p.m. nightly routine and lights out

If you are enrolled in our faith-based LINKS residential program, your day would also include bible study or church attendance.

Are visitors allowed?
Yes. Visitors are allowed at Northbound Treatment upon clinical review and approval. Families are strongly encouraged to attend our comprehensive monthly Family Program.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Accommodations are comfortable. It’s a dorm-style space, generally shared with other people, with a kitchen, bathroom and washer/dryer in the unit.

We are an In-Network Provider for Several Insurances

If you don’t see your insurance provider above, please give us a call to verify your coverage. Our alcohol and drug rehabilitation center will work with you to find the best payment option available for your unique situation.


Start the process of feeling better today at our fully licensed detox center. Our team is here to help you in a safe & supervised environment.

On average, a person generally spends seven to ten days in detox. The length of time varies depending on the severity and type of addiction. We have some people that are with us for a mere matter of days as well as those where we successfully uncover an underlying diagnosis, such as anxiety, depression, or other mental health disorder that leads to a more robust treatment plan in order to successfully treat drug and alcohol addiction.

Drug & Alcohol Detox Program


We offer around-the-clock supervision and therapeutic services to make the experience as safe, comfortable, and motivating as possible for a premier alcohol and drug detox residents can rely on.

Northbound’s Orange County detox center located in Southern California is overseen by Medical Director, Dr. Edward Kaufman, former president of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry with over 40 years of experience as an addiction psychiatrist, and Dr. Kristen Schmidt. Our compassionate and trained clinicians and care coordinators are there every minute to alleviate these symptoms. We also employ tried-and-true coping strategies, such as medication-assisted treatments, group and individual counseling, drug and alcohol education, 12-step meetings, and peer support.

Toward the end of detox and rehab, as the body is healing, the mind clears, and the soul becomes stronger. Cravings and withdrawal symptoms typically become less intense, and clients become equipped to face the next phase of their healing journey.


Continue on your path to sobriety with the support of our clinical care team in inpatient treatment. Our programs are designed to help you rediscover yourself.

Northbound’s Residential Center located in the coastal region of Orange County, California, is designed to support participants through the treatment experience. Our success rates at our rehab program are due to our InVivo® model, which empowers everyone to interact with the outside world with all of its challenges, while in a safe and supportive clinical setting.

At Northbound, we have a treatment team that collaborates with individuals who arrive at our Residential Treatment Center ensure that their treatment plan aligns with their unique needs and goals. Everyone in our Residential Treatment Program is assigned a treatment team of up to six people that may include:

  • ASAM Certified Addiction Psychiatrist
  • Nationally Certified and Licensed, Masters-Prepared Primary Therapist
  • Licensed Addictions Counselor
  • Masters-Prepared Trauma Therapist
  • Music Therapist
  • An Academic Advisor (when enrolled in Collegebound®)

Our team is tasked with helping individuals succeed and ultimately thrive within this pivotal juncture on the path to long-term recovery, which is one of the many reasons why Northbound is different from other providers. Northbound’s highly trained therapists incorporate a wide range of evidence-based therapies within a trauma-informed environment in order to address the factors that underlie addiction and mental health disorders.


The key to successful recovery includes continued support through outpatient programs. We’re here to help you in any capacity you need to live free.

Immediately following residential treatment, clients may attend an outpatient program to continue their addiction treatment for a lasting recovery. Outpatient sessions are held three times per week, allowing clients to transition back into a normal routine.

intensive outpatient

With flexible scheduling tailored to the real-life needs of each participant, Northbound’s Intensive Outpatient Program helps build the strategies necessary to live confidently in recovery. Participants enrolled in this program work with their personal clinical team to develop an individualized schedule that includes:

  • A minimum of nine service hours per week
  • Day, evening, and combination scheduling flexibility
  • Individual, group therapy, and psychoeducation
  • Individual case management
  • Recreational and experiential activities
  • 12-Step engagement
  • Psychiatric care as needed
  • Ongoing drug testing
  • Optional concurrent participation in Northbound signature services, including Collegebound®, Careerbound®, LINKS, our Music Therapy, or Trauma Program

Our compassionate team, each an expert in his or her respective fields, is there to guide you through our full continuum of care to achieve our missions in celebrating one year of continuous sobriety.


For those who require a gentler transition back into the world after their treatment plan, our Sober Living rehab center homes in Orange County offer another addiction support option. This program helps those who prefer a group setting, and who benefit from the support of their peers. Research has shown that peer mentors and a 24-hour point of contact are also highly valued by clients, even if the latter is rarely used.

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