Alcohol Treatment in Newport Beach

No one is immune to alcohol use disorder (alcoholism). The progressive disease can have dire physical and mental effects on a person. Not only that, but it impacts an individual’s family, friends, career, and community.

Sadly, alcohol abuse — including both alcoholism and chronic binge drinking — is a prevalent public health crisis across the United States. The 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that more than a quarter of American adults engage in binge-drinking at least once a month[1]. Furthermore, almost 7% reported engaging in heavy alcohol use within the last 30 days[1]. Aligning with nationwide behaviors, Orange County has seen an uptick in alcohol-related overdoses in the last decade, with deaths increasing by 41%[2].

To overcome alcoholism or prevent binge drinking from progressing, many require a comprehensive rehabilitation program that focuses on alcohol treatment and addiction recovery. Newport Beach, California is home to Northbound Treatment’s comfortable and welcoming rehab facilities. Here’s what you should know about our accredited rehabilitation center and what to expect from alcohol addiction treatment.

Northbound’s Alcohol Treatment Center Newport Beach

If you or someone dear to you is seeking alcohol treatment, Newport Beach is an excellent place to get help. Set south of Los Angeles and north of San Diego, the oceanside city offers some of the most striking landscapes on the west coast — not to mention its inherent charm and sophistication.

Northbound Treatment offers alcohol rehabilitation at our Orange County rehab center. During their stay, clients are surrounded by experienced and supportive staff, as well as a group of sober peers, with the benefit of going through true recovery in one of the most gorgeous locales in California.

Our philosophy as an alcohol rehab facility is to prioritize community in all facets of treatment. As such, Northbound attributes its impressive success rates partly to our InVivo® alcohol treatment model in which participants engage with the outside world in a safe and productive clinical setting.

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Our Approach to Treating Alcoholism

Alcoholism can affect anyone at any age. In Orange County, adults between 25 and 64 account for upwards of 70% of all drug- and alcohol-related hospitalizations with the highest rates among those 45 and older[2].

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) affects people in myriad ways, and addiction recovery looks different for everyone. At Northbound, we take a broad range of factors into account to develop a personalized treatment plan for each of our clients. We’ll consider your age, lifestyle, health, and personal history, along with how long and how often you’ve been drinking.

Our Approach to Binge Drinking Treatment

Binge drinking is a dangerous — and unfortunately, common — behavior that can lead to severe alcohol use disorder. While many people consider it a social activity and nothing to worry about, binge drinking can have short- and long-term implications. Also, though not everyone who binge drinks becomes an alcoholic, the likelihood is higher than those with more moderate drinking habits.

To prevent alcoholism and a chemical dependence on the substance, treatment for binge drinking should be sought out as soon as possible. Depending on a person’s habits and history, keeping alcohol use under control can be immensely challenging. When the behavior is ongoing, or it becomes difficult to set and stick to boundaries, substance abuse treatment can help. That said, Northbound takes an individualized approach to binge drinking treatment, with customizable programs that account for a client’s health, habits, history, and preferences.

Alcohol Treatment Newport Beach: What to Expect

The team at Northbound wants you to succeed in overcoming alcohol use disorder and achieving long-term sobriety. That’s why our alcohol and drug rehab Newport Beach location encompasses a full continuum of care, including detoxification, inpatient rehab, outpatient treatment, and support and monitoring programs.

The sequence of treatment has shown to be effective in treating those suffering from alcoholism. Each crucial phase of the treatment program is designed to build on the last, ultimately creating a foundation for lifelong freedom from addiction. And although many patients follow general recovery timelines, there’s no one-size-fits-all length of treatment. Learn more about each phase below.


Detoxification, which is often called detox, is typically a critical first step of true recovery. During the detox process, patients end their physical dependence on alcohol. As the body rids itself of chemicals associated with chronic alcohol abuse, you can expect to experience a range of mental and physical withdrawal symptoms.

At Northbound’s accredited 180 Detox facility, you’ll get clean in a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment with access to around-the-clock medical care and therapeutic services. The length and severity depend on the individual and the nature of their substance use, but most people complete detox in about a week.

TInpatient Rehab

After completing alcohol detox, you can move on to an inpatient (residential) rehab program. Northbound’s inpatient treatment includes gender-responsive programs in which clients stay in well-appointed private residences with common areas, fitness centers, music rooms, tranquil gardens, and other shared outdoor spaces.

At all hours, you’ll have clinical and emotional support from your care team and community of peers at the treatment facility. During your stay, you’ll participate in daily group counseling and one-on-one therapy sessions. Many individuals get dual diagnosis treatment, meaning they’re simultaneously treated for a co-occurring mental health condition, like depression, anxiety, trauma disorder, or bipolar disorder.

Additionally, our InVivo® alcohol treatment model encourages clients to spend time outside and engage in local activities, such as visiting the grocery store, exploring Sequoia National Park, surfing, and barbecuing. There’s no doubt that residential rehab is an intense, difficult experience. And yet, we find that many clients end up enjoying themselves and even having a bit of fun at our residential treatment center.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment is the phase that follows the successful completion of residential rehab, and it’s a vital component of recovery. Visits are tailored to our clients’ real-life demands, helping them develop the skills and strategies they need to live confidently and thrive at home.

With a flexible schedule consisting of continued individual counseling and group therapy, the goal is to ensure ongoing sobriety. Aside from therapy, outpatient rehab may include toxicology services, recreational activities, and career or vocational support with our Careerbound® and Collegebound® programs.

Northbound Treatment offers both intensive outpatient (IOP) and outpatient (OP) programs for those overcoming alcohol use disorder. IOP usually comes first, and it involves up to 12 participation hours a week. Non-intensive OP treatment involves up to six hours a week. All outpatient services are created to provide motivation, accountability, and guidance when patients need it most.

For those who may not be able to commute to Newport Beach, we’re proud to offer HomeBound, our telehealth treatment program. HomeBound has been operating since 2016, and our facilitators are well-versed in providing comprehensive virtual care, including alcohol treatment and mental health services.

Support and Monitoring

Recovery from substance abuse is a life-long journey full of ups and downs, and returning to a “normal” life after addiction treatment can be alarming. To help ensure long-term success, we offer addiction support programs. While this phase isn’t as intensive as others, it’s an integral part of treatment.

Once inpatient and outpatient treatment are complete, Northbound will work with you on what we call discharge planning to come up with an approach for an independent, sober life. We’ll collaborate with you to set goals, follow-up on your progress, and reassess your path to recovery. In an addiction support program, you’ll get one-on-one recovery coaching, therapy, alcohol testing, and online case management.

Alcohol Treatment Newport Beach: AA Meetings

At Northbound Treatment, we support organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), which can be extremely beneficial for those in recovery. The 12-Step program was designed to hold individuals accountable for their addictions, amend any wrongdoings associated with their alcoholism, and be proactive about their recovery upon departing the treatment facility.

For many people suffering from alcohol use disorder, AA meetings are an essential component of rehab, especially during and after outpatient treatment. You can find group AA meetings in Newport Beach and throughout Orange County every day of the week, morning, day, and night. Now you can even participate in meetings through video conferencing[3]. To find locations and times for AA meetings in your area, check the Orange County Alcoholics Anonymous website[3].

Northbound Treatment Is Here for You

Northbound Treatment is here to support you through every stage of recovery from alcoholism and substance use. When it comes to getting treatment, there are many challenges and uncertainties at play, and we’d like to provide you with some peace of mind.

We offer affordable, effective care at all levels, and we accept most insurance policies. Not only that, but Northbound is an in-network provider for a majority of health insurance plans in Newport Beach and the surrounding areas. If you need help figuring out your coverage for alcohol treatment, give us a call or fill out our insurance verification form.

Are you or a loved one ready to start substance abuse treatment for alcoholism or binge drinking? Let Northbound help you get sober, live freely, and find happiness. Don’t delay treatment — start the admissions process today.

Paul Alexander is the founder and CEO of Northbound Treatment. He received his Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist training at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA, and was awarded Outstanding Alumni Service Award in 2002. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Law and Society, Summa Cum Laude, from University of California, Irvine, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. He believes wholeheartedly in transformational leadership, organizational health and effective, fully integrated substance use disorder treatment.

Paul Alexander is the founder and CEO of Northbound Treatment. He received his Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist training at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA, and was awarded Outstanding Alumni Service Award in 2002. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Law and Society, Summa Cum Laude, from University of California, Irvine, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. He believes wholeheartedly in transformational leadership, organizational health and effective, fully integrated substance use disorder treatment.

Additional Locations We Serve

Northbound Treatment offers the best rehab centers in California. Our programs and recovery centers have been chosen mindfully and nestled within the Orange County region of Southern California. Each program’s location, as well as its facilities, play a role in delivering our specialized form of addiction treatment that distinguishes Northbound’s continuum of care from other providers.





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