Residential Treatment Center in Orange County

According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), nearly 165 million people in the U.S. above the age of 12 used substances in the past month[1]. Around 140 million of those drank alcohol and 32 million used an illicit drug[1]. The same year, close to 20% of individuals over 12 used an illegal substance in the past year, which was higher than the two years prior[1].

Unfortunately, Orange County and the state of California aren’t exceptions to this public health crisis. In the past couple of decades, the region has seen about a 50% increase in drug- and alcohol-related overdose deaths[2]. An estimated 45% of overdose deaths in California in 2018 involved opioids, with upwards of 2,400 fatalities[3].

For many struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, participating in a residential treatment program is a vital component of successful recovery. Are you or a loved one suffering from substance abuse? If so, we encourage you to consider our fully equipped and integrated residential treatment centers in Orange County, California. Find more information about our facilities and what to expect from alcohol or drug rehab in OC below.

Northbound Residential Treatment Centers in Orange County, CA

Residential (inpatient) treatment is not only effective but also often a critical phase of addiction recovery. The risk of relapse is ever-present, but it can be greatly reduced with proper treatment and behavioral therapy, especially during the first few months of sobriety.

Overcoming an addiction can be overwhelming and uncomfortable. At Northbound Treatment, we realize that being at home can be comforting during this time, but we’ve found that a structured setting free of distractions provides a better chance at success. If you’re looking for a comfortable, modern residential treatment center in Orange County, Northbound is the place to go.

Our drug and alcohol rehab facilities are staffed with experienced and compassionate doctors, clinicians, nurses, and counselors who want you to succeed, and you’ll have solidarity among your sober peers. Plus, the idyllic setting and oceanic views of our Orange County locations can enhance your experience and help you feel calmer during your stay.

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Residential Treatment Centers: What to Expect

The team at Northbound Treatment is committed to making your stay with us as comfortable as possible. From the minute you step through the doors at one of our residential treatment centers in Orange County to your last day of inpatient rehab, you’ll have the support and guidance of a dedicated care team.

On your first day at the treatment facility, you’ll be welcomed by staff who understand the fear, nervousness, and excitement you might be experiencing. After greeting you, one of our intake specialists will give you a tour and begin orientation. They’ll explain our various policies and programs and address any questions or concerns you have to help calm your nerves.

After that, we’ll help you settle into your room. Most likely, you’ll room with one or two other people in one of our dorm-style residences. Next, you’ll meet some of your peers receiving treatment services at our rehab center too, along with your care team.

Your team will assess your current condition, the nature of your alcohol addiction or substance abuse, and your personal goals. They’ll also evaluate your mental health to determine whether you have a co-occurring mental health condition that could result in dual diagnosis.

At this point, your care team will work with you on developing a personalized addiction treatment plan that suits your needs and situation. Then you’ll get a dedicated daily schedule outlining the various therapy sessions, group counseling, and other activities you’ll participate in. Residential treatment is usually at least 28 days, but depending on the severity of a person’s addiction, they might stay at the rehab facility for up to 90 days or sometimes even longer.

Our In Vivo® Approach

At Northbound Treatment, we realize that recovery from substance use is a life-long journey. After completing alcohol or drug rehab, clients must face the realities of life at home, spending time with friends and family, tending to responsibilities, and working a job or going to school. Our In Vivo® approach encompasses our deeply rooted philosophy that individuals are most successful when they learn to navigate and adapt to the world they live in.

The approach to residential treatment was designed to help recovering addicts adjust to “normal” life outside of a rehab center. Though living in a structured, secure setting at first is often key to long-term sober living, clients also need to be able to interact with their communities and function as a member of society. That’s why our residential rehab programs implement activities like group barbecues, surfing at one of the local beaches, and visiting the grocery store.

Our In Vivo® model also works to reacclimate patients with social media, cell phones, cars, and other “real life” dynamics. This helps them become more independent, confident, and ready to return home when the time is right. The idea is to set you up for successful addiction recovery in an environment that’s realistic about the challenges and temptations addicts face in the real world and prepare you to effectively handle various situations. Ultimately, Northbound Treatment’s In Vivo® approach to residential rehab is about embracing community, helping others, finding emotional balance, becoming spiritually fit, and learning to be happy without drugs or alcohol.

Gender-Responsive Residential Rehab Programs

At Northbound Treatment, we offer gender-responsive inpatient treatment at our Orange County facilities. Acknowledging the inherent differences in how addiction and mental health affect men and women, we’ve found that gender-specific rehab leads clients to stay in treatment longer, which results in higher success rates.

Women’s Residential Rehab in Orange County

Our women’s inpatient drug and alcohol treatment programs tailor services to the needs, challenges, and lifestyles of women in Orange County. In a nurturing and encouraging setting, women are guided through various therapies and activities to help them overcome the disorder.

Men’s Residential Rehab in Orange County

Our men’s residential treatment program utilizes a range of evidence-based therapies, interventions, recreational activities, and educational practices. Each component of the program is selected to effectively assist those overcoming substance abuse, allowing them to thrive in recovery.

Inpatient Treatment Programs in OC

Northbound provides a variety of unique treatment programs to help patients reach their personal goals. This includes Collegebound® and Careerbound® programs as part of our Signature Services, as well as music, family, and trauma programs.


Northbound’s Collegebound® program is for clients who want to enroll in school while in recovery. Whether it’s a local college, university, or trade school, we can provide guidance and mentorship throughout the process.


Careerbound® is our work program, and it was created to empower recovering addicts to secure employment and focus on their career aspirations. Northbound’s career counselors can help you look for jobs and navigate the professional world while continuing to make progress in recovery.

Music Program

The music program offered at Northbound Treatment helps patients engage and express themselves through music. This promotes mental and emotional healing while complementing other evidence-based therapies on their treatment plans.

Family Program

Families are often deeply affected by an individual’s substance abuse issues, and they play a vital role in recovery. With our family program, your loved ones will visit with you each month during your stay to reconnect, repair rifts, and learn more about the underlying causes of addiction and mental health disorder.

Trauma Program

Recovering addicts who’ve experienced trauma require an integrated treatment approach, which is where our trauma program comes in. With compassion and understanding, it focuses on identifying and treating psychological trauma alongside addiction.

The Full Continuum of Care

Residential rehab is part of the full continuum of care that we offer here at Northbound Treatment. In most cases, patients transfer to a residential treatment center in Orange County after completing detox. Following inpatient rehab, the next step is outpatient treatment, in which clients continue services while living at home. After completing the outpatient rehab program, many enroll in aftercare services, a less-intensive program designed to reduce the chance of relapse and help individuals adjust to sober living after rehab.

Northbound Treatment’s Commitment to You

At Northbound Treatment, we’re committed to providing high-quality, dedicated care at every level. Not only that, but we want to make residential inpatient treatment in Orange County available to everyone who needs it. We’re an in-network healthcare provider for most insurance plans in the region, and we can help you figure out what types of treatment are covered under your policy. For any remaining out-of-pocket costs, we can work with you on a payment plan that aligns with your unique situation.

It’s our mission to provide drug addicts and alcoholics with the support and guidance they need. At our Orange County treatment facilities, you’ll be able to get sober, see the light at the end of the tunnel, overcome your addiction, and reclaim your life. Call Northbound Treatment at (888) 978-8649 to get started.

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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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