Addiction Treatment & Recovery Services

Addiction Treatment & Recovery Services

Addiction support refers to the phase of treatment that follows discharge when the person no longer requires the intensity of primary treatment. During this phase, the patient learns different substance abuse relapse prevention techniques to help them achieve long-term recovery. At Northbound Treatment Services®, our professionally-designed discharge plan helps those in recovery continue to reorient their behavior to the ongoing reality of a sober lifestyle. Our Addiction Support Orange County Program is designed to allow participants to increase their independence or review their progress in overcoming drug addiction. Recovery Support Services treatment gives people the flexibility and support to determine whether they’re ready to move forward in sobriety or whether they may need to return to a higher level of care.

Why Addiction Support Services Are Important 

One of the most critical points in the addiction support phase of treatment is what is called discharge planning. Because our goal at Northbound Treatment is to ensure continued success and sobriety, the recovery process does not end with the completion of our program. Addiction support, even after treatment, is the key to a lasting change. After all, treatment is just the beginning of a lifelong process of growth and discovery that should touch every area of your life when it has been affected by addiction and the underlying issues of mental health disorders. Our discharge planning consultation recognizes that extended care is often necessary for the lifelong recovery people who come to us are seeking.

In order to create a network of support that will lead to long-term sobriety, Northbound connects every participant with appropriate addiction recovery resources. Research has shown conclusively that individuals who choose to continue with counseling and addiction recovery support groups following a treatment program are more likely to maintain their sobriety. Speaking with one of our counselors helps people undergoing treatment by providing a sense of connection and combats feelings of loneliness that can trigger a relapse. Individuals enrolled in our Addiction Support Services Programs also have the option to take classes through our Collegebound® Program or finding jobs and working with our Careerbound® Program; these programs help those who are maintaining a sober lifestyle to keep busy, avoid temptation, enhance productivity, and obtain a proper life balance. In addition, addiction support rehabilitation within the family is a crucial part of the process, and Northbound remains an advocate for families by directing them to helpful resources and providing family therapy in order to fortify a healthy family unit.

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4+ Months

While your commitment within the Addiction Support Services phase of treatment can be as little as thirty minutes, our recommendation is an enrollment of four months. When added to our recommended lengths of stay for Residential Treatment (four months) and Outpatient (five months), this brings you to your one year of continuous sobriety. While every individual’s journey is unique, we are here to ensure your lasting recovery, and our admissions specialists will help carve out the path of treatment at Northbound that is best for your recovery. 

What Makes Northbound’s Addiction Support Services Different from Other Rehab Centers? 

Our Substance Abuse Services are special because someone who is living a full life in recovery continues to work with a Northbound Recovery Support Specialist to focus on goals and what the next steps are in recovery on your path to being spiritually fit, emotionally balanced, happy, joyous and free.  It’s really a great way to stay accountable, connected, and focused.

With a comprehensive continuum of care from Detox through our Addiction Support Services, participating in treatment at Northbound provides support wherever it is needed. Our Recovery Support Orange County location offers evidence-based therapies and modalities in gender-responsive settings to empower participants to understand addiction and mental health issues, explore how their lives have been impacted, make positive changes, adopt healthier routines, and develop a thriving lifestyle of recovery. Treatment is fully integrated to address the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual effects of substance use and mental health disorders. Our addiction treatment services go one step further compared to a traditional rehab center and give patients supportive care as they transition back to normal life.

The Different Types of Drug Rehab Addiction Support

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Outpatient Meetings

The most common type of Addiction Support Services Program has seen in the 12-Step meetings that clients attend on a daily or weekly basis. At Northbound’s central offices, the individuals who remain in the Newport Beach area often attend meetings with the same professionals they first met in treatment. Clients are not required to complete their Addiction Support Services Program at our main facility—after all, these meetings may occur anywhere in the world. The purpose is to provide the recovering addict with a support structure and executable tasks that must be achieved on a regular basis. The regular tasks help rebuild the sense of responsibility that the client may have lost during his or her addiction.

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Sober Living Houses

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.

Relapse: Failure or an Opportunity for a Stronger Recovery?

At Northbound Treatment Services®, we recognize that relapse can be a useful tool in a client’s recovery process. We do everything we can to prevent relapse, but when it does occur, we quickly use the experience to help redirect the client and put him or her back on the road to recovery.

Recovery Programs focusing on relapse make use of powerful experiences that can help keep a client mindful of the reasons they quit drugs or alcohol in the first place. All parts of the Addiction Support Treatment Services Program offer opportunities for the client to practice the skills they acquired during treatment in order to maintain sobriety and begin to rebuild every area of his or her life.

The Full Continuum of Care at Northbound


The first step toward developing a lifestyle of recovery is becoming substance-free. Northbound Recovery Program is proud to offer a fully licensed drug and alcohol detoxification center, which provides a safe, supervised environment where clients can achieve abstinence, overcome the symptoms of withdrawal, and begin the healing process.

Residential Treatment

Our gender-responsive Residential Programs are a safe, comfortable place where your clinical support team customizes your treatment plan, and helps you reach a new, hopeful place in your recovery, and your life.


The term “outpatient” means that you are no longer living in the building. Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) requires at least 12 hours a week at our IOP treatment center, while our Outpatient Treatment requires less of a time commitment but is no less important to the recovery process. Through Outpatient Programs we see great increases in the likelihood of sustained recovery.

Addiction Support Services

Northbound Treatment’s Addiction Support Services allows those who have graduated from our Inpatient and Outpatient Programs to adjust to the realities of living a sober life. You are held accountable to your sobriety while increasing your independence and getting back to your family, friends, and those people whom you care for.

Article Reviewed by Paul Alexander

Paul AlexanderPaul 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.