Transitional Living Programs for Addiction Recovery in Orange County


Reintegrating into society after completing addiction treatment can be challenging. Excitement for the road ahead is tempered with natural anxieties. You may even be wondering how successful your sobriety journey will be once you’ve returned to your normal life. There are many unknowns. New strategies, routines, and relationships are still settling into place. Early recovery is a critical stage with an unfortunately high risk for relapse as newly developed coping skills are put to the test.

Northbound supports clients in learning how to navigate life after treatment through transitional living in Orange County and beyond. Through these programs, our clients engage in education, therapy, life skills training, support groups, drug and alcohol testing, and more to continue building a solid foundation for their improved lifestyle.

Life After Addiction Rehab – How Transitional Programs Work

The transitional living programs Orange County residents rely on help to bridge the gap between treatment and a stable life in recovery. They give clients the guidance and support they need to get back on their feet and cope with real-world challenges in a safe, healthy way. In transitional living programs, clients build confidence and focusing on building a comprehensive, fulfilling recovery lifestyle.

Northbound’s Transitional Living options include our Collegebound and Careerbound® programs as well as Sober Living placement assistance, all of which can be participated in along with any of our outpatient programs. Specialty clinical offerings distinguish each program, along with continued foundational services including therapy and psychiatric services, drug and alcohol testing, and 12-Step immersion. Our clients are empowered to make healthy decisions and set themselves up for success. They receive the support they need to rebuild their lives and continue with the progress they made during treatment.

Collegebound: Addiction Rehab for Young Adults

Northbound’s Collegebound program, supports those interested in pursuing their education while developing a thriving lifestyle of recovery. Whether the individual needs to complete high school, obtain a GED, or is interested in taking courses at local colleges, universities or trade schools, our Collegebound Program is here to help. Clients who choose to participate in this signature service receive educational coaching and ongoing support, tutoring, supervised study time, assistance applying for school, course selection mentoring, and help interpreting transcripts and logistical issues with previous learning institutions. Residential clients also receive transportation services to and from class.

Careerbound®: Addiction Recovery Program

Whether you are re-engaging with an established career or looking for a new job, Northbound’s Careerbound® Program can help you make employment a healthy part of your recovery lifestyle. Our staff assists with job placement, work skills development, stress management, and more while supporting clients in balancing their career, personal life, and recovery efforts. Clients continue to participate in therapy, process groups, and 12-Step meetings.

Sober Living

Another transitional living service provided by Northbound is assistance with finding a quality sober living home that meets our client’s needs. Sober living facilities are drug- and alcohol-free and allow our clients to get a fresh start in a safe environment as they rebuild their lives. These homes help our clients establish structure, routine, and healthy habits as they become part of a thriving recovery community.

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.