Day Treatment Program for Addiction in Orange County

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Transitioning out of residential treatment is exciting and invigorating – life’s full potential is at your fingertips and often clients can’t wait to get going! It is important to recognize that risk runs high during this time as newly learned recovery skills are put to the test in the real world. Temptations increase, structure decreases, and the danger of relapse intensifies. Northbound’s day treatment program for addiction and mental health disorders supports clients in building their independence while still benefiting from the support, accountability, and structure of treatment. In a residential treatment program, clients remain at the center 24 hours a day; in Northbound’s day treatment program, clients attend counseling, groups and therapeutic services for a minimum of 12 hours per week, four days per week, and spend the rest of their time building their increasingly independent recovery lifestyle. Our clients further develop their understanding of addiction and apply coping strategies while working through challenges in a safe, supportive environment.

Why Might a Day Treatment for Addiction Program Work for Me or a Loved One?

Northbound assists clients in choosing the right treatment program for their needs. A day treatment program for addiction may be beneficial if you or your loved one has completed a residential treatment program or is ready to implement a sober lifestyle without continuous supervision. Day treatment empowers participants to return home in the evening and utilize new and enhanced skills while tending to other responsibilities and gradually transitioning into a more autonomous, long-term lifestyle. If you are ready to further your independence but are still looking for structured daily support to help you stay focused and work through challenges that arise, Northbound’s day treatment program may be a good fit for you or your loved one.

Am I or a Loved One Eligible for Day Treatment?

In order to be eligible for day treatment, you must be finished with the detox process, live within a reasonable distance from the clinical office, and desire additional support in early recovery. It is also beneficial to have a stable and supportive environment to return to in the evening, whether this is your home, or an approved sober living facility.

What Does Day Treatment Involve?

Day Treatment program participants will work with their clinical team to develop an individualized schedule that fits their needs. This program will include:

  • Minimum of 12 service hours per week
  • Minimum of four days per week of program participation
  • Individual and group therapy and psychoeducation
  • 12 Step engagement
  • Recreational and experiential activities
  • Psychiatric care as needed
  • Ongoing drug testing
  • Optional concurrent participation in Northbound signature services including Collegebound, Careerbound®, LINKS, or the Trauma Program

Creating Your Personal Day Treatment Experience

During day treatment at Northbound, our clients participate in a wide range of groups and activities. These services are aligned with their individual needs and goals. You are encouraged to play an active role in your treatment planning and collaborate with staff and therapists in determining what steps and specific services are right for you. You may want to spend more time in process groups or individual therapy, try particular recreational or community-based activities, or incorporate some of Northbound’s signature services including LINKS, Collegebound, Careerbound® or our Trauma Program to help you reach your highest recovery potential. Your day treatment plan may not look exactly the same as someone else’s, and that’s okay; it is crafted to support your needs in recovery.

If you are looking for a structured and supportive day treatment program to solidify your addiction recovery, contact Northbound today to learn more about our day treatment program.

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.





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