Northbound Treatment Services

4.3 (43 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
3822 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
8663110003 Visit Website
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  • Insurance is Accepted
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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

The main mission at Northbound Treatment Services is to help each and every client lay a solid foundation for long-term recovery. The residential rehab focuses on bringing meaning, purpose and respect to the life of newly sober individuals by utilizing a variety of biological, social, spiritual and psychological interventions. Located in sunny Orange County, Northbound offers clients a safe and serene setting — as well as an outstanding staff-to-client ratio — to guide them to the path of lifelong sobriety.

Northbound Treatment Services Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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I will leave a second review because my first one was viewed and never posted. Boy oh boy. My spouse and I found this place online and were so excited by the phenomenal reviews they had! I experienced...


I found this facility for my spouse prior to his admission. We read so many wonderful reviews online together and were thrilled. Unfortunately, that has not been the case for him or for us. The commun...


My Grandson came to Northbound from another facility. There really are no adequate words to express my overwhelming GRATITUDE and APPRECIATION for Northbound and their AWESOME staff and program. He...


Very disappointed when visiting my loved one in this facility. They do NOT get what is promised on their multiple websites (under different names). The house is in a low income residential area miles ...


Northbound saved my life. I was addicted to drugs for over 16 years. I was transferred to Northbound from Menninger and that's when my journey really began. I was picked up from the airport by David G...


Northbound saved my life. I was addicted to drugs for 16 years. When I was ready to change they helped teach me the coping skills I needed to remain sober. The staff at Northbound goes above and beyon...


I attended Northbound Treatment Center about 5 years ago. I defiantly had a hard time with being committed to the program and staying clean and sober. I came and went out of NB care a few times. NB le...


I had spent little less than a year at Northbound Treatment Services, it was an amazing exsperience. The staff is amazing, the program itself is GREAT, with Incredible insight and knowledge on addicti...


Staff members are all great people and genuinely care. You can tell they take pride in making a difference in people\'s life


I was hopeless and defeated and had no idea how I was going to become sober. Northbound was my first (and last!) treatment center. Before entering, I called and talked to a woman who made me feel comf...


Northbound is one of the many treatment centers Monarch Place Recovery works with. As a sober living owner it is hard to find a solid treatment center that can address all the needs of each client tha...


Northbound offered a very comfortable and compassionate environment for me to start my recovery journey. Special thank you to the... staff! The IOP Program offered a positive way to continue learning...


No other treatment center has worked for me besides Northbound. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable...Trauma Program that is only offered at Northbound has been key to my recovery and o...


Northbound’s clinical team goes above and beyond to help every addict and their family.


Northbound Treatment Services is an excellent, life-changing and life-saving program. Having experienced Northbound firsthand, I can honestly state that their facilities are well-maintained, safe and ...


If you knew me 4 years ago, you would\'ve never thought I would stay sober, let alone create a beautiful life for myself . I came into NTS absolutely destroyed and full of fear . The staff here , driv...


Northbound saved my life. I owe a great debt to this facility. WIthout the help of my treatment team,.... I probably wouldn\'t have made it as far as I have come. They have guided me in the right d...


Northbound has such a unique and caring stance on people who suffer from addiction. One one there most amazing staff members...was outstanding. Her attention to detail in keeping the families informed...


When I stepped onto the plane leaving Texas (the only home that I\'ve ever known), headed for an inpatient treatment program in California, I thought my life was over. I was broken in every sense of t...


You have no idea how much you’ve changed our lives in two months . We came to you a complete and utter mess. Both of us. My son, because he couldn’t figure out why he keep using drugs and couldn...


Northbound Treatment Services was my \"one and done\". A little over three years ago I entered through the doors of a facility that ultimately helped save (and then restart) my life. The dedicated st...


It felt nice checking into a program where the staff not only wants to see you do well, but are actually willing to do whatever it takes with you to get you to that point. Northbound gave me all of th...


Northbound was my last chance I believe I believe i would have had to get sober. My life was spinning out of control due to a crippling heroin addiction and depression. When I got here there didn\'t s...


Northbound is a wonderful program. Working with them and watching the northbound clients grow into new sober young men and women has become an absolute joy in my life. Northbound puts their clients ne...


I was a client in 2012 at northbound treatment services . The experience I had helped me build a foundation and taught me the tools I needed to live life as a sober woman. I have been sober over four...


Both me and my brother went through this treatment center and both of us have multiple years of sobierty and we are both in our early 20\'s. Best Treatment center in Orange County.


Patient Care Knowledge of Addiction/Alcoholism Structure. IOP is not facilitated properly. If you are looking for long term treatment, then Northbound would be an ideal option. Their goal is to hel...


The faith based program was the key for me. Their groups could be better It was good the pastor and director and case managers were very well trained and deeply care forn their clients.


Strengths: Marketing, The clinical staff (excluding leaders) cared about the clients. Not supportive to their team. Did not instill safety or appreciate the team members.


Staff qualified. However, lacking of recreation and holistic health alternatives People at Northbound are solid. Too much AA and not enough alternative health and recreation opportunities.


Nice grounds, good neighborhood. My son attended and was happy with his experience.


Our son was treated at Northbound with great success. He had a dual diagnosis, entering NTS from psychiatric treatment. Our family communication was excellent. We received weekly phone calls from his ...


If you have a loved one you wish to place for treatment run as fast as possible from this place. They will hold your child without communication for 30 days, and then restrict communication severely. ...


I came to Northbound from another 30 day treatment center. I intended to join their Academy Program, now entitled the College Program, get a reintroduction into school, maybe a few life skills, and t...


Great Place to get sober


My experience with Northbound was life changing. I had the opportunity to learn how to have fun sober with other people my age. I spent over a year in their program. I learned so much about myself thr...


I came to Northbound with a long history of failed attempts at different treatment centers. Some of the places that I went were highly recommended by therapists and other professionals that I had bee...


We looked at a lot of treatment facilities before deciding on Northbound. We were concerned about choosing the wrong facility that would end up having a negative effect on our child and waste a lot of...


The director of the program .. Well because of him .. Our son is alive ... he has gone above & beyond the call of duty to save our son's life ... My word I don't know what I would have done with out h...


Northbound saved my life. After twenty-five years of doing drugs, they gave me the opportunity to start a new life. They provided a positive place to stay and grow.


Extremely supportive environment and excellent atmosphere. Most clients return to work at this facility because of the transformation they experience here. You set your goals and accomplish them w...


I spent 3 months in the inpatient program followed by 3 months of their intensive outpatient program. Rehab is not meant to be a vacation but the Northbound staff is very accommodating. Much like othe...

Areas of Focus

Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.

Residential Treatment

Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

Key Staff Members
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    Michael Neatherton - President; CEO

    Mike Neatherton is an industry leader with a career spanning more than 30 years. When Mike joined Northbound he immediately began to transform the corporate culture by building on the transformational leadership principles of transparency, authenticity, and collaboration. Mike believes that successful leadership requires not only vision, but the ability to gain the agreement and commitment of all of the other people in the organization. As President and CEO of Northbound, Mike’s passion for treatment is founded upon the belief that all individuals can recover. Mike maintains a solid 12-Step program as the foundation for treatment at Northbound, informing all aspects of treatment, and serving as the core philosophy for the organization. Mike embraces the challenge of providing superior treatment services to the entire family system impacted by drug addiction, alcoholism, and mental illness. He cites his strong spiritual values and the ability to find balance in his personal life as the keys to his professional success. Prior to Northbound, Mike served in various executive positions at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage California, where he worked for more than 20 years. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and a master’s degree from Indiana State University in Terra Haute, Indiana. He is a member of both the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American College of Addiction Treatment Administrators. Mike and his wife, Maria, have 3 daughters, and they reside in Newport Beach, California.

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    Paul Alexander - Executive Vice President; COO

    Paul Alexander has been a crucial leader in the development of Northbound, helping to bring to the forefront the center’s strengths. Paul relies on his experience in the leadership of many treatment facilities over the years, especially implementing and running numerous education-based treatment programs. He served as the co-creator and program director of the first treatment program coupling higher education and treatment. With this experience, Paul designed the Sober Academy College Program at Northbound, now the Northbound Academy, which is widely considered the best program of its kind. Paul cites the consistency and spiritual values of Northbound as its strengths, and he sees his contribution as rearticulating these fundamentals. Paul received his Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist training at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California, and was awarded Outstanding Alumni Service Award in 2002. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Law and Society, summa cum laude, from the School of Social Ecology at University of California, Irvine. While at UCI, Paul co-authored an honors research thesis: An Evaluation of Addiction Treatment Coupled with Higher Education, which he presented at the 2004 University of California Research Symposium. Paul recently received his Juris Doctorate degree at Loyola Law School of Los Angeles.