Northbound Tackles Ethics, 12 Steps at C.O.R.E. Conference.

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Northbound executives will delve into ethical dilemmas and perspectives in addiction treatment as well as the efficacy of 12 step programs at the CORE Conference.

Northbound Tackles Ethics, 12 Steps at C.O.R.E. Conference.
At Northbound, we are passionate about sharing our insight and expertise in addiction recovery, discussing the importance of organizational health and culture as a means to improve treatment.

Organizational health and the principles of the 12 steps are key components of Northbound’s success in the field of addiction treatment, and the organization is passionate about sharing its insight and expertise with others in the industry. Effective leadership and communication are essential in driving culture and results in recovery. Northbound is excited to participate in the upcoming Clinical Overview of the Recovery Experience (C.O.R.E.) Conference and discuss issues related to ethics in treatment and recovery as well as the use of 12 step programs as a clinical tool.

On Monday, July 10, Northbound’s CEO Mike Neatherton and Special Projects Advisor Mike Early will be joined by Chico West from Gaston House in Dallas, Texas, to discuss “Ethical and Therapeutic Dilemmas and Pitfalls over the past 70 Years in Treating Addiction.” The trio will explore the need to break the chain of history repeating itself in regard to medication assistance treatment and emphasize the value of the 12-steps as a medication for success. In addition, Mike Neatherton will discuss the relationship of a healthy culture on treatment outcomes, and the necessity of creating an organizational climate that provides the best opportunity for clients to acquire a sense of motivation for change. "I'm excited to have the opportunity to share Northbound's experience regarding culture, values, and outcomes, and the importance of examining the outcomes issues from a different perspective," states Mike Neatherton.

Later on Monday, Northbound president/COO and Founder Paul Alexander will partake in a roundtable discussion titled “Ethics Perspectives in Addiction Treatment.” He will be joined by Bobby Ferguson from Jaywalker Lodge in Carbondale, Colorado, and Sherri Layton from La Hacienda Treatment Center in Hunt, Texas. The panelists will delve into ethical concerns in how addiction treatment is marketed, and subsequently, how treatment centers connect with potential clients and their families. The team will look at how treatment providers can remain ethical in an evolving and dynamic environment."There is not a more important topic in our industry than ethics, and I'm honored to join Bobby and Sherri in reviewing both ethical challenges and opportunities," says, Paul Alexander.

Northbound is honored to have the opportunity to partner with other leading treatment providers at the CORE Conference and provide education and insight to recovery professionals. Ongoing training and education are essential for running an effective treatment center and supporting the needs of those struggling with addiction.

The CORE Conference will be held July 10-13, 2016 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Florida. Northbound encourages interested individuals to attend these presentations on Monday and enhance their understanding of ethics and the 12 steps in treatment and recovery.


Northbound is an accredited addiction treatment center located in Orange County, Calif. and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and is a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP). Treatment programs cover the full spectrum of care from detox and residential treatment to outpatient programs and support services. The facility provides treatment for substance use and mental health disorders to support clients in achieving long-term recovery and establishing a healthier lifestyle. A variety of individual and group therapies are implemented and include evidence-based therapies, holistic approaches, and gender responsive models. Northbound takes an individualized approach to care that allows clients to make the most of their recovery and overcome the challenges they face in a safe, supportive environment.

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