Thank you, kindly, for visiting this section of the website dedicated to those referring professionals seeking more information about our alcohol and drug treatment center – or “recovery center” as we prefer to call it.
Most hopefully the information below we have presented in FAQ (“frequently asked questions”) form will provide you with some of the answers you seek, but if not please feel free to call 1-888-U-GET-WELL during regular business hours so that we can better assist you. There is also a form-mailer below in the event you prefer to make initial contact via email.
Please note that the initial part of this section is designed to cater to the busy referring professional who just wants quick answers. We’ve listed the top 5 questions we generally receive from providers looking to refer to a drug and alcohol treatment center and answered them briefly. The questions thereafter are answered in a more comprehensive manner.
Please always feel free to provide us with any feedback on how we can better cater to our prospective referents, as we are very aware that much of the success we have enjoyed in combating the pandemic of addiction is due to the wonderful reciprocity we enjoy with a robust network of tireless and dedicated providers like yourself; we wish to foster cooperation and collaboration and we welcome any and all input you might be willing to provide us.
TOP 5 QUESTIONS RECEIVED FROM REFERRING PROFESSIONALS:
1) Will I be given an email or call letting me know when my client arrived safely?
Yes, provided we have the necessary release forms signed by the patient.
2) Will I receive weekly emails or calls from the primary therapist updating me on treatment plan objectives and updates?
Yes, provided we have the necessary release forms signed by the patient. If you’d care to participate within the formation of their treatment plan, you may do so but that remains solely up to you.
3) Will I be sent a discharge summary and aftercare plan at the time of discharge?
Yes, provided we have the necessary release forms signed by the patient.
4) Will Origins send my client back to me?
Yes, absolutely. In other words, we only take the best interests of our client into consideration when creating discharge plans.
5) Will I be involved by Origins if the client becomes “difficult” in treatment or threatens to leave treatment?
That remains entirely up to you. We certainly can exclude or include you, based upon your preference, and in the case of the latter, provided we have the necessary release forms.
If after reading this section you still have questions, then we encourage you to continue reading below, especially the section entitled, “May I continue to participate within my patient’s treatment plan?” if the nature of your inquiry is related to your desire, or lack of desire, to be involved within your patient’s treatment plan while at Origins Recovery Center.
What is the emphasis of your drug and alcohol treatment program? Are you more clinically or spiritually inclined?
As we see it, the great failing of many to most other drug and alcohol treatment centers is in self-designating as one or the other and failing to recognize that there are immense benefits within both aspects of treatment; in focusing too much in either area, to the detriment of the other.
As you are probably well aware, within the substance abuse treatment industry there exists a great divide between the two schools of thought and, as best as we can tell, this is merely just due to the fact that people generally seem to like to take sides and have opponents. We have absolutely no interest within such politics. Our goal is to take the best of both worlds in order to help a person recover from drug and alcohol addiction. We are always open to suggestions of additional, complimentary forms of treatment we might provide to those still suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.
We believe that both a clinical and spiritual aspect much be present with the treatment equation in order for our clients to receive the maximal therapeutic benefit from their time on our campuses.
We have no particular religious affiliation and we welcome both the ardent church-goer and the atheist/agnostic with equal tenacity. We are all brothers and sisters when united against drug and alcohol addiction.
Quite simply, we are experts in leveraging the benefits of both clinical and spiritual recovery to the end of engendering the greatest possible likelihood of long-term sobriety for our clientele. We have a strong basis within the traditions of 12-step recovery while providing access to exceptional, evidenced-based clinical and pharmacological modalities. Our clients receive intensive exposure to 12-step principles while under comprehensive medical oversight by highly trained professionals.
We are fully licensed as a residential substance abuse treatment facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The dedication of our staff comes from both the culture of family we create among ourselves (“happiness is mandatory”), as well as our strong emphasis upon employing those who are in recovery themselves as we believe those who truly believe, and have seen within their own lives that recovery is possible are the ones best poised to help treat our clients.
Do you offer treatment for the dually diagnosed?
Yes. Our staff is fully licensed and trained to treat co-occurring pathology. We have extensive experience and specialized competency to treat those addicts and alcoholics also suffering from sexual, thought and mood disorders, PTSD, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder to name a few.
All clients of Origins Recovery Centers undergo extensive psychological testing, including but not necessarily limited to the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI), Minnesota Multhiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI2), Milan Multiaxial Clinical Inventory (MMCI2), and the PsychEval Personality Questionnaire (PEPQ). Additional, more rigorous testing may be necessary and is made available to Origins clientèle when indicated.
Our staff includes licensed chemical dependency counselors, psychotherapists, two psychologists (a PhD and a Psy.D), an addiction medicine specialist (MD) and a Psychiatrist (MD). Under the expertise of these individuals, Origins will craft and individualize a plan of care for the dually-diagnosed that is fully integrated within their recovery curriculum so that all co-occurring disorders are treated concomitant with their chemical dependency.
Our staff is trained to identify any of our clients whose co-occurring disorders may require more intensive, hospital-based oversight and we work closely with a nearby inpatient behavioral health center in order to stabilize and treat such individuals whose mental health status requires an initial hospital stay
Our observation is that often while in active addiction our clients will present with a whole host of various diagnoses which we will treat accordingly as needed. However, quite often, once a period of sustained sobriety has been achieved in tandem with both therapeutic and psycho-pharmacological intervention, many dually diagnosed addicts and alcoholics experience a fortunate lessening to event abatement of the co-occurring morbidities.
Untreated alcoholism and drug addiction can often manifest itself in very disturbing symptoms and it is not until the addict/alcoholic has experienced a period of sustained sobriety that it can be truly known whether or not such additional diagnoses are naturally present within the individual or actually just alcohol and drug induced. In the event of the former, we are ready willing and able to provide all necessary medical oversight; often, however, we find our clients reside within the category of the latter.
May I continue to participate within my patient’s treatment plan?
Whether or not you do, and to what extent you do, remains completely up to you.
We are open to a complete transfer of care, however if you would like to remain firmly involved within the care of the individual you refer to us, we are very open to that and will do everything to foster just such cooperation. While of course we will need a full release signed by our client in order to speak with you regarding them, assuming we have that, it is entirely your call as to the degree to which you participate within your patient’s treatment planning while they are at Origins’ drug and alcohol treatment center.
On the other side of the matter…We do recognize that for most providers addicts and alcoholics can be an enormous clinical challenge and they can often exhaust you professionally and emotionally. It is not uncommon for addicts and alcoholics to seek mental health care in the form of psycho-pharmacology, psychotherapy or CBT for anxiety, depression, insomnia, etc., and they conveniently omit the degree to which they are abusing mood altering substances (often the primary and only reason for their issues) which only becomes evident well down the road after the mental health provider is perplexed as to why such traditionally effective forms of treatment have failed the individual. This will often leave the provider with very little willingness to continue to treat the patient. If you have found yourself in just such a situation… it’s Ok. We’ll gladly take it from here. You determine the extent to which you continue to participate within the care of the person you refer to us, but know that they are receiving the utmost in competent, qualified and compassionate care.
The individual I am looking to refer has ________ health insurance? Is Origins able to work with various insurance carriers?
We participate with a number of third-party payers on both an in-network and out-of-network basis. The list of plans we participate with seems to expand almost daily as we are always in pursuit of new contracts.
Unfortunately, many of our prospective, insured clients have plans with no allowance for drug and alcohol treatment as payers often do not see the necessity of making chemical dependency treatment available to their subscribers despite the fact that the addict or alcoholic safely in recovery consumes an infinitesimally smaller amount of overall healthcare resources than one in active addiction.
During an admission call we will collect the information necessary to verify your patient’s health benefits and to what extent they will cover our treatment services. We pre-authorize care and will make them and their family aware of any out of pocket expenses that they will incur (if any). We work with individuals on a case-by-case basis to minimize their out of pocket expense.
For those patients without health benefits or those whose benefits will only cover a portion of treatment, we offer a number of financing options.
At any given time, on our campuses we have a number of clients on partial or full scholarship as we believe that not only those who can afford it are entitled to a recovery curriculum like ours. Clients accepted in such a capacity will often need to display an exceptional degree of willingness and be eager to want to recover from their addiction in order for them to be candidates for a subsidized stay with us.
How long is your program?
This is going to vary by individual, with the minimum time spent with us being 35 days, though our average and recommended length of stay is 90 days.
Long-term sobriety seems to be intimately tied to length of stay, which is why we prefer to have our clients stay for the full 90 days, though we recognize that in some cases this will just not be possible due to a whole host of reasons. However, in other cases, such as that of the chronically relapsing patient, we often encourage an even longer time in our programs.
Quite often, the total amount of time spent under the aegis of our care will take the form of a mix of inpatient treatment, treatment step-down program, (“transitions program”) and supervised living within our system of sober houses. From there, we offer an extended monitoring and accountability program (MAAP) for when they return home which can continue thereafter for as long as both the patient and our staff perceive there to be therapeutic benefit for such supervision.