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Current Addiction Trends

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When the pandemic began in early 2020, its potential impact on substance use disorders was already on the minds of many people. Now halfway through 2021, the trends emerging in SUDs is giving us a clearer picture of how the Covid era is creating a greater need for treatment. Today, let’s look at some current… Read On »

Surrendering to God in a Ditch with Rick Hubbard

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In this episode, we are talking with Rick Hubbard. Rick is the Executive Vice President of Professional Relations at Origins.    Rick shares about his journey from the commercial banking industry to being the Executive Vice President of Professional Relations. He shares his struggles with alcohol and drugs and finally surrendering to God.  He shares… Read On »

What Are Addiction Withdrawal Symptoms?

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People planning to quit using drugs or alcohol may think of withdrawal in terms of time and type of symptoms. The time element is about how quickly symptoms will begin appearing and how long they will last. Becoming aware of the type of symptoms is really about understanding the potential severity of each one. Today,… Read On »

Is Addiction a Disease? Understanding the Roots of Substance Use

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If someone asked you to name the first few diseases you can think of, you’d probably mention the most familiar ones. Heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s may be on your shortlist. If given a second chance to add more types, would addiction even come to mind? If not, it’s a good starting point for a… Read On »

Is Alcohol a Depressant?

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The term “depressant” can be confusing for some people. The word’s similarity to “depression” may be to blame a bit. But, when we refer to kinds of depressants, it’s about the substances’ effect on the body. Today, we’ll talk about the common kind of depressants, alcohol, and what makes this type of substance unhealthy. Alcohol… Read On »

Staff Spotlight – Fran Marcone

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Fran Marcone – Regional Vice President Professional Relations Fran Marcone is originally from Pittsburgh but has called West Palm Beach home for 20 years. After previously serving as Director of Marketing and Special Events for Hanley Center and Hanley Foundation from 2013 to 2015, she returned to the Origins family as a Professional Relations Officer… Read On »

Navigating Anxiety in Recovery

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According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults. Anxiety can be described as an intense, excessive, and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Many people can experience anxiety in stressful situations, such as public speaking or a job… Read On »

The Greatest Victory

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By Meghan Brooks, Director of Admissions Agreeing to admission for treatment should never be viewed as a failure. Alcoholics and addicts are often referred to as “individuals whose self-will has run riot.” Wanting to be able to “handle it” or “pull ourselves out of it,” we will inevitably do nothing more than exacerbate the consequences… Read On »

Is Addiction a Mental Illness?

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The relationship of substance use disorders and mental health is important to understand in every person who needs treatment. But, can addiction itself be considered a mental health disorder? Today, let’s talk about how these two disorders come together and how a problem with substance use is different from other mental health concerns. Is Addiction… Read On »

Is Telehealth Addiction Recovery Here to Stay?

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In the past year, we’ve seen much more attention put on virtual health services to keep patients and medical staff safer. Treatment for substance use is part of those essential services. With the post-Covid era coming thanks to vaccines, you may be wondering if Telehealth addiction recovery options are here to stay. Today, let’s talk… Read On »