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Stigma & Addiction

Dr. John Dyben, DHSc, MCAP, CMHP | Chief Clinical Officer Toward Building a Healthier Environment for those with Substance Use Issues My daughter was around five years old when she asked me what “epidemiology” was. In true Dyben family form, I wrote a song to explain at least part of it. The song is called “The Epidemiological Triad Theme Song.” Today everyone in my family can sing it. If you meet me and ask, I’ll be happy to sing it

What Does Recovery Mean? Definition and Journey

We use the term “recovery” regularly. It’s even in our name. But, not everyone may understand what recovery means and what it involves. Today, we’ll help you understand how we define recovery from addiction and share some insight on the journey of addiction recovery from the Origins perspective. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Commission known as SAMHSA defines recovery as “a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to

Expert Advice on How to Help Someone with Addiction

Knowing how to help someone with addiction doesn’t come easily. There’s no one path to recovery. But, you can find ways to begin a conversation about the harm caused by doing drugs or drinking. Today, let’s discuss a helpful approach to the subject—along with some important things to avoid. Talking to someone with a substance addiction can feel challenging. Learning how to help someone with a drug addiction can begin with the kind of research you’re doing right now. Part

Current Addiction Trends

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 addiction trends and what to look for in family and friends who may have developed an addiction since you last saw them. Current addiction trends

What Are Addiction Withdrawal Symptoms?

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, we’re going to look at some of the common withdrawal symptoms for drug and alcohol use. Also, we’ll share some guidance on why getting professional

Kim Garrett, LCSW, LCDC, CCISM, MBA, Selected as Executive…

We are pleased to announce that Kim Garrett, LCSW, LCDC, CCISM, MBA, has been selected as the new Executive Director of Origins Behavioral HealthCare’s programs in South Padre Island, Texas. As a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Kim brings to the task nearly 30 years of mental and behavioral health experience. She will be exclusively responsible for the development, administration, and management of the clinical programs and staff of both Origins Recovery Center and Hannah’s House.  “We are excited to

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