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The Epidemic of Addiction in the Older-adult Community

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The older adult population is growing. By 2030, it is predicted that one-fifth of US population will be 65 or older. In turn, life expectancy has grown to 85 and older. As our population ages and life expectancy increases, the likelihood of experiencing chronic illness during one’s lifetime also increases. Substance use is a major… Read On »

The 12 Step Program as a Backbone for Treatment

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  Time and time again, I encounter men, women, and family members that try to explain to me that they or their loved one has tried a 12 Step program and that it doesn’t work for them. As a firm believer in the 12 Steps, as well as a man in recovery myself, this sort… Read On »

Barriers Women Face in Recovery Process

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A recent study released in the JAMA Psychiatry Journal revealed that women in America have reported a startling increase in alcohol use disorders over the past decade. As research and healthcare professionals grapple with this data, it is important to consider the complex barriers to treatment which women face during the recovery process.   “In… Read On »

Study Reveals 1 in 8 Americans Struggle with Alcohol

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According to a study published this week in JAMA Psychiatry, it is estimated that one out of every eight Americans is struggling with an alcohol use disorder (AUD).   The study – conducted by researchers from the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism, the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Columbia University – tracked drinking… Read On »

Boomer Recovery

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The first treatment program designed specifically to care for the Baby Boomer generation, Hanley Center at Origins opened the Center for Boomer Recovery in 2009. This innovative model is a residential treatment program that understands and utilizes the unique mindset and barriers to recovery that are characteristic of this generation. The Center for Boomer Recovery… Read On »

Brad Sylvain, MPA, CAP – Executive Director of Hanley Center at Origins

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Hosted by veteran Florida broadcaster Russ Morley, ADDICTION TODAY is a talk radio program devoted to exposing the extent and root causes of drug and alcohol addiction in today’s society, the consequences of non-action, and offers practical and results-focused solutions. Guests include counseling and medical professionals, addiction professionals, pharmaceutical representatives, recovering addicts, political leaders, legal… Read On »

DEA Proposes to Reduce Opioid Manufacturing

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is proposing a 20% reduction for controlled substances that may be manufactured for 2018. This proposal includes a reduction of more commonly prescribed opioid painkillers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, oxymorphone, hydromorphone, morphine, codeine, meperidine, and fentanyl. “Opioid medications come with a high risk of substance misuse and dependence,” stated… Read On »

Moving to Step Three | Chad Lentscher

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   The short answer is no. I consistently watch people get twisted around the God idea based on this misunderstanding of the proposition presented in Step Two.   Let’s assume that Step One has been adequately presented. If a newcomer identifies with Step One, we naturally assume that they will buy into the God idea, or really any solution at this point. “Many times… Read On »

Origins Behavioral HealthCare | August 2017

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This month’s newsletter and update from Rick Hubbard, VP of Professional Relations Origins Behavioral HealthCare | August 2017 Origins’ treatment approach unites contemporary addiction medicine and advanced clinical sciences with a profound immersion in the timeless 12-Step experience. Visit Our Website August 1st – 4th: Texas Behavioral Health Institute   The 2017 Institute in Austin,… Read On »

The Addicted Professional Leader

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Addiction is no respecter of status, and it is estimated that approximately 10% of those in corporate leadership currently has a serious dependency issue. Unfortunately, this problem is often overlooked or poorly managed. Business institutions who ignore the crisis of addiction may lose millions of dollars due to lost productivity, poor decision making, and reduced… Read On »