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What Is Spiritual Care?

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Spiritual care is a coin with many sides. On one side, spiritual care is something that everyone can do. It is happening any time one human being is sharing the struggles of life with another. Spiritual care happens when a grieving widow is held by a friend; when a teacher helps a student learn to… Read On »

Sharing My Scars | Alum Testimonial

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Alumni Testimonial by Joey W., Origins Recovery Centers “Yeah, I got a scar I can talk about”, is a line in a song that has had a special place in my heart since I took my last drink on July 21, 2016. Three weeks after I had left Origins, I was at a concert in the… Read On »

10 Powerful Quotes from Sober Celebrities

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September is National Recovery Month, a nationwide observance dedicated to raising awareness about substance use disorders. It is also a visible time in which we recognize those who have recovered and challenge the social stigma associated with addiction. In celebration as this month draws to a close, our team has collected a few quotes from sober celebrities who continue to publicly sharing their experience with… Read On »

Alumni Newsletter | September 2017

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Alumni Newsletter | September 2017 The Opportunity to Include the Newcomer Chris Raymer, VP of Recovery Services   “Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” ~Jane Howard   In 1935, a newly sober alcoholic named Bill… Read On »

Training Your Brain with the BAUD

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Dr. Frank Lawlis, Ph.D. – Director of Psychological and Neurological Plasticity Programs As more people have read about Psychoneuroplasticity (PNP) (Lawlis with Martinez, Psychoneuroplastricity Protocols in Addictions), there has been a growing interest in the device called the BioAccoustical Utilization Device (BAUD). A brief understanding needs to come about to understand how this instrument works… Read On »

How to Detox from Alcohol

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Alcohol detox always requires professional supervision as the side effects may be life threatening. Dangerous symptoms of withdrawal occur when alcohol is stopped and can present in people who have only been drinking for a short term or for many years. Other drugs increase this danger. Medical detox is imperative to ensuring safety. When a… Read On »

The Opioid Epidemic: A Generation Lost from the Workforce

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New research suggests that the opioid epidemic is not only a public health crisis but an economic crisis as well. A recently published paper by Alan Krueger, Professor of Economics at Princeton University, suggests that the widespread use of opioid painkillers may be linked to declining workforce participation among American men aged 24 -54. His… Read On »

Music, Wellness and Sleep

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“OK, I will have 8 hours of sleep if I can fall asleep in 10 minutes. Should I get groceries this weekend? I wonder how I did on that test. Work will be so busy tomorrow! 6 hours if I can just get some shut-eye. Maybe I should watch a movie. I need to flip… Read On »

Recovery for Baby Boomers

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

Are You Enabling Addiction?

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Enabling involves doing for others what they can and need to do for themselves. The concept of enabling sounds straight forward, yet it’s often incredibly hard to distinguish between helping, supporting, and enabling. Enabling refers to allowing the alcoholic or addict to avoid the consequences of their behavior. People suffering from addiction or alcoholism often… Read On »