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The Search For Freedom | Testimonial

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My name is Amber W. and I am a recovered alcoholic. I did not ever think I would be able to say that. Before Origins, My life was full of misery and hopelessness. I could not stop drinking and using drugs; I could not manage my life; my relationships were non-existent. I had already been… Read On »

Origins Welcomes South Padre’s New Psychologist, Dr. Marsha Sargeant

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We are pleased to announce the arrival of clinical psychologist, Dr. Marsha Sargeant. Dr. Sargeant will be overseeing Texas’ arm of our innovative new health psychology department, Origins Center for Brain Recovery (CBR). Dr. Sargeant is a licensed psychologist who has served in private practice providing psychological assessment, testing, and patient-centered, evidence-based psychotherapy for adults… Read On »

Comorbidity in Older Adults

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Dr. John Dyben, DHSc, MCAP, CMHP | Chief Clinical Officer He was 66 when the accident happened. A successful trial attorney, Jack was in good overall health and he loved spending most of his non-working time with his family, especially his 10-year-old grandson, Alex.  Jack had always been a social drinker but never really had… Read On »

Leaving Early – The Unfortunate Downside

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Alcoholism and addiction knows no cultural, demographic or financial boundaries. Which is why when anyone of celebrity status checks into a facility, it makes the news. It’s a reminder of our collective vulnerability to this illness. Just last week professional skateboarder and Jackass star Bam Margera checked himself out of alcohol and drug treatment 10… Read On »

What is Spirituality?

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Dr. John Dyben, DHSc, MCAP, CMHP | Chief Clinical Officer When I would ask that question ten years ago, most people would respond by describing religion. Today, my experience is that there is a more common perception that spirituality and religion are two different things.  However, when I ask people now to describe the difference… Read On »

Meet the Newest Members of Our Professional Relations Team

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We are pleased to announce the newest members of our Professional Relations team, William McHale and Jonathan Benz. Meet our newest additions below. Welcome to Origins, William and Jonathan! William “Bill” McHale is a native of Miami, Florida. For the past 20 years, Bill has assisted many of those facing drug charges in the Miami… Read On »

We May Have Found the Pathway for Alcoholism

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Alcoholism is a curious phenomenon. In the US, about 70 percent of people drink at least occasionally, more than half have had a drink in the past month, and more than a quarter have engaged in binge drinking in the past month. Despite drinking being so common, only about 10 to 15 percent will develop… Read On »

Why Spring Cleaning is Good for Your Mental Health

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With the weather getting nicer, it’s a good time to consider giving your house a thorough cleaning. This may be the last thing you feel like doing, especially if you’re feeling depressed or preoccupied with other things. In fact, studies have shown that there is a strong correlation between feeling depressed and having a messy… Read On »

Parental Toxic Enabling of Adult Children

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Stephen R. Honaker, LMHC, QS, Family Counselor, Headwaters at Origins I was recently speaking with a former patient, who is a first-time father to a nine-month-old daughter, about the strength of parental love. As the conversation progressed, I described to him in some detail the birth of my daughter (who is now thirteen years old)… Read On »

Do You Know the Signs of Alcohol Poisoning?

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Every year, about 2200 Americans die from alcohol poisoning, which averages out to about six people every day. While fatal cases of alcohol poisoning are typically associated with frat parties, it is far more common among middle-aged adults. Roughly 76 percent of people who die from alcohol poisoning are between the ages of 35 and… Read On »