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David Tejeda Rejoins Origins Behavioral HealthCare

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In this spotlight, David Tejeda, M.Ed., LPC, Primary Counselor, discusses his return to Origins as a part of the team at Origins Recovery Centers in South Padre Island, Texas. David is passionate about the solution that frees men from addiction and will serve as a key resource for those hoping to recover. He is eager… 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 »

Bipartisan Opioid Commission Requests Declaration of National Emergency

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President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis issued a preliminary report on Monday requesting that he declare a national emergency to deal with the opioid epidemic. Launched on March 29, the commission boldly recognizes the role that opioids have played in the addiction and opioid crisis. Members of the bipartisan panel… 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 »

Beloved ‘True Blood’ Star Dies from Fatal Alcohol Detox

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Beloved ‘True Blood’ actor, Nelsan Ellis, passed away this week after complications related to alcoholism and drug addiction.    According to a statement released by Ellis’ family – via his longtime manager – the talented actor had been struggling with alcohol and drug misuse for years. They went on to explain that Ellis attempted to… Read On »

Addictive Medication Pulled from Market by Big Pharma

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Following a controversial request from the FDA, Endo Pharmaceuticals has officially withdrawn one of their potent opioid medications, OPANA ER, from the market.    Their decision comes less than a month after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted a formal request to stop drug sales, stating that the benefits of the drug no… Read On »

Staff Spotlight: Terri O’Connor

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Terri O’Connor has been in the field of addiction treatment for over 25 years, beginning in 1990 when she worked with inner-city youth while pursuing her degree and certification in Addictions Counseling. She held various roles such as Intake Manager and Court Advocacy in the non-profit sector, and was also instrumental in developing substance abuse… Read On »

Origins Behavioral HealthCare | July 2017

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  A Letter From Andrew Rothermel, President & CEO of Origins Behavioral HealthCare  Summer is upon us, and we could not be more invigorated by the possibilities for our organization. Since our acquisition by TRT Holdings, Inc., less than two short months ago, it has been our honor to continue to watch Origins’ extraordinary team… Read On »