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Alcohol-related Deaths

A study by The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) covering alcohol-related deaths from 2015-2019 shows it’s the cause of one in five deaths among adults ages 20-49. In addition, the study’s findings show that one in eight deaths among adults 20-64 years old were linked to excessive alcohol use. Frequent binge drinking is one sign of an alcohol use disorder. The CDC estimates that one out of every six adults binge drinks, with a total of four drinks

Restored Path Detox is Now Open in the DFW…

DALLAS METROPLEX– Origins Behavioral HealthCare has opened the doors of its premier medical detox facility for the Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding metro areas. Restored Path Detox began receiving patients on Monday, August 1, 2022. The brand-new facility will provide state-of-the-art, medically monitored detoxification within a safe, nurturing sanctuary for recovery. Dr. Geri Richardson is the Medical Director for Restored Path Detox. Dr. Richardson is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology who has been in

Professional Burnout

Dr. John Dyben, DHSc, MCAP, CMHP | Chief Clinical Officer Let’s call him Kenneth. He was a good therapist and a good person.  He had spent the past ten years helping patients with addiction and mental health problems in a residential treatment center and he was valued by the patients he treated and the team he worked with. And something was changing. Slowly, but perceptibly, he was feeling more and more detached from his work and even from himself. He

Staff Spotlight – Laura Rocco Saldivar

Laura Rocco Saldivar – Community Outreach Director – Rio Grande Valley Laura joined our Origins family in March 2022. She is a marketing and business development leader with more than 25 years of expertise in sales, public speaking, public relations, advertising, strategic planning, and market analysis. Laura completed her Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Past roles include serving as a community liaison for a behavioral health company and a physician relationship manager for a large

Is Ecstasy Addictive?

Ecstasy is one of many party drugs your teen or college-age child may be exposed to on occasion. You may discover your son or daughter has even tried ecstasy more than once. How has it affected them and is it addictive may be two of the first questions you have at that point. We’ll answer those questions below, share some warning signs of heavy ecstasy use, and introduce some treatment options. Ecstasy is one name for a psychoactive drug that


DALLAS, TEXAS (November 30, 2021) – Origins Behavioral HealthCare announces the release of its second retrospective outcomes study. Conducted with four years worth of alumni input, it reveals that Origins’ treatment model, across all programs, is extremely effective in helping people recover from substance use disorders. Origins partnered with the OMNI Institute, a nonprofit social science consultancy, which provided consultation and external oversight to the design, implementation, and reporting of results. OMNI Institute previously worked with the National Association of

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

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

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