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Overdoses Highlight Need for Clinical Integrity and Self-care

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by Vice President of Clinical Operations, Kerry Coyle, MSW In a shocking news report released yesterday, two staffers were found dead after having overdosed on heroin and fentanyl in an unlicensed Pennsylvania recovery home. The tragic story highlights the critical nature of the opioid epidemic in the United States while drawing attention to systemic concerns about the clinical integrity… Read On »

A Vision for Addiction Rehabilitation

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by Dr. Frank Lawlis, Director of Psychological and Neurological Plasticity Programs     Since its inception, The PsychoNeuroPlasticity Center (PNP) inside of Origins has focused highly on combating addiction through on cutting-edge research on the brain’s capacity to restructure and renew itself.  Those of us within the PNP Center are very pleased with the direction and potentials… Read On »

The Revolving Door of Addiction Treatment: A Response to William White

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by Dr. John Dyben, DHSc, MCAP, CMHP – Clinical Fellow William White, renowned author of “Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America”, recently raised valid concerns about the ongoing recycling of patients in an aptly named blog, “The Revolving Door of Addiction Treatment”.  As leaders in the addiction treatment industry, we felt… Read On »

Music, Wellness and Sleep

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Preston Satchwell, Recovery Advocate Coordinator & PNP Liaison  “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… Read On »

Caring for the Caregiver

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By Madeleine Narvilas, Esq., LCSW “Put your own oxygen mask on first before tending to your children and their masks!” How many times have we all heard this said by the flight attendants before take-off? It’s a familiar mantra, not even just for parents traveling with kids. I was recently on a flight from Florida… Read On »

Love, Service & Recovery

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Kacy Ritter, Community Outreach & Social Media Strategist When we think of Valentine’s Day, visions of glittered cards and red roses often come to mind. Romantic love is the focal point of the holiday, an unwelcome experience for those in addiction who have isolated themselves from significant others and loved ones. Though few can debate… Read On »

The Power of Ceremonies and Rituals in the Transformation Process

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Laura Martinez, LCDC-I,  Director of PsychoNeuroPlasticity When a client enters treatment at Origins, their challenges are not uniform, yet all of these individuals create stress at their core which often yields personal existential questions. A client enters treatment to do more than just attain sobriety – they come to find a deeper life meaning and… Read On »

Growing in Step 11

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Orlando Montalvo, LCDC – Executive Director  Let’s talk about Step 11 for a bit. Step 11 states: “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry it out.” Why you ask? Most of us… Read On »

Write Your Own Story

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By Andrew Rothermel, President and CEO of Origins Behavioral HealthCare   I have written many personal life stories this year. One of the largest stories I have written has been the relocation of myself and my family from Pennsylvania to Florida. This was a move that we saw coming when I became the CEO of… Read On »

Holidays, Alcohol and Recovery Lessons from “The Grinch”

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Kacy Ritter, Corporate Director of Alumni Services   This holiday season, countless recovery blogs will focus on avoiding the dangers of celebrations that center around alcohol. These well-meaning pieces will point out that tinsel-laden parties revolving around spiked egg nog and champagne toasts can be traps of temptation for those struggling with alcoholism. While it… Read On »