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Judyth Piazza Interviews Co-founder of Origins Recovery Centers, Ben…

As co-founder of Origins Recovery Centers, Ben Levenson brings the defining vision and executive leadership to the Origins’ organization. Ben’s deep love for recovery and compassion for the chemically dependent was born out of his own harrowing battle with and recovery from chronic drug and alcohol addiction.

Through his extraordinary recovery experience, Ben launched Origins Recovery Center as an enduring beacon of hope to those afflicted and their families. Ben has charged Origins with a legacy to continually develop, improve and provide highly-effective systems of comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Ben’s passion keeps him on the “front lines” where he speaks publicly on addiction treatment issues and lobbies for greater availability of quality treatment.

Ben enjoys frequent interaction with Origins’ clients and their families through various workshops and discussions he conducts at the campus. In his personal time he takes pleasure in being with his family, playing golf, fly fishing and traveling abroad.

Origins Recovery Centers provides a comprehensive continuum of individualized alcohol and drug addiction treatment programs and recovery support services for adults, including those with co-occurring disorders. Origins’ treatment approach unites effective addiction medicine and evidence-based clinical strategies with a profound immersion in the timeless 12-Step experience. Origins’ multi-disciplinary treatment team includes our Chief Psychiatrist, Medical Doctors, Nursing Staff, Licensed Therapists, Masters level Clinicians, Twelve Step Experts, Adventure Therapists, Nutritional Staff, Gourmet Food Services, Life Skills Mentors, Ministerial Support Staff and Alumni Services.

Nestled beach side on tropical South Padre Island, Texas, Origins’ clients travel from each state and internationally to receive the extraordinary care provided at our resort-grade campus. As one of the premier rehab centers in Texas preferred by leading physicians, therapists and interventionists, Origins delivers a highly-individualized, longer-term, gender-separate treatment experience that holistically nurtures the mind, body and spirit in the transformative process of recovery.


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