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Medical Services

Superior on-site medical services contribute to Origins’ renowned reputation as a leader in drug and alcohol addiction treatment. From medical detoxification that is safe and comfortable to the treatment of concurrent medical conditions, the addiction specialists at Origins Behavioral HealthCare are committed to the holistic treatment of their patients.

Innovative and evidence-based addiction treatment practices are matched with medical care that is headed by a preeminent addictionologist. Nurses, psychiatrists and medical doctors are members of our highly skilled multidisciplinary team.

Upon Admission, Patients Receive a Thorough Physical and Holistic Evaluation

  • Origins’ expert addictionologists supervise a medical staff experienced in addiction medicine.
  • On-site staff psychiatrists prescribe appropriate medication according to continuing evaluations.
  • Origins is highly respected for its superior level of medical care, including the treatment of serious medical conditions. The Center for Older Adults’ residential unit is adjacent to a 24/7 nursing facility.
  • Chronic pain can be safely and effectively treated with non-narcotic medications and other therapies.
  • Education about holistic health management is integral to Origins’ treatment programs.

The Origins continuum of care approach brings medical and substance use history into current focus as medical care is integrated into every patient’s personalized treatment plan.

Alcohol and Drug-Related Health Profiles
Substance use disorder can cause or exacerbate chronic and other health issues. Aging and early-onset addiction multiply the risk factor for co-occurring physical and medical illnesses.

Alcohol and drug abuse affects the body in so many adverse ways that addiction-informed medical treatment is often necessary for reversal or reduction of health issues.

Conditions that often appear concurrently with addiction include:

  • Liver disease, including hepatitis and cirrhosis
  • High blood pressure
  • Malnutrition
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Neurological problems such as stroke
  • Gastrointestinal disorders such as ulcers and colitis
  • HIV/AIDS caused by unsterile needles related to intravenous drug use
  • Kidney disease
  • Bladder disorders such as cystitis, prostatitis, incontinence and resistance to infection
  • Cancer

Medical Conditions Occurring With Substance Use Disorder Require Informed Medical Treatment

  • Chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and cardiac problems are closely monitored and treated during a patient’s treatment at Origins. Patients’ self-care practices will be included in their aftercare plan recommendations.
  • Chronic pain can be managed successfully and safely in recovery. Successful medical management includes non-narcotic medication when appropriate, and a combination of therapies and practices, from physical therapy to aquatic exercises.

At Origins, you can be confident that medical conditions are treated by a medical team that also understands the disease of addiction.

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