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Spotlight Series – Dan Perzanoski

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Daniel R. Perzanoski, BS, CSAC
Director of Family and Intensive Outpatient Services

 Dan is a passionate and dynamic counselor who has worked in the field of family and addictions for over 25 years. Dan’s energy and enthusiasm to help families and clients who suffer from the disease of addiction through holistic recovery methods has propelled him into many different locations and roles. He is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor who received his formal education at Old Dominion University specializing in Human Services Counseling.

 

What brought you to Origins?

I came down to South Florida to marry my high school sweetheart and love of my life in 2013, and I was hired by Hanley Center to be a Family Counselor. I would say it was just great karma that brought me to this wonderful company, but things don’t happen by coincidence!

 

If there were only one thing you could tell us about working within your particular area of Origins, what would it be?

We ROCK!!  This is hands-down my greatest experience in this field because my staff and colleagues in Family and Intensive Outpatient are Family. We are so passionate about what we do.

 

What have you learned through your experience working in treatment?

I have learned about the power of holistic recovery and that EVERY person deserves recovery.

 

Do you hold any credentials or certifications, or do you participate in any other professional activities outside of work?

I am a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. I have also independently done lectures and run Motivational Enhancement Groups for the recovering community.

 

Are you in recovery yourself? If so, what do you love most about being in recovery?

I believe everyone is in recovery, as we all are recovering from something.  So, yes, I am, and the thing I love most is that the 12-Steps allow for a spiritual awakening for all.

 

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Do you have any pets or special hobbies?

This is South Florida…I love visiting the beach, swimming, body surfing, running, and hanging with my family and three dogs!!

 

Is there anything else you might like to share?

I am veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and I have dedicated time and energy to the Wounded Warriors Project. The veteran that suffers from PTSD and addiction is part of a population ​that holds a very special place in my heart. The issues of the Armed Forces are never far from my mind and heart; so when you see a veteran, thank them!!

 

 

 

Origins’ comprehensive, multi-day Family Program curriculum is designed to assist the identified patient and family members in the development of a continuing care plan unique to their family’s needs. It is this care plan that will provide the bridge for transition from the safety of inpatient treatment to successful, long-term recovery.

 

Origins Behavioral HealthCare’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for men and women ages 18 and older includes personalized, comprehensive, 12-Step addiction treatment and psycho-education with the flexibility to fulfill personal and vocational obligations. IOP is a structured program, requiring a minimum of six weeks of treatment including three required groups and one individual session per week, for a total of ten weekly hours.

 

For more information regarding the programs Dan Perzanoski directs, please visit: www.originsrecovery.com.