Posted on January 29, 2016 by Laura Fuller
Rick Hubbard – Corporate Director of National Business Development and Referral Relations for Origins Behavioral Healthcare
Rick began working in the addiction treatment industry in 2002 and has significant experience in multiple aspects of treatment administration including admissions, utilization review, marketing, referent relations and business development. Rick is a trained intervention specialist with over 14 years of sobriety. His extensive professional and personal experience has empowered the recovery of many patients and families from the horrors of addiction and has helped hundreds of individuals find a new way to live. Rick brings to Origins a strong background in finance and real estate, which includes many years as an executive in commercial banking and real estate lending for one of the largest independent bank holding companies in Texas.
What brought you to Origins?
I had the opportunity to visit South Padre Island after Origins had successfully managed several complex cases that I referred. I had heard about the cutting edge approach to addiction treatment that was used, and I learned first-hand the degree to which that approach produced superior outcomes.
If there were only one thing you could tell us about working in the area of treatment, what would it be?
I have learned the significance of efficiently managing the front door as well as the back door of addiction treatment programs. Specifically, the patient and their family’s initial encounter with key facility staff will typically set the tone for the entire treatment experience. Additionally, a lack of communication with referents and/or family during treatment, or inadequate discharge planning can compromise or undermine all of the hard work done by our staff, the patients, and their families.
Do you hold any credentials or certifications, or do you participate in any other professional activities outside of work?
I am an Intern Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, a member of NAADAC and The Texas Association of Addiction Professionals. I am trained in several models of Intervention, and I serve as the 2015-2016 Chairperson of the DFW Behavioral Health Symposium.
Are you in recovery yourself? If so, what do you love most about being in recovery?
My sobriety date is May 10, 2001, and I am so grateful to have found this way of life. I spent 23 years working in the commercial banking industry, which was quite rewarding, but my sobriety became the catalyst for my commitment to helping others, which then became my life’s work. I simply adore the relationships I have developed with people all over the world – ones that most likely would not have happened if not for my recovery.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Do you have any pets or engage in special hobbies?
I enjoy playing golf when I have the time, and my wife and I love to swing dance.
Is there anything else you might like to share?
It is an honor and a privilege to work with a team of such highly skilled and dedicated individuals. Of all the endeavors that I have engaged in over the years, none have been more satisfying and fulfilling than the past few years working at Origins Behavioral HealthCare.