844.232.3833

Articles

The Crisis of Alcohol Use in the Covid Era

The Crisis of Alcohol Use in the Covid Era

In the COVID era, you may have noticed your drinking habits have changed as a shutdown of the economy occurred, and working from home became more common. Access to alcohol certainly increased for many people, and anxiety over the uncertainty of the pandemic's impact...

read more
Organizational Culture

Organizational Culture

Scott Vandenburg, MA, LPC, LCDC, CART | Senior Program Director Organizational culture may be defined as behaviors, expectations, and practices, all guided by an overarching set of values that collectively shape and inform all team members' actions within an...

read more
Caring for Others Includes Caring for Ourselves

Caring for Others Includes Caring for Ourselves

By Joshua Love, MDiv, LCDC-I This work challenges us to be creative, intuitive, resourceful, hopeful, accountable, and mindful. It also calls us to be restful, setting aside the business of the day while working against the odds to support the healing of those whose...

read more
The Magnificent Force of Family

The Magnificent Force of Family

David Tejeda, LPC - Family Services Director  When a person first hears the phrase “addiction is a family illness,” it may rouse several innate objections and skepticism. This is the challenge that every non-addicted family member must confront. The therapist holds up...

read more
Making More Effective Treatment Choices

Making More Effective Treatment Choices

As the goal of any treatment program for substance use should be sustainable recovery, it’s essential to be aware of all of your options for treatment programs. As you become aware of what each one offers and how it compares to the others, you can get a sense of...

read more
9 Reasons to Not Delay Treatment during the Covid Era

9 Reasons to Not Delay Treatment during the Covid Era

The coronavirus pandemic and concerns over the spread of the virus have prompted some people to question whether seeking treatment for substance use disorders right now is a sensible choice. It’s a reasonable concern given the numbers of people infected nationwide,...

read more
Overcoming Withdrawal Symptoms

Overcoming Withdrawal Symptoms

Individuals with a substance use disorder who eliminate addictive substances from their lives will often feel the physical effects of what’s known as “withdrawal symptoms.” According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, withdrawal is the onset of predictable...

read more
Getting Ready for Opioid Detox

Getting Ready for Opioid Detox

An important first step in opioid detox is educating yourself about what exactly will take place throughout the process. Getting acquainted with the impact of this kind of detox on both your mind and body is tremendously important, especially regarding the types of...

read more
Life After Treatment: Healing the Family

Life After Treatment: Healing the Family

One of the most difficult decisions you or a loved one can make is the decision to enter treatment. Because addiction is a disease that affects the whole family, it’s imperative to involve all family members from the time of admission. Unfortunately, the consequences...

read more
Healing the Family System at Origins Recovery Center

Healing the Family System at Origins Recovery Center

Your family member’s addiction is an illness that you cannot cure alone.  Growing together as a family that supports one another in making healthy choices, developing proper boundaries, communicating constructively, and creating space for self-care techniques are...

read more
Is Your Son Addicted to Drugs?

Is Your Son Addicted to Drugs?

Seeing your son frequently drink alcohol or routinely appear to be under the influence of any kind of substance can be unsettling for a parent, but you might not know if he’s reached the point of having a substance use disorder. While only a physician or addiction...

read more
Six Responses When Your College Student is Using Substances

Six Responses When Your College Student is Using Substances

Since the Covid-19 pandemic sent college students home prematurely and abruptly ended their social time with peers, some parents have begun to see evidence of substance use, perhaps even significant amounts, for the first time in these young adults. No longer able to...

read more
Is Marijuana Really Addictive?

Is Marijuana Really Addictive?

If you were to rank the perceived risk of using marijuana, in any form, it would likely end up somewhere lower than heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamines. The perception that marijuana is “safer” leads many users to believe there’s no real harmful effects from it,...

read more
How Trauma Impacts Men with Addiction

How Trauma Impacts Men with Addiction

A man living with a substance use disorder may recognize its impact on his work and family, but he may not see how something not yet diagnosed could be contributing to the problem, even worsening it. When the undiagnosed condition relates to trauma, a man can feel...

read more
Which Drugs Are Men More Likely to Abuse?

Which Drugs Are Men More Likely to Abuse?

In your struggle with addiction as a man, you may not be aware of how substance use disorders show up differently in different genders, including the severity of the disorder and the appearance of co-occurring disorders. We can look at some distinctions between the...

read more
10 Tips for Parents of Children with Addiction

10 Tips for Parents of Children with Addiction

Parenting a teen or adult son with a drug addiction puts some extraordinary demands on a family. Whether you’re doing the work as part of a parenting team or going it alone, coping with your son’s addiction and making time for your own self-care can feel like an...

read more
Attending Drug Rehab for the First Time

Attending Drug Rehab for the First Time

Forget what you’ve seen on TV or in the movies about attending rehab. The script writers and directors usually are telling their version of what it’s like to spend time getting treatment for drug addiction. As you consider beginning treatment on your own, let’s look...

read more
Heroin’s Highest Risk Groups

Heroin’s Highest Risk Groups

While the highly addictive properties of heroin make it a big risk for anyone, we can turn to the facts about who is most at risk for developing addiction. With this information, we can identify the individuals throughout society who need treatment most urgently. This...

read more

Origins Texas: Most Insurance Accepted

Aetna, UnitedHealthCare, Beacon, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

logo1
logo5
logo3

Get In Touch

Contact Information

4405 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, TX 78597

Follow Us On:

About Us   |    Admissions    |    Addiction Treatment    |    Tour    |     Contact Us

About Us   |    Admissions
Addiction Treatment    |    Tour     |    Contact Us

Hanley Logo