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Origins Recovery Centers announced the opening of Hannah’s House, a trauma-informed 90-day addiction treatment program exclusively for Women on South Padre Island, Texas.

South Padre Island, Texas (PRWEB) November 18, 2011

Origins Recovery Centers, a nationally-recognized provider of longer-term inpatient addiction and co-occurring disorder treatment, announced that it has opened “Hannah’s House by Origins”, a highly-specialized women’s addiction treatment program located on tropical South Padre Island, Texas. The waterfront property is separate from Origins’ flagship men’s campus and caters exclusively to the unique needs of women suffering from substance abuse and related issues. The program places particular emphasis on trauma resolution and the treatment of co-occurring pathology that makes the road to recovery particularly difficult when left untreated.

“We’re delighted to offer the treatment intensity that Origins is known for with sophisticated addiction medicine and clinical care tailored specifically to a woman’s needs. Referring professionals who rely on Origins as a treatment resource have been asking us to open a gender-separate women’s program for years; we leveraged our team of specialized clinical and medical talent to design this distinctive program,” said Ben Levenson, Chief Executive Officer. “Women are notoriously underserved and under-resourced. Origins is proud to provide an extremely high-quality, trauma-informed, longer-term women’s treatment program in the Texas market – Hannah’s House is desperately needed,” he said.

Origins began renovating and feminizing the quaint bay-side property over six months ago. The Company licensed an additional 4,000 square feet of clinical services space for the partial hospitalization program which includes therapist offices, elaborate group rooms, a psychological testing lab, additional nursing station and physician’s office. The boutique treatment program is limited to only sixteen adult female clients in order to ensure an extremely high level of clinical attention and patient care. The expert treatment team for Hannah’s House boasts an entirely female staff of addiction professionals. Each Case Manager is an experienced, masters-level therapist trained in treating addiction, sexual and physical trauma, co-occurring eating disorders, self-harm, body-image issues and other challenges commonly facing addicted women. Hannah’s House utilizes the Origins organization’s existing medical and clinical resources including Psychiatrists, Psychologists, an Internist, nurses, a dietician, personal trainer, 12 Step experts, ministerial support personnel and others. In addition to individualized intensive clinical attention, clients of Hannah’s House will enjoy encounters with Origins’ physicians and nurses every day.

The Origins model of addiction treatment harmonizes the latest advances in addiction medicine and evidence-based therapeutic interventions with an immersion in the ageless Twelve Step experience. Hannah’s House by Origins is designed for the relapsing woman with unresolved trauma and outstanding co-occurring disorders. Through effective therapies like EMDR, motivational interviewing, psychodrama, cognitive and dialectical behavioural therapy, adventure and arts therapy, Origins’ therapists are able to help clients heal long-standing wounds while learning to live on a spiritual basis of life through the Twelve Steps.

“The data is very clear in this regard. Chemically dependent women are much more likely than their male counterparts to have been the victims of serious abuse. In fact, high instances of women who find their way into treatment report trauma and abuse histories. That’s why the integrated treatment of trauma and substance abuse is a key feature of treatment at Hannah’s House,” said Rich Whitman, the Origins President and Executive Director. “Treatment at Hannah’s is complete with dignity, passion, clinical sophistication and love.”

“I never expected that I would be living on South Padre Island,” said Michele Kliewer, LPC, a newly hired therapist at Hannah’s House, “however, the enthusiasm for recovery in Origins’ culture is quite literally infectious. After meeting the current staff, learning more about their clinical vision and seeing how gorgeous the new facilities are, I knew I had to become part of this wonderful organization. I’m home,” she said.

To learn more about Hannah’s House by Origins, visit the Company’s website at or contact an admissions specialist today at (866) U-GET-WELL. Hannah’s accepts most major health insurance and Origins also has some partial scholarship and financing resources available to qualified candidates.    

About Origins Recovery Centers®

Origins 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.


Ben Levenson, CEO
Origins Recovery Centers
(956) 772-9200 110
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