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Staff Spotlight – Tara Paparo, CAC, ICADC

Staff Spotlight – Tara Paparo, CAC, ICADC

Tara Paparo, CAC, ICADC - Alumni Care Coordinator at Headwaters at Origins What brought you to the field of addiction treatment? What brought you to Origins?   I have been surrounded by the disease of addiction my whole life; it has affected me in so many ways. I had...

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How to Deal with A Spouse’s Addiction

How to Deal with A Spouse’s Addiction

As the spouse of an executive with a substance use disorder, the new demands in your role can feel overwhelming at times. Your husband's or wife's addiction has been destructive on the relationship. You're looking for ways to cope with the impact of your spouse's drug...

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How Long Does an Alcohol Withdrawal Last?

How Long Does an Alcohol Withdrawal Last?

The desire to quit drinking can feel overwhelming with the uncertainty of what happens after you take that last drink. Anyone who’s tried to stop but felt like they couldn’t go more than a few hours knows that feeling. Facing and enduring withdrawal is not an easy...

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The Executive’s Guide to Alcohol and Stress

The Executive’s Guide to Alcohol and Stress

One of the barriers to effectively responding to stress is recognizing the differences in types of stress. Stress brought on by a specific event usually affects the mind and body for a short period of time. Unlike this acute stress, chronic stress lasts longer and can...

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Unresolved Trauma: What You Need to Know

Unresolved Trauma: What You Need to Know

Experiencing trauma, at any time in life, doesn’t mean you remember it. If it wasn’t diagnosed and treated, it may still be affecting you years or decades later. This is what’s called unresolved trauma, and it may be playing a role in substance use by you or someone...

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How to Find the Right Alcohol Rehab for Executives

How to Find the Right Alcohol Rehab for Executives

It’s not uncommon for patients in professional leadership positions, like you, to want to know how quickly they can get back to work before treatment even begins. You may be looking at the length of a program to get in and get out. Today, let’s talk about a realistic...

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Is Addiction the Price of Success?

Is Addiction the Price of Success?

If someone asked you what made you successful, you would never say it just happened by chance. You might talk about the hard work, constant commitment, and ability to recognize opportunities others don’t see. Many high achievers think of success as inevitable, and...

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Opioids Addiction and Alcohol: A Dangerous Mix

Opioids Addiction and Alcohol: A Dangerous Mix

If chronic or frequent pain keeps you taking meds for relief, you may want to reevaluate your drinking habits. One big risk comes from the potential outcomes of mixing alcohol with opioids. Today, we’ll talk about what makes this combination so dangerous and introduce...

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Assertive Communication Within Open Family Systems

Assertive Communication Within Open Family Systems

Stephen R. Honaker, LMHC, QS In my work with families impacted by the disease of addiction, one of the primary changes to the family system that occurs is within the area of communication. Assuming that healthy communication existed before the presence of addiction,...

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Reevaluating Your Career during Addiction Treatment

Reevaluating Your Career during Addiction Treatment

Some of the biggest changes in your life from sobriety can happen at your workplace. Prioritizing your own health and well-being can lead to a change in how you see your current job and career. Now that you’re preparing for substance use treatment, reevaluating your...

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