Dr. Frank Lawlis, Ph.D. Joins Origins Recovery Centers

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Origins Recovery Centers, a premier provider of residential drug and alcohol treatment in Texas, announced today that it appointed Dr. Frank Lawlis as Director of Psychology and Neurological Plasticity Programs.

Dr. Frank Lawlis

We are committed to taking the fight against addiction to the correct battlground - the brain. -Dr. Frank Lawlis

Origins Recovery Centers announced today that it has appointed Dr. Frank Lawlis as Director of Psychology and Neurological Plasticity Programs at its flagship treatment facility located on South Padre Island. Dr. Lawlis will manage the development, integration and administration of Origins’ advanced psychological and neurological programs for the treatment of chemically dependent and dual diagnosed patients.

“We are committed to delivering cutting-edge brain treatment sciences to our patients. Origins’ treatment philosophy involves leveraging the finest evidence-based interventions that psychology and addiction medicine have to offer, while grounding our patients in the timeless twelve-step paradigm. Dr. Lawlis is the authority on brain-body healing, especially with respect to co-existing disorders that we often see in our patients like attention deficit, bi-polar and post-traumatic stress,” said Ben Levenson, Chief Executive Officer. “Dr. Lawlis and his staff bring an array of enhanced clinical capabilities and expert evaluation tools to help us more deeply understand patient needs and better individualize their treatment,” said Levenson.

“Origins’ treatment milieu is ideal for Dr. Lawlis’ neuroplasticity work because our ninety-day program gives him and his team the time they need to effectively deliver their unique brain re-sequencing treatment. We are looking forward to integrating the culmination of his research, the Compass Program, and availing our clients of this advanced specialty care,” said Rich Whitman, President and Executive Director. “Origins is truly taking substance abuse treatment to the next level. If we really believe that addiction is a brain disease, then we had better begin treating the brain – and that is exactly what we are doing here at Origins.”

Dr. Lawlis has focused on clinical and research methods of the mind-body relationship since 1968 when he received his Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis in medical psychology and rehabilitation. He has written and co-authored over 100 published articles as well as New York Times bestselling books. He was awarded the Diplomate by the American Board of Professional Psychology in both Counseling Psychology and Clinical Psychology. Dr. Lawlis also received the status of Fellow from the American Psychological Association for his scientific contributions to the field of clinical psychology and behavioral medicine, as well as other awards for his pioneering research in this field. He has been in the field of addiction treatment since the late 1960’s when he worked in the Benton, Arkansas programs to create a new diagnostic paradigm for alcoholism. Later Dr. Lawlis worked with the Texas Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission when he helped write an educational grant for Texas Tech University. He has since committed himself to treatment innovation through his research and teaching on this major national threat.

“I am honored and excited to be appointed to this important role at Origins. I have been looking for a residential substance abuse program that has proportioned the medical, clinical and spiritual care components in a way which I could effectively introduce the dimension of mind-body science have worked my entire career developing – and I found that at Origins,” said Lawlis. “We are committed to taking the fight to the correct battleground – and the brain is the beginning center-stage. We must begin to help the patient through this horrific disease and return to life better and stronger than they were, and we will accomplish this by integrating sound brain rehabilitation through the established well-known programs to enhance outcomes and achieve a new level of success in this field.”

Learn more about Origins’ comprehensive drug, alcohol and dual diagnosis treatment programs online at http://www.originsrecovery.com or call toll-free (888) 843-8935 to speak confidentially with an admissions consultant.    

About Origins Recovery Centers:
Origins Recovery Centers® provides a comprehensive continuum of alcohol and drug addiction treatment services for adults, including those with co-occurring disorders. Origins’ treatment philosophy represents a rare fusion of contemporary addiction medicine and clinical sciences with a profound immersion in the timeless Twelve Step experience. Origins’ multi-disciplinary treatment team includes Doctors and a Psychiatrist, Nursing staff, Licensed Therapists and Masters-level Clinicians, 12-Step Experts, Adventure Therapists, Nutritional Advisors, Gourmet Food Services, Life Skills Mentors and Ministerial Support Volunteers. The Company’s premier residential treatment facilities are located on the Gulf Coast of Texas and soon in Westchester County, New York. Learn more about Origins’ programs and take a virtual tour of the South Padre Island campus at http://www.originsrecovery.com.

About Dr. Frank Lawlis, Ph. D.
Dr. Lawlis cofounded the Lawlis and Peavey PsychoNeuroPlasticity Center in Lewisville, Texas (http://www.lawlispeavey.com) as a new innovation for psychological assessment wherein an individual can receive a thorough medical-psychological-neurological-sociological-family dynamics evaluation within a week span. Through this process, great steps are taken to understand an individual's problems and to fully address all presenting issues. Dr. Frank Lawlis has been Chief Content and Oversight Adviser as well as Chairman of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board and Member of the Dr. Phil and Robin Foundation since the inception of the show. He is responsible for evaluating potential show themes and guests to determine benefit of the concepts, consulting with Dr. Phil on various guests and overseeing resources for the guests as they leave the show. Being a major force in the conception of the themes he interacts with every factor in the development with the shows.

Ben Levenson, CEO
Origins Recovery Centers
(956) 772-7200 Ext. 160

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