Origins Behavioral Healthcare Launches Its New Executive Treatment Program

Origins Behavioral HealthCare, a national leader in the field of substance abuse treatment and recovery programs, is expanding the range of care that it offers in South Florida with the opening of HeadWaters at Origins. The new executive residential treatment program is specifically designed to serve a discerning clientele of wealthy individuals and licensed professionals suffering from addiction.

HeadWaters at Origins is based at a private, elegantly appointed residence overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Medical treatment will occur at the ultra-private Palms Medical Detox on the campus of Good Samaritan Medical Center. The intimate, peer-based environment and first-class cuisine, accommodations and amenities at HeadWaters are deliberate. It’s designed to make clients feel at home.

The approach is an evolution of Origins’ evidence-based model of clinical, medical and spiritual treatment designed to meet the special needs of this target client group. The HeadWaters at Origins treatment program is based on the most current research that supports long-term recovery for this population and is focused on the individual needs of clients and their families. A multidisciplinary, high staff-to-client ratio assures that the diverse needs of each client can be met.

“Treating addicted individuals of substantial means and social prominence presents its own inherent set of socioeconomic challenges to recovery. Our staff has a cultural competence with this segment of the population and is well versed on the needs and boundary issues they may encounter,” said Drew Rothermel, CEO of Origins.

Madeleine Narvilas, a licensed clinical social worker, has been appointed executive director of HeadWaters at Origins. She has extensive experience treating executives and professionals, previously leading two nationally renowned programs in South Florida and East Hampton, N.Y.

“At HeadWaters at Origins, we believe a balance between psychodynamic clinical work and the 12-step process presents the best path to recovery. Our clinicians are trained in both perspectives, and they are well versed on how best to introduce the 12-step recovery to this particular population,” Narvilas said.

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ABOVE: One of the suites at the new HeadWaters treatment program.