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Origins Recovery Centers appoints Rich Whitman as President

October 8, 2010
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South Padre Island, TX — Origins Recovery Centers announces the appointment of Mr. Rich Whitman as President and Executive Director. Whitman has spent his illustrious 25-plus year career steadily advocating for advancements in addiction treatment and recovery.

"Rich is the consummate treatment executive," said Ben Levenson, Chief Executive Officer. "He knows every aspect of the business. Rich brings integrity, passion and extraordinary experience to our team—he shares our vision and core treatment philosophies. The entire Origins organization is energized by his appointment and eager to serve under his veteran leadership."

Whitman's appointment represents Origins' commitment to the highest-quality patient care, programmatic enhancement and management expertise. Whitman will lead the expansion of Origins' programs and services to include a gender-separate treatment program for women, regional outreach offices and enhanced post-discharge services to compliment Origins' residential treatment programs.

"I believe so strongly in what Origins is committed to doing in this field. It's refreshing," Whitman said.

"There are a number of very exciting plans within the Origins vision. Increased lengths of stay in residential treatment, innovative transitional programming, long-term monitoring and localized Alumni support services are only a few of the elements vital to enhanced outcomes. Origins approaches addiction treatment with much more than just an acute treatment mentality. Clients and their families clearly require effective recovery support services and Origins is committed to serving the family system over the long-term. We look forward to providing referents and families with outstanding addiction treatment in Texas that they know and trust," said Whitman.

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