Origins Behavioral Healthcare: South Padre Island

By The Fix staff 08/22/17

With an extensive network of facilities, Origins Behavioral Healthcare South Padre is designed to keep those with chronic relapse tendencies from returning to harmful behaviors.

Origins Behavioral Healthcare: South Padre Island
Location : 4405 Padre Blvd South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone : (844) 279-7131
Price : $39,695 (30 days)
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Introduction and Basic Services

Origins Behavioral Healthcare is located in South Padre Island, Texas, a resort town renowned for its stunning beaches. As part of a large network of Origins locations, the South Padre facilities offer two gender-specific residential programs. The facilities are specifically designed to treat those with histories of chronic relapse and dual diagnoses.

Facility and Meals

The men’s facility is a gated former luxury resort near the beach. There is a pool in the courtyard and fountains surround the building. Bedrooms accommodate up to four men in bunk beds and also have Southwestern-style stained glass windows and chairs as well as rustic wardrobes. Shared bathrooms have intricately tiled sinks and mirrors. There is a weight training gym on-site that also offers low-impact elliptical machines.

The women’s facility, called Hannah’s House, has a view of the water and a winding ramp leading directly to the beach. This facility also has shared bathrooms and three or four person bedrooms with bunk beds.

Carpeted group meeting rooms exude true Southwestern style, with seating directly on the floor and comfortable ottomans and blankets. Individual treatment rooms are more formal, with mahogany desks and leather armchairs and couches for clients. Other than psychiatric services, which take place in the nearby clinical services building, all services take place in the residences.

All meals are provided for both houses by a gourmet chef. Offerings include abundant fresh fruit, and menus approved by a licensed nutritionist. The large indoor dining room—stocked with hot sauce, naturally—is airy and brightly painted.

Treatment Protocol and Team

Origins programs use evidence-based methodologies as well as the 12 steps. Primary care typically lasts for 90 days. In both residences, there is medical detox available on-site. The detox process typically lasts no more than a week. A doctor is on-site five days a week and otherwise available via phone while nurse practitioners are available around-the-clock.

Clients have several groups daily and individual therapy at least once a week during their stay. Therapeutic methods include CBT, DBT, EMDR, motivational therapy, animal-assisted therapies, psychodrama and experiential therapy, including a ropes course. Educational topics are based around building healthy relationships, parenting, sexual conduct, managing beliefs and behaviors, managing inadequacy and self-esteem and caring for past trauma.

The women’s program has an all-female staff to create a safe environment where residents can focus on repairing damage from abuse and neglect. Additional staff at both homes includes psychiatrists, pharmacologists, psychotherapists, dieticians, fitness instructors, 12-step program experts and spiritual counselors. Residents receive daily medical support from doctors, physicians’ assistants and nurses. Case managers are Master’s-level therapists trained in substance abuse and dual diagnoses.

There are two people on staff dedicated solely to supporting the alumni program, which meets monthly. Aftercare programs can include establishing support systems for clients, such as identifying nearby 12-step programs and working with therapists and addiction-geared doctors. An 18-month monitoring program helps ensure continued recovery. All aftercare is included in the cost of treatment.

Bonus Amenities

The men’s facility at Origins incorporates beachside meditation and groups as well as simply relaxing on the beach or playing in its waters. The women’s program includes equine therapy. Both houses offer optional cooperative games, trust activities, problem solving and adventure therapies to build a sense of community within each program. Also available are a rock-climbing wall, sea turtle rescue and dolphin encounters. Additional physical options include yoga, volleyball, pool and ocean swimming and beach running.

The Director of Family Programs—who is a LPC, MFT, LCDC and also a shamanic practitioner and healer—manages the facility’s family program, which is off-site.


With an extensive network of facilities, Origins Behavioral Healthcare South Padre is designed to keep those with chronic relapse tendencies from returning to harmful behaviors. It offers a relaxing beachside experience ideal for those with dual diagnoses who are searching for a gender-specific facility that will cater to their individual needs.

Origins Behavioral Healthcare South Padre Island

4405 Padre Blvd

South Padre Island, TX 78597

(844) 279-7131

Origins Behavioral Healthcare Cost: $39,695 (30 days). Find Origins Behavioral Healthcare on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram

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