WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Origins Behavioral HealthCare announced today that former television star, Jason Wahler, will join the Origins team as a treatment and recovery advocate. He will be based near his home in Laguna Beach, California. Wahler puts a well-known face to the struggle of addiction recovery. Wahler's compelling personal story, addiction expertise, along with his celebrity profile, will help elevate awareness for Origins within the recovery community, to the general public and further advance the company's goal of future quality growth.
"I have no hesitation about using my personal experience to inspire people who are struggling with addiction and alcoholism to get sober," said Wahler. "The growing number of people going untreated for addiction to drugs and alcoholism is truly alarming. They either can't get help or don't know where to turn, so they suffer in silence."
In his new role at Origins, Wahler's vision aligns strategically with the treatment center's aim to raise awareness and promote recovery from a national standpoint. He will continue to mobilize communities of recovery as a speaker at highly successful recovery conferences and events. Wahler's expertise in growing peer recovery support services will sustain the promotion of addiction education and prevention through public outreach. Wahler will also use his expertise to work with national media outlets on furthering the message of hope and recovery. Prior to joining Origins, Wahler worked with Northbound Treatment Services as a Client Service Manager.
"Jason can significantly boost our reach with his compelling and positive message, and we're confident that his story will help reduce the stigma sometimes associated with seeking treatment," said Origins CEO Drew Rothermel. "When you see a familiar face saying 'I was an addict. I got help,' you're more likely to believe it's possible and seek help yourself. It's our hope that for many people, Jason will be that familiar face."
Wahler abused alcohol for years before he entered treatment in July 2010. He has since talked publicly about his past and his sobriety in an effort to help others who are struggling with addiction.
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About Origins Behavioral Healthcare
Origins Behavioral Healthcare is a licensed provider of longer-term, gender-specific residential substance abuse treatment and continuing care services for young adults, adults, baby boomers and seniors. The company's innovative programs comprise a comprehensive continuum of care for the treatment of alcoholism, addiction and co-occurring disorders. Origins' premier campuses are located in carefully selected locations around the United States, including South Padre Island, Texas and the recently acquired Hanley Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Learn more about Origins' programs or take a virtual tour of our locations at www.originsrecovery.com. For the latest Origins news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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