Baton Rouge General opens new drug recovery center


FILE – In this May 6, 2019 photo file photo an injection drug user, deposits used needles into a container at the IDEA exchange, in Miami. National data is incomplete, but available information suggests U.S. drug overdose deaths are on track to reach an all-time high. Addiction experts blame the pandemic, which has left people stressed and isolated, disrupted treatment and recovery programs, and contributed to an increasingly dangerous illicit drug supply. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, Fie)

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Baton Rouge General (BRG) announces the opening of a residential Recovery Health Center for male substance users on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

The inpatient treatment program includes a 12-step program, therapy sessions and other interpersonal services to help with addictions for males 18 years and up.

The Recovery Health Center is a newly renovated extension of the BRG with 16 beds outlooking beautiful serene grounds, lined with oak trees, the release states.

“Behavioral health care is one of our community’s biggest challenges, and our goal is to continue to serve Baton Rouge by offering this critical and often difficult care,” said Edgardo Tenreiro, BRG’s CEO. “This residential center treating substance use disorder is just one of the ways we are helping to fill the void in the needed support for mental health.”

Baton Rouge Recovery Health is a joint venture with Lifeline Behavioral Health Systems. For more information, call (225) 381-2541 or visit

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