ABOUT NEW BEGINNINGS ADOLESCENT RECOVERY CENTER
Set on a 20-acre campus in Opelousas, La., New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center offers residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment for male and female teens ages 13 to 18. This is one of the state’s onlytreatment centers with programming specifically-tailored to
According to the facility’s website, the center is dedicated to meeting the emotional, mental, and psychical needs of every client.are also addressed and this is one of the just centers where detox services are provided on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the center’s website, treatment at New Beginnings is deeply rooted in 12-Step. Regular therapeutic activities include individual, group, andwhich tend to be based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), as well as trauma-focused modalities such eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and psychodrama.
Residents move through phases of treatment toward recovery and must submit a written request to advance. Clients meet with staff and their peers for feedback on why they should or should not advance, though the ultimate decision is up to an employee.
High-school-aged clients may participate in an on-site, fully accredited education program, and credits earned can be transferred to the student’s home school. For residents 17 years and older, there is a GED course.
is available in the form of various outpatient programming.
Led by a medical director certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the multidisciplinary treatment team includes a licensed clinical social worker, a registered dietitian, and a psychiatrist. In Louisiana,all substance abuse treatment facilities have continuing education requirements for staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center houses up to 44 residents. This suggests high rates of availability, as the number of clients in a residential treatment facility wasas of 2016. Living quarters are gender-specific and set up dormitory-style, with two clients per room. Meals are served in a community dining hall three times a day and are nutritional, according to the facility’s website. Adventure-based activities like ropes courses and horseback riding are incorporated into treatment, and there is an on-site fitness center for recreational and therapeutic use.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, six former clients have provided Best-rehabs.com with feedback for New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center. Based on the five who left star ratings, the facility received one one-star rating, a three-star rating, and three five-star ratings for overall treatment effectiveness.
While Delaney noted that “some techs are not experienced” and “staff can be unfair,” the alum also reported to Best-rehabs.com, “This place really taught me a lot. Even things I didn’t think I’d need I’ve used now that I’m home. I’m thankful for this place. They really care about your sobriety.” Tim, another former client, remarked, “It far exceeded my expectations!”
On the other hand, Jonathan’s review was more negative. He complained of bad food and poor living conditions, writing to Best-rehabs.com, “This rehab has much potential, but needs much work to be done.” Another alum was also displeased. Chase wrote, “The meals were the same thing week by week which caused me to gain 30 pounds. There was promised outings to horse riding ranches and pools, we left campus twice in the 97 days I was there to go to non AA or NA event. We were forced to stay inside for the entire day.”
On secondary sites, alumni and their loved ones alike left extremely mixed feedback. With a 1.5 out of a five-star rating on Yelp from four users to date, two of whom were loved ones and two being alumni, the center was repeatedly critiqued for false advertising.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
To date, the five loved ones who left reviews for Best-rehabs.com also reported mixed experiences. One anonymous parent “Would recommend this place to anyone trying to find a place to send their loved one for help getting clean.” Additionally, S.R. commented, “I cannot believe the difference they have made for my daughter. Great communication with family members.”
However, Angie proclaimed, “This rehab it the absolute worst I have In countered. My child was court order to be there on the 6th day she walked out the front door. Later that night I spoke on the phone to the most heartless cold person I’ve ever spoken to in my life.” Parent S.S. added, “…the financial side of this operation seems very suspect. The 3 weeks my child was there cost me an absolute fortune.”
Feedback from loved ones was largely mixed on Google as of this writing as well, where 14 users produced an average rating of 3.9 out of five stars. One anonymous parent praised the communication from the facility and the level of connectivity they were allowed with their child. On the other hand, a representative negative reviewer wrote, “the care was questionable to say the least. We were never able to speak to the doctor who was prescribing medications to our child.”
According to New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center’s website, the rehab accepts most private insurances and private pay options.