New Beginnings at Lake Charles

New Beginnings at Lake Charles


Located in the secluded woodlands of Lake Charles, La., New Beginnings at Lake Charles is one of Louisiana’s 60 private, non-profit facilities. The facility provides residential, outpatient program (OP), an intensive outpatient (IOP), a partial hospitalization program (PHP), and detox for adults seeking treatment for substance abuse. The facility also operates an aftercare program for program alumni.


The treatment process at New Beginnings at Lake Charles begins with a comprehensive assessment upon admission to determine the appropriate level of care. A common practice, 97.5% of Louisiana facilities provide an initial substance abuse assessment as a part of their treatment process. Treatment is individualized and takes a holistic approach to address the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of addiction recovery.

New Beginnings’ inpatient program typically lasts 30 days. The facility utilizes a range of evidence-based practices, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), as well as educational programs and experiential therapies.

The facility offers gender-specific programming, as well as community-driven peer accountability model of early recovery. As such, clients are also introduced to the principles and practices of 12-Step. A popular aspect of many recovery plans, participation in 12-step fellowship also serves as a form of community-based continuing care. Clients attend 12-Step meetings throughout treatment and begin performing their step-work.

Experiential therapy options are worked into all clients’ treatment plans as well, such as equine therapy, spiritual exploration groups, as well as art and music therapy options. Loved ones are encouraged to participate in family counseling and the rehab’s weekly family program. Medication management may also be available to those struggling with co-occurring disorders.

To offer a comprehensive continuum of care, New Beginnings offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP) as a step-down from residential treatment. Once it is completed, clients may transition into one of the facility’s outpatient options, which includes an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and a less rigorous outpatient program (OP).

The facility also holds a weekly aftercare program for graduates, and the facility’s alumni association gathers regularly for community activities.


Led by a medical director, New Beginnings treatment team includes licensed and certified counselors, a registered nurse, and recovery assistants. The sole loved one surveyed by to date gave the facility five out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience.


New Beginnings can accommodate up to 28 residents, and clients stay in shared rooms within the facility. During treatment, clients are monitored 24/7 by a team of nurses and counselors to ensure that their needs are taken care of at all times. While information is limited concerning the facility’s amenities, the one loved one polled at the time of this writing gave the program five out of five stars for its accommodations and amenities.


Although has yet to receive alumni feedback to date, secondary sources revealed glowing alumni reviews. On Facebook, which the facility can manage, New Beginnings Lake Charles has 23 five out of five-star ratings, with a single one-star review to date.[1] Alumni described a treatment program with excellent staff members, “fun activities, and an education focus that “helps you understand how to coexist with others while taking care of your responsibilities as well as balance them out.”

On Google, New Beginnings Lake Charles earned an average rating of 4.4 out of five stars from 24 reviews.[2] Alumni indicated that the facility had “awesome” and “highly qualified personnel,” a “comfortable” detox, and “long term” solutions.


The sole loved one surveyed by about New Beginnings at the time of this writing credited the facility with saving their family member’s life. The anonymous reviewer awarded New Beginnings five out of five stars for family participation, facility cleanliness, and staff experience, though offered three out of five stars for its holistic offerings. Four-star ratings were given for the facility’s affordability, counseling options, and connectivity.


On Glassdoor, one employee left a three out of five-star review. Although they felt that “Support from staff” was not “adequate,” it was “Very fulfilling to work with clients.”[3]


New Beginnings works with most major health insurance carriers. Self-pay options are also accepted, and it is one of the 62% of U.S. facilities that accepts Medicaid. The one loved one polled by to date gave the rehab four out of five stars for its affordability.


The medical and counseling teams at New Beginnings contribute to community events to provide educational resources to the community. Much of the facility’s leadership team continue to speak at conferences or publish new material concerning developments in behavioral health, many of which focus on current trends and hot topics like the growing opioid crisis and the marijuana industry. They also participate to show the community available resources for individuals seeking treatment.

[2]: Google Reviews

Reviews about New Beginnings at Lake Charles

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  • Great employees, many levels of care- counseling, I. Patient and out patient treatment Costly It helped my family member get sober and literally saved her life