New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center Receives National Recognition

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Treatment Center Named 2015 Organizational Achievement Award Winner by NAADAC

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What we do is about helping teenagers get their lives back. We give them and their families hope. We are greatly honored, and yet humbled by these recognitions.

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals and the premier global organization of addiction professionals, has recognized New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center located in Opelousas, Louisiana, as its 2015 Organizational Achievement Award winner for its high level of care, support and commitment to the addiction professionals on its staff and throughout the substance abuse treatment industry in America. Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings, commented, “This is a great honor for our entire organization, our treatment and support staff, and mostly for the many teenagers and their families whom we are able to help break away from their substance abuse.” Under his leadership, New Beginnings has transformed from a struggling program in 2011 to one of the leading award-winning treatment centers in the country today.

NAADAC, in announcing New Beginnings as its 2015 award winner, stated that through the recruitment of qualified, Master’s-level therapists, nurses and physicians who are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care possible for their patients, New Beginnings has become a center of excellence for struggling teenagers from across the country. They added that New Beginnings’ highly experienced leadership team, many of whom are in recovery themselves, have offered their experience, training, knowledge and skills in treating substance abuse. In doing so, they have provided real hope for adolescents and their families.

New Beginnings offers medically monitored detox services, residential, partial hospitalization, intense outpatient and extended care programs for patients ages 13 to 18. Its programs are designed to help teenagers break the cycle of addiction while also helping families to understand their child’s addiction and recovery process.

According to Johnny Patout, this isn’t the first national award New Beginnings has received. In 2013, New Beginnings was honored as the recipient of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)’s James W. West Quality Improvement Award. In 2014, Behavioral Healthcare magazine named New Beginnings’s CEO Patout, a Behavioral Healthcare Champion for his contribution to the substance abuse treatment profession and for his leadership over the past three decades. “What we do is about helping teenagers get their lives back. We give them and their families hope. We are greatly honored, and yet humbled by these recognitions. They show that the efforts of our entire team of treatment professionals to help others is right on track,” Patout concluded.

New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center is located in Opelousas, Louisiana and can be reached by phone at 1-888-706-1870.
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About New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center
New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has been helping teens overcome addiction for more than 30 years. New Beginnings offers a continuum of care for inpatient treatment, residential treatment, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs, and works with private insurance providers to find the lowest costs for their patients. For more information, visit

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