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November 11, 2019

Woodlake Addiction Recovery Center Welcoming Ceremony

Press Release

What:
Join Governor John Bel Edwards and other officials for a ceremony welcoming Woodlake Addiction Recovery Center to Bogalusa. This facility will enhance resources for substance use disorder treatment in Washington Parish.

Woodlake Addiction Recovery in Bogalusa will offer a full continuum of care of addiction and recovery services. The facility will have 50 inpatient beds; offer outpatient services and medical detox treatment. Woodlake Addiction Recovery anticipates treating over 1,000 patients annually.

The Bogalusa location is the tenth facility for Woodlake Addiction Recovery and will add approximately 50 jobs to this rural community.

When:
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: 
Woodlake Addiction Recovery 400 Memphis St., Bogalusa, LA

Who: 
Governor John Bel Edwards; Dr. Rebekah Gee, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health; Representative Malinda White; Randy Gomez, CEO, Woodlake Addiction Recovery; Rene Ragas, CEO, Our Lady of the Angels Hospital; Dr. Garland Anderson, Our Lady of the Angels, Family Medicine

Why: 
Communities across the nation struggle to combat the opioid epidemic and rural populations are especially vulnerable. This is especially true in the Florida Parishes, per the Louisiana Opioid Data and Surveillance System. Provider shortages, lack of transportation, the stigma of addiction, and a need for additional resources have all contributed to a rise in opioid use in rural communities.

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