EBSCO Industries and Longleaf to build mental health wellness centers

The centers will be in Hoover, Madison County and Baldwin County

A rendering of the Longleaf Recovery Center in Hoover.

EBSCO Industries and Longleaf — an established partnership between Birmingham Recovery Center and LIV Ventures — will build three recovery and mental health wellness centers in Alabama.

“As a company whose mission is to create positive results in the people we employ, in the businesses we build and in the communities where we work and live, EBSCO is excited to be a partner in Longleaf, a company that is positively changing lives in our community through the provision of leading drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs,” said David Walker, president and CEO of EBSCO Industries.

The addition of EBSCO to the Longleaf partnership will bolster treatment options for Alabamians who suffer from metal health disorders and/or battle addiction.

“We want to make mental health and substance use treatment options easier for the people of Alabama to access because one death caused by drug addiction is one too many,” said Thomas Harris, chairman of the board for Longleaf.

Longleaf broke ground on its first wellness center location last fall in Hoover. The partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program will be able to serve 60 clients. It is located next to the Birmingham Recovery Center, the company’s outpatient treatment location in International Park off Acton Road.

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A rendering of Longleaf Recovery Center in Madison.

Construction on the first Longleaf Recovery Center is set to begin this spring in Madison County, where it will provide substance abuse recovery treatment and host support groups and retreats, as well as provide meeting space for those with a vested interest in recovery support.

A third facility for substance use treatment is set to be built in Baldwin County, with groundbreaking slated for later this year.

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