EBSCO Industries has joined forces with Longleaf—a partnership between Birmingham Recovery Center and LIV Ventures—to build three recovery and mental health wellness centers across Alabama.
Hoover, Madison County, Baldwin County
Here are details about the three locations:
- Hoover—The partnership’s first wellness center broke ground next to Birmingham Recovery Center last fall. The partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program will be able to serve 60 clients.
- Madison County—Beginning this spring, the first Longleaf Recovery Center, serving as a substance abuse recovery resource for the community, will be constructed in the Huntsville area.
- Baldwin County—A third facility for substance use treatment is set to be built with a groundbreaking slated for later in the year.
The addition of EBSCO to the Longleaf partnership will bolster treatment options for the tens of thousands of Alabamians who suffer from mental health disorders and/or battle addiction, which has been proven to be linked to mental health issues.
“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. We are proud to support Longleaf in their efforts of improving mental health and expanding their services across our state.”David Walker, president and chief executive officer of EBSCO Industries
The need for mental health services has increased dramatically in recent years, but options for help are limited across the country.
Fivefold Rise in Last Two Decades
Recently released data from the Centers for Disease Control have shown a steep incline in deaths attributed to addiction – rising some fivefold in the last two decades. In fact, annual deaths caused by overdoses number more than those caused by gun violence and automobile accidents combined.
“EBSCO Industries’ mission aligns with our pursuit to ‘invest well and do good’ throughout our communities. This partnership propels our positive momentum to support those seeking mental health services and substance use treatment options across Alabama.”Robb Crumpton, LIV’s chief executive officer
The partnership agreement between EBSCO and the Longleaf partnership finalized on Friday, March 10, 2023.
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