EBSCO Industries is partnering with Longleaf to build recovery and mental health wellness centers in three locations across Alabama.
The need for mental health services has increased dramatically in recent years. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control shows that addition-related deaths have risen 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.
Longleaf broke ground on their first wellness center location last fall in Hoover. That center will serve 60 clients. Construction on the first Longleaf Recovery Center began this spring in Madison County. Like Birmingham, the Huntsville-area location will provide substance abuse recovery treatment, while also hosting support groups and retreats. A third facility for substance use treatment is set to be built in the Baldwin County area, with a groundbreaking later this year.