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Alcohol and Drug Center looking to expand

2 years ago January 31, 2013 Jan 31, 2013 Thursday, January 31 2013 Thursday, January 31, 2013 5:16:15 PM CST in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brittany Weiss

BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge area Alcohol and Drug Center is expanding.

The facility has been at its current location for 40 years and is quickly outgrowing its space. With a waiting list which runs 600 people deep, many who need help are turned away.

To accommodate more people, organization leaders purchased a building at 216 S. Foster. Executive Director Lisa Bailey says the new facility will provide a cleaner, educational environment for those seeking treatment.

"It needs to be renovated to be able to offer the clients overnight stay," said Bailey.

BRAADC recently took out a loan to help cover the cost of renovations, but they need to raise an additional $600,000 to complete the project. The new facility will also be home to a 24-hour sobering unit, available for use by law enforcement, hospitals and the public.

Donations can be made to:

Baton Rouge Area Alcohol and Drug Center, Inc.
1819 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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