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Louisiana Teen & Adolescent Treatement Center Appointee Kylii Bijeaux Named New Beginnings Admissions Coordinator

February 6, 2017

OPELOUSAS, LA:  Kylii Bijeaux has been named Admissions Coordinator for the Opelousas based New Beginnings teen & adolescent substance abuse treatment center.   Chase Glenn, CEO of New Beginnings announced Bijeaux’s appointment.  “Kylii has assumed a most important role with our treatment center as her position as Admissions Coordinator puts her as the first contact with our patients and their family members.   Her background in the field of addiction coupled with her outgoing and warm personality will be of great assistance to families as they make important life decisions relating to their teen or adolescent family member.”

Bijeaux is a native of Cecilia, Louisiana and is a 1997 graduate of Cecilia High School.  She worked with addicted individuals since 2005 and in the substance abuse treatment healthcare field since 2010.  She has been associated with several adult treatment centers in the Acadiana area in her career.  In 2011, she graduated from South Louisiana Community College and earned her Associate Degree while also serving as Class President, Class Valedictorian and receiving the SLCC Most Outstanding Graduate Award in 2011.

She is married with two sons and enjoys crossfire exercise and spending family time with her husband and sons.

Commenting on her position with New Beginnings, she remarks, “I get to see our teen and adolescent residents and their family members when they first make contact with New Beginnings.  From that tough time in their lives, I get to observe as they gain the benefits our treatment programs and watch them return to their lives with more hope and positive outlooks for the entire family.  That’s so rewarding.”

New Beginnings is an award winning residential facility for teenagers who have substance abuse issues and co-occurring disorders. The 22 acre New Beginnings campus located in Opelousas, Louisiana, has 24/7 nurses, psychiatrists, and master level therapists along with an on-campus ropes course, art therapies, music therapy, and many recreational activities. New Beginnings is nationally recognized for it’s innovative and effective programing and is a member of the NAATP National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers and the NATSAP (National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs).  The program is CARF accredited.


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New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center Announces Appointment of CEO

October 25, 2016

A native of El Reno Oklahoma, Glenn grew up in the equestrian industry and studied Equine Business Management from West Texas A&M in Canyon, Texas. Following his education, he began a career in the equestrian industry but in 2006, following his treatment for alcohol addiction, he refocused his career to helping parents find treatment for their own children’s addiction. Part of his career experience was in the field of Wilderness Therapy where he used the outdoor experience to help teens with their addiction issues. Read full article


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With teens, accentuate the positive.

October 27, 2015

It takes more than academic achievements to work successfully with teenagers struggling with drug or alcohol abuse. It takes the difficult-to-define “it factor.” That’s our theory at New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, a 21-acre treatment center for teenagers in Opelousas, La. When we recruit therapists to join our team, we require academic and training qualifications, including master’s-level education and experience in working with substance abuse patients, but there’s more to it than that.  Read full article


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New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center Receives National Recognition

October 13, 2015

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals and the premier global organization of addiction professionals, has recognized New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center located in Opelousas, Louisiana, as its 2015 Organizational Achievement Award winner for its high level of care, support and commitment to the addiction professionals on its staff and throughout the substance abuse treatment industry in America.  Read full press release


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Adolescent Rehab Center CEO Releases Guidelines: How to Speak with Teens About Substance Abuse

February 17, 2015

Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, one of the leading, award-winning substance abuse programs in the country, today issued tips to help parents navigate the often difficult conversations about drug use and abuse with teens.  Read full press release


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Teen Rehab Center CEO Releases Answers to Top Five Questions on Prescription Drug Abuse

December 2, 2014

Prescription drugs are the second-most abused type of drug, after marijuana. The abuse of prescription drugs has risen by 33 percent since 2008, putting more and more teens in danger. Yet, due to a lack of education, this issue is continually overlooked. Read full press release


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Teen Rehab Center CEO Releases Top 4 Facts Parents Must Know About Synthetic Marijuana

September 16th, 2014

With the variety of drugs passing through streets and schools today, it is difficult to know the details on each one. However, it is important that parents are aware of the potential substances falling into their teen’s hands. Read full press release


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Teen Rehab Center CEO Johnny Patout Named a 2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion

July 15th, 2014

Behavioral Healthcare magazine has announced Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen residential treatment program in the Southwest, a 2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion. Patout is one of only five individuals nationwide to be honored for his dedication, courage, inspiration and excellence as a leader of a behavioral health organization. Read full press release


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New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center CEO Releases Guidelines: How to Effectively Treat Co-Occurring Disorders

May 21st, 2014

Approximately 8.9 million adults who abuse drugs also have a mental health disorder, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. However, only 7.4 percent of those individuals receive effective treatment for both issues, which leaves many addicts struggling to recover. Read full press release


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New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center CEO Johnny Patout to Speak at 2014 West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders

April 17th, 2014

New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen residential treatment program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide for teen rehabilitation, announced today that CEO Johnny Patout has been chosen to speak at the Fifth Annual West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders (WCSAD) on Friday, May 30. The conference is held by C4 Recovery Solutions and takes place in La Quinta, California from May 29 until June 1. Read full press release


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New Beginnings CEO Unravels Top Four Myths Surrounding Teen Heroin Use

March 12th, 2014

Teen heroin use has increased by 80 percent, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Once seen as a dirty drug used by junkies in dark alleyways, it now seems heroin has been running rampant through the homes of Hollywood. Even more worrisome, however, is its slow creep through the streets of the suburbs and right into the hands of American teenagers. Read full press release


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New Beginnings CEO Outlines Five Ways to Help Teens Recovering From Alcoholism

January 6th, 2014

Alcoholism can be one of the toughest addictions for parents to identify in their teenage children. However, it runs rampant among today’s youth. Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen residential treatment program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide for teen rehabilitation, has outlined five things that parents and family members should remember when helping a loved one through the recovery process. Read full press release


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3 Ways To Create A Positive Environment for Teens Recovering from Addiction

November 19th, 2013

Raising a teenager is a complex process, one that is exacerbated by a teen drug or alcohol addiction. The natural tension of a parent/teen relationship coupled with the addiction issue can make overcoming a child’s substance abuse feel impossible. New Beginnings Recovery Center CEO Johnny Patout leverages his experience as a recovering addict to share tips on how to combat addiction by creating a positive environment for the recovering teen. Read full press release


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New Beginnings CEO Johnny Patout Outlines the Top 3 Drug and Alcohol Influencers in a Teen’s Life

September 30th, 2013

Teens today are subjected to an ever-increasing amount of influences. Their peers play a more significant role, and the media reaches into our homes from the television. Parents continually fight to minimize negative influences. But how effective are they? Who has the biggest influence on our teens? Read full press release


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New Beginnings Recovery Center CEO Johnny Patout to Speak at Two May Conferences in London

May 1st, 2013

New Beginnings Recovery Center, the leading teen residential treatment program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide for teen rehabilitation, today announced that CEO Johnny Patout will speak during May at two international conferences on addictive disorders. Read full press release


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New Beginnings Recovery Center CEO Johnny Patout to Speak at Two April Conferences on Mental Health Treatment

April 1st, 2013

New Beginnings Recovery Center, the leading teen residential treatment program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide for teen rehabilitation, announced today that CEO Johnny Patout will speak during April at two national conferences on mental health treatment. Read full press release


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New Beginnings Recovery Center CEO Johnny Patout Describes for Parents Five Warning Signs Their Child is Using Drugs

November 29th, 2012

Raising a teenager can be trying, but living with one suffering from addiction creates a host of new challenge that need to be handled delicately, says Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings Recovery Center, the leading teen residential treatment program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide for teen rehabilitation. Patout offers his insights with five warning signs to look for if parents suspect their child is using drugs or alcohol – warning signs that could be the difference between a bright future and a lifetime of struggle. Read full press release