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Avenues Recovery Center at Townsend

Louisiana Drug & Alcohol
Recovery Center

Avenues Recovery at Townsend is a premier drug and alcohol rehab center in the greater New Orleans community. Offering peerless detox and residential addiction treatment, we are an oasis of healing and growth. Our skilled medical team and clinical staff open the doors to lasting recovery.

  • Detox services with 24-hour care
  • Cutting-edge residential programs 
  • A family atmosphere based in your neighborhood 

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    About Us

    Serving the greater New Orleans area and beyond

    A unique hospital based detox and residential program that is focused on the needs and unique circumstances of each individual. The contemporary facility has a youthful decor and vibe removing the barrier of institutionalized treatment. Truly a one-of-a-kind facility with a one-of-a-kind medical and clinical team.

    5620 Read Blvd,5th FloorNew Orleans, Louisiana, 70127

    What We Do
    Who We Are
    Admission Assessments
    Payment & Insurance

    What We Do

    Avenues Recovery Detox and Residential – Townsend is located between Metairie and Covington and is truly a one of a kind facility. Our primary focus is on medical stabilization and our residential clinical treatment program, rebuilding clients throughout the stages, from helplessness through stability. At Avenues, we treat the whole person – body, mind, and spirit, you will receive personalized care in a clean, modern, hotel-like setting. Life skills, wellness, nutrition, social acceptance, financial responsibilities, and family values are all key components of our treatment plans. As our clients progress so does the individualized care. Avenues Recovery Center has a second local facility in Metairie which focuses on extended aftercare. Our clinical team will work one on one with every patient to ensure that their stay is continued, and extended treatment is a primary focus!

    Who We Are

    Avenues Recovery Detox and Residential – Townsend, offers the most patient-centered clinical treatment available. The Avenues Recovery team is acutely qualified for the most at risk and vulnerable, staffed with a full-time physician, addiction psychiatrist, nurses, and licensed counselors. Our Medical Director takes great pride in her ability to customize care plans from the complex to the beginner, Vivitrol and Subutex are staples in our treatment methodology. The case management team will address any legal, family, or FMLA complications, and most of all focus on extended aftercare.


    The one-word describing Avenues Recovery is “Family” a complete family feel among peers, family appropriate quality of clinical care, family style housing and meals, and family involvement and satisfaction throughout.


    Avenues Recovery Detox and Residential – Townsend is located on the 5th floor of New Orleans East Hospital, a state-of-the-art brand-new facility built in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Our 36 bed facility is composed of semi private rooms and baths with a clean and contemporary feel. Medical Detox focuses on withdrawal management, craving stabilization, and psychiatric imbalances to prepare the patient to begin residential clinical treatment. Residential treatment offers the opportunity to engage clinically and comprehend the dimensions of this disease and its repercussions.


    Individual Therapy Sessions
    Group Therapy Sessions
    Family and Couple Sessions
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
    Immersive 12-Step Programming
    Yoga and Outdoor Activities
    Psychiatric Care
    Medical Care
    Vivitrol and Subutex Onsite

    Admission Assessments

    Health History
    Medical Stability
    Psychiatric Evaluation
    Social Adaptiveness
    Insurance Verification
    Financial Responsibility


    Clean and contemporary accommodations
    Gourmet catered meals
    Local transportation
    12-step meetings
    Weekly Recovery Concert
    Fun evening and weekend activities
    Gym and recreational facilities

    Payment & Insurance

    Avenues Recovery Center at Townsend accepts private pay and most insurances, including:

    • Cigna
    • First Health
    • Qualcare
    • Tricare
    • UMR
    • Union
    • United Healthcare
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    • Avenues Recovery was an absolute life-changing experience for me! I went in a suicidal, hopeless, helpless shell of a man, praying for a ray of hope. I had absolutely no direction in life and needed nothing short of a miracle.... read more

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      William Settoon

      This place was great. In my experience here it wasn't hard to tell that every staff member genuinely cares about your recovery. I learned a lot about the decease of addiction and the many ways to deal with it. They... read more

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      timothy moran

      I had a good time at avenues. They helped me out a lot and I’m happy I made the choice to go. I would give 5 stars but…. The food is not that good lol but other then that it... read more

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      Jedikush1987 “Bryan”
    • When checking into avenues at Townsend I was reluctant of the hospital setting, however that reservation quickly dissolved when I was formally introduced to the super supportive staff and the accommodations. I've been to other facilities for... read more

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      Nicholas Gordon

      I came into treatment here at Avenues in New Orleans East for my first time as a 21 year old, both nervous and anxious, as I had no idea what to expect. The staff, as well as the community, welcomed... read more

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      Jackson Ryder

      Absolutely wonderful place to go, if you are serious about removing all mind altering substances.. They support a 12 step recovery program that actually works if you work it! The food is pretty good and you are guaranteed to gain... read more

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    Avenues Recovery Center in New Orleans offers the most patient-centered clinical treatment available.

    The Avenues Recovery team is acutely qualified for the most at risk and vulnerable, staffed with a full-time physician, psychiatrist, and licensed counselors. Our case managers will address any legal, family, or FMLA complications, and most of all focus on workforce reentry.

    Farrar Tingle, MBA, is the Facility Director at Avenues Recovery Center of New Orleans – Townsend.  She received her Bachelors degree from Louisiana State University in 2000 and in 2002 she completed a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of New Orleans with a 4.0 GPA.  Before coming to Townsend Recovery Center, Farrar worked for Avenues at our Metairie location as a Resident Manager and then as a Patient Access Coordinator.  Farrar then transferred to Townsend where she excelled in Intake, Admissions, and ultimately in Operations becoming Operations Director and then Facility Director. She also has experience in the nonprofit industry, including managing a local parish trade organization for 7 years and working for both universities which awarded her degrees – LSU and UNO.  On a personal note, Farrar entered recovery in 2016 and now works with many of the staff who helped her get sober at Addiction Recovery Resources.  She believes that if it were not for treatment and AA, she would not be alive today.  Thus, she is highly invested in helping patients get the help they desperately need.