CORE - Center of Recovery

About CORE

CORE: Help And Hope For Compulsive Gamblers And Their Families

CORE, Center of Recovery, is a place of help and hope for problem gamblers and their families. CORE was conceived in 1998 with the sole purpose of providing treatment for those whose lives have been adversely affected by gambling. At inception, CORE was the only state-funded facility of its kind in the United States. The funding is provided by the Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health. CORE is a residential facility located in the historic Highland area of Shreveport and provides 24-hour monitoring of the residents to address complex diagnostic issues, serious relapse factors and medical psychiatric instability. The setting, while structured, offers family-like daily living and a home-like atmosphere for 20 male and female residents. Handicap access is available.

Following an assessment to determine each person’s individual treatment needs, the residents enter the program. The treatment plan includes group therapy, individual counseling, education, financial/budget planning, recreation therapy, a spiritual component, and introduction to the 12 STEP recovery program. The treatment team includes counselors, therapists, and other health professionals, with physicians and nurses on call. The program is also designed to address concerns of multiple and/or cross-addictions. Families are encouraged to participate in the group sessions planned for them.

For information on admission, referrals, or other questions, please contact:
635 Stoner Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: 318-424-HELP (4357)
Fax: 318-424-4355

This program funded in part by the Office of Behavioral Health, DHH, State of Louisiana


CORE is licensed as a 21–bed, adult, male/female, residential treatment facility through Louisiana's Office of Behavioral Health - Department of Health & Hospitals (OBH-DHH) . Annual audits are performed by the proper state and local agencies to insure a current acceptable license. CORE also has an annual independent fiscal audit.