The Beginning Treatment Center – Longview

"This is a place where I would always feel comfortable to come. I could not have been happier with the services that were provided to me. Not only have my eyes been opened but I was given the power to want to help and teach others."- Individual served by Community Healthcore


The Beginning Treatment Center-Longview is an outpatient substance use disorder treatment facility that provides counseling, screening, assessment, and a treatment plan to adults who suffer from a chemical dependency. The initial criteria for admission include being a Texas resident and having at least a mild diagnosis for substance use disorder according to the DSM-V criteria. The program provides educational life skills and addiction recovery skills to prevent relapse, utilizing the evidence-based practice program, Living in Balance. Individuals have complete input on the areas of problems, needs, strengths and weaknesses. SUD Counselors provide individual counseling sessions to review and/or revise treatment plans. Motivational interviewing and person-centered treatment are the primary modes of counseling.  The length of stay is dependent on client’s progress or lack of progress.  

Priority Population

In order to qualify for SUD outpatient treatment services, individuals must be 18 years old or older and meet one or more of the following criteria. Community Healthcore shall give preference for treatment services in the following Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) established order of priority:

  • Pregnant injecting individuals
  • Pregnant substance users
  • Injecting drug users
  • Individuals identified as being at high risk for overdose
  • Individuals referred by the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness or housing instability
  • All other populations



Service Areas

Anderson, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Delta, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood Counties


950 North Fourth Street, Longview, Texas 75601