Rudy Troyer CEO The Recovery Center of Baton RougeQ: What is the most rewarding part of being on staff at The Recovery Center Intensive Outpatient Program?

Watching lives and families be restored from the depths of addiction. Being able to freely share my Faith with others.

Q: What do you like to do for fun?
Fishing, Gardening, Shooting, Hanging out with my Family & Church.

Q: What is the most challenging aspect of your job?

When we lose a patient to overdose or suicide.

Q: Do people really recover from drug and alcohol addiction?

Yes! Addiction and Alcoholism Treatment is hard work and requires a lot of willingness and surrender, but you can be set free of addiction. (John 8:36)

Q: Do you have any pets?

Two cats (Bob & Jack) and a Boxer (Lucy). We wanted to get some goats, but my wife and I seem to disagree on their ultimate purpose (My Wife = pets and maybe milk; Me = Dinner).

Q: What are the most common barriers to recovery you see people face in early on in their treatment?

Letting go of your old lifestyle and relationships, spiritual barriers, cravings, withdrawal (Heroin and Prescription Drugs), emotional pain, depression, and anxiety.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant?

Rocky & Carlo’s in Chalmette

Q: What lead you to work in the addiction recovery field?

I went through treatment in 1997 and have been in recovery ever since. I wanted to give back the gifts I have been given by those who helped me.
Q: What is your style of facilitating group sessions?
Serious about change and recovery, yet laid back. Sarcastic.
Q: What is the most important thing you’d like your clients to learn while in treatment?
God’s Grace & Hope.
Q: Who are your role models?
Jesus Christ, My Dad, Billy Graham, My Pastor, & Ben Camp
Q: How would you describe The Recovery Center?
Q: What’s your favorite movie?
The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly