Acadiana Addiction Center

Acadiana Addiction Center Sunset Louisiana

Our philosophy identifies alcohol abuse and drug abuse as primary, chronic and progressive disorders. These disorders affect the ability to effectively cope with life. As a result, addicts begin a progressive deterioration in all major areas of their life. The addictive signs show up physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. This also begins an intensive erosion of family values and relationships. Through a multi-disciplinary approach and an active involvement of our patients’ significant family members, the recovery process begins. This involvement includes active participation in weekly family care sessions and the three-day family workshop. Throughout the healing process, Acadiana Addiction Center also believes that early and continued involvement with 12 step self-help groups is crucial in the ongoing recovery of alcoholics/addicts and their families. Our patients are treated with dignity as they heal their lives – mind, body, and soul.

ABOUT ACADIANA ADDICTION CENTER

Operating since 2004, Acadiana Addiction Center provides a full continuum of treatment programs for adults struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health difficulties. Located in the community of Sunset, La., 15 miles north of Lafayette, the facility offers residential treatment, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), and intensive outpatient program (IOP). If necessary, the center also facilitates medically supervised detoxification services.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Before beginning treatment, clients undergo an initial substance abuse and psychiatric evaluation to determine an individualized treatment program and appropriate level of care. Individuals who require detoxification or would benefit from a supervised, highly-structure environment may be referred to the Acadiana Addiction Center’s residential program. The residential program typically lasts between 30 and 90 days, depending on the individual’s needs.

During residential treatment, residents adhere to a structured schedule of weekly individual therapy session and group counseling, which are process- and education-oriented. Group counseling is designed to help clients regulate emotions and learn skill-building techniques to help prevent relapse. Family members are also invited to attend weekly counseling and educational sessions and a three-day family program.

Counseling sessions utilize a range of therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and reality-based therapy. These evidence-based approaches are designed to correct faulty thinking, modify behavior, and help clients set goals. Acadiana Addiction Center also adheres to the 12-step model of recovery. Residents may attend on-site meetings and attend educational workshops on the principles and practices of 12-Step.

Along with evidence-based treatment approaches, the facility also incorporates a number of holistic and experiential treatment approaches. Residents attend spiritual counseling sessions, as well as participate in art therapy sessions and therapeutic recreation. Clients also receive nutritional consultations. In addition, dually diagnosed clients receive ongoing psychiatric evaluations and medication management. Once a individual completes residential treatment, Acadiana Addiction Center strongly encourages clients to utilize its PHP or IOP as transitional aftercare services.

PHP offers daily treatment for clients, while IOP involves a minimum of 10 hours of weekly programming. Both programs entails individual, group, and family counseling sessions. Clients must also fully participate with a community-based 12-step fellowship while enrolled in an outpatient-based program. Acadiana Addiction Center also facilitates an alumni community with scheduled events and activities.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Acadiana Addiction Center employs a multidisciplinary team of physicians, psychiatrists, licensed substance abuse counselors, dieticians, a nursing staff, addictionologists, and recreational therapists.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Offering a tranquil, rural environment, Acadiana Addiction Center’s spacious campus features a central pond, outdoor gazebos, walking paths, a fully equipped fitness center, basketball court, an indoor pool, and TV lounge. Clients share simply yet comfortable double-occupancy bedrooms.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The three alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave generally positive opinions of the facility. Two alumni polled on the matter both gave perfect five out of five-star ratings for the treatment staff’s level of experience and training, as well as four- and five-star ratings for the facility’s ability to treat co-occurring disorders. “This is where I got my life back. Taught me how to live life like an adult with life on life terms,” alum R.C.T wrote. Alum C.E. added: “The staff at the facility show that they truly care.”

However, one alum did offer a more moderate three-star rating for the facility’s counseling options. “More options for things to do and a little more freedom with the choices,” the anonymous alum wrote.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

With a few exceptions, the eight loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com also generally approved of the facility. The six survey respondents polled by on matters offered average ratings of 4.5 stars for the staff’s level of experience and training, four stars for the facility’s counseling options, and 3.67 stars for the level of family participation. Offering a four-star rating for the facility’s discharge planning, one loved one wrote: “I find that this facility really cared about my loved one. The never gave up on them, and treated her with respect.” Loved one D.G. added: “Availability of staff and treatment continuity was wonderful.”

However, some loved ones were critical of some areas of treatment, citing the professionalism of particular counselors and limited insurance acceptance as weaknesses. Collectively, the six loved ones also offered an average rating of 2.5 stars for the facility’s inclusion of holistic treatments.

FINANCING

Acadiana Addiction Center accepts a number of private insurance providers, including Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Beacon, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Reviews about Acadiana Addiction Center

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attended one year post counceling, confronding in the presence of all fellow patients
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  • Family education aftercare was a strength. Holistic health can be better. Availability of staff and treatment continuity was wonderful.
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  • Stability accountability fortitude the 12 steps; Family oriented spiritual commitment were strengths. Could be more updated. Sometimes personal views cloud the professional duties. This is where I got my life back. Taught me how to live life like an adult with life on life terms. On a personal note, two weeks after I entered the facility another addict came in too. We bonded really well. We started to be able to have a true friend to lean on. We went thru everything together. Trying to get our lives back in order. We spent 13 months at the facility working with each other and supporting each other. We were able to help each other dig deep into the program and get all the spirituality we could. We went they the highs and the lows of rehab life daily. We saw many clients come and go but kept pushing each other to finish the program no matter how many times we were fed up and wanted to leave. The facility taught us how to love ourselves and prepare ourselves to love others when we graduated. A year and a month I finally graduated and a month later my friend followed. We learned so much from each other and what the true meaning of friendship and support really is. We now run 3 different meetings at our rehab facility and continue to help other addicts in their journey. Learn to love yourself and then find someone to share that spiritual love and care with. We are a very special exception that actually worked for us. If it wasn't for us both going to the exact same time and at the exact same place, we never would have met. I believe that our higher powers had a hand in all of this. I thank him everyday for giving me the strength to change my life for the better and being able to share this gift of recovery with my husband and other addicts alike. Thank you.
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  • The staff and food is great. More options for things to do and a little more freedom with the choices.
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  • Location was good but Insurance was complicated. Was pleasant experience considering the bad situation
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  • Detox programs Group Therepy Fitness and recreation Living space were all strengths. I find that this facility really cared about my loved one. The never gave up on them, and treated her with respect.
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  • friendly people but cleanliness was an issue. people seem to care about the work they do
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  • Improvements and great strategy. The experience was great my brother learned alot and was able to control his problem.they provided him with plenty of books and notes to review
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  • The facility was very well maintained and had a very professional appearance. Treatment was religiously-based and likely would not appeal to non-religious attendants. This facility was very expensive and unfortunately did not work for my father. It may, however, work for a patient that is more religiously-driven and willing to accept care.