Addiction Recovery Resources believes that true recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction is only possible when an individual is given the opportunity to reintegrate into his or her community environment. The Louisiana-based residential rehab allows its clients to do just that by offering a network of positive support, in addition to a continuum of care designed to meet the needs of patients at every stage of the disease. Family participation is also essential to recovery, and the wellness of the non-addicted family members is the goal of family participation. AAR believes that recovery is possible for all addicts and alcoholics, as well as the people who love them.
ABOUT ADDICTION RECOVERY RESOURCES, INC.
Addiction Recovery Resources, Inc., (AAR) is a private addiction treatment organization with facilities in Metairie and Harvey, La. The New Orleans-area location offers ambulatory detox, a residential program, intensive outpatient treatment, and transitional sober living services, for men and women struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Medication assisted treatment services are also offered. AAR takes pride in its specialized, highly credentialed medical staff and emphasizes education and family involvement in its programs.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at Addiction Recovery Resources centers is based on a 12-step model and incorporates a family systems model of therapy. A free initial assessment process is used to develop individualized treatment plans for each client.
Medically assisted detox services are provided on an outpatient basis, during a three- to five-day period which complements physical recovery with addiction education and referrals to continuing care.
ARR’s residential program consists of two phases: education and application. The 30-day education phase focuses on understanding substance use disorders and developing basic life skills. An additional two months of treatment applies these outcomes in addressing issues such as trauma, grief, conflict resolution, and nutrition. This period also serves as a transition phase, preparing clients for ongoing recovery outside of rehab. Residents are expected to work, attend school, or participate in volunteer activities throughout the application phase.
In addition to individual and group therapy and educational sessions, treatment plans incorporate experiential and expressive therapies, spiritual work, multi-family group sessions, and supervised drug testing. All graduates of this program are eligible for up to one year of.
The intensive outpatient program (IOP) uses the same treatment modalities as the residential program while meeting four evenings a week for eight weeks Notably, the client’s significant other is expected to attend all IOP sessions.
Throughout each AAR program, clients attend 12-step meetings and interact with the local recovery community.
In additional to chemical dependency, treatment is available to address sex and gambling addictions.
Addiction Recovery Resources employs multiple addictionologists who have earned certifications through the American Society of Addiction Medicine and pursue ongoing studies in advanced treatment techniques. The founding psychiatrist teaches at Tulane Medical School. Staff members also include master’s level therapists and licensed addiction counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Residential clients live in furnished apartments and prepare their own meals. Clients are not permitted to bring electronic devices such as laptops or tablets into the facility; however, they are able to use cell phones at specified times. Smoking is also allowed at designated times and areas, although cessation assistance is available. Supervised recreational activities are arranged on weekends.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Four former clients had submitted feedback for Addiction Recovery Resources to Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing. All but one agreed strongly that treatment was effective. The fourth alum would not recommend the facility to others.
Positive reviewers tended to praise the staff and all three characterized their AAR experience as life-saving or life-changing. Patrick wrote that staff members were “caring, professional, and willing to take extra time with each patient as needed.” On the other hand, alum M.D.L. reported inconsistency and turnover in counselors (while nevertheless rating the staff’s level of training and experience five out of five stars).
M.D.L. emphasized that treatment “was not holistic,” with no yoga, meditation, or nutritional therapies offered. This perspective conflicts with the priorities and opportunities listed on the facility’s website. In contrast to the other three alumni reviews, M.D.L. rated most aspects of accommodations poorly, including one star apiece for meals, nutrition, and exercise and leisure activities. Nevertheless, the facility’s cleanliness and upkeep received five stars.
Sixteen individuals contributed to an average rating of 4.1 out of five stars on AAR’s official Facebook page, which its staff may monitor. Opinions were split comparably to those on Best-rehabs.com, with 12 highly favorable and three negative. Positive reviewers agreed that the program was effective and the staff dedicated. Three reviews referenced various problems with organization at the facility and several individuals expressed disagreements about the relative reliance medication-assisted treatment at Addiction Recovery Resources, an issue of concern shared by one alum on Best-rehabs.com.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Four loved ones also submitted reviews to Best-rehabs.com and, in keeping with alumni trends, all but one represented treatment as highly effective effective. They also agreed on the high quality of accommodations and of staff education. All three asked to rate opportunities for family participation awarded four or five stars. Two ratedfive stars, in contrast to one alum’s review. The affordability or fair pricing of treatment also received four- and five-star ratings.
On Facebook, a mother raved about the transformation she saw in her son, writing that the staff “offered help in a way that was not felt to be controlling [or] locked down,they treated you with respect.”
According to the Addiction Recovery Resources website, coverage by more than a dozen insurance companies is accepted. The average self-pay cost for a 90-day program is $25,000, and AARto provide financing options.