Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center has been helping people recover from addiction for more than 20 years. Our team of caring professionals share over 250 years of experience in breaking the cycle of this devastating, chronic disease. We believe recovery must occur in three areas: physical, emotional and spiritual. Our program is designed to address all three of these key areas from day one. Our facilities and staff provide an environment that encourages a return to basic living skills, development of non-addictive coping skills, recognition of character defects, development of a non self-centered way of living, and a spiritual approach to life.
ABOUT PALMETTO ADDICTION RECOVERY CENTER
Surrounded by a lake and set on 70 rural acres in the northeastern corner of Louisiana, Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center offers residential and intensive outpatient treatment to adult men and women struggling with substance abuse issues. Clients withare also welcomed, and medically monitored detox services are offered on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Assessment is carried out by the entire staff and considers the client’s behavior, assumption of responsibility, and emotional and spiritual development. Most clients take about 90 days to complete all phases of treatment. Palmetto also offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which many clients move into following their residential stay.
Treatment follows a 12-Step, therapeutic community model, with clients expected to work together in regular groups to problem solve in a drug-free setting, as well as participate in individual counseling, family therapy, daily 12-step meetings, and addiction education classes. Medication management is also provided.
Palmetto offers a specialized treatment track for professionals, including medical workers, attorneys, judges, social workers, and licensed professional counselors. Topics include work addiction, caregiving, caretaking, ethics, career adjustment issues, and self-image.
A family program is offered for loved ones and involves counseling, education, and a two-day family workshop. There is also a relapse track for those who have trouble maintaining recovery, which involves extensive work identifying and exploring triggers.
Boasting a staff-to-client ratio of 1:2, Palmetto’s treatment team includes a medical director, a psychiatrist and two attending physicians, along with registered nurses, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, spiritual counselors, and Ph.D. and master’s level counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The 100-bed facility is located on 70 acres surrounded by water. Clients are housed in gender-specific cabins on the scenic, remote campus. Each cabin has a kitchen, a living room, and double bedrooms. The campus also has a fitness room, plus basketball and tennis courts.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alumni responses to Palmetto were mostly positive or mixed. When asked if they would recommend the facility, Best-rehabs.com survey respondents gave an average rating of 3.85 out of five stars. Of the 21 clients surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing, three credited the facility with saving their lives, including M.H., who praised the rehab for its personalized approach and described her experience as a “life-changing event.”
Other alumni commended the thoroughness of the program and its ability to uncover underlying issues. Alum Jan told Best-rehabs.com: “This treatment facility and the counselors showed me how to dig further, to expose my weakness, fears, behaviors, thoughts, feelings etc. This allowed me to face and process the roots of my addiction.”
Not all alumni felt this way, though. Of the 21 formers patients surveyed, five rated their overall treatment effectiveness just two out of five stars or less. Some former clients took issue with the facility’s very traditional, 12-step treatment method.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Loved ones gave Palmetto mostly positive feedback — of the six surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing, five said they would recommend the program to others, with an average rating of 3.8 out of five stars. “People Listen to your Problems and honestly try there best to Help” wrote an anonymous friend of one alum.
Family members also gave the facility an average rating of four out of five stars for its family participation.
Fees for residential treatment start at $11,800 for the first month, $10,100 for the second month, and $8,000 for the third month. Costs for outpatient treatment start at $2,400 per month. The facility does accept some private insurance plans.