Treatment Programs at Acadiana Recovery Center

Acadiana Recovery Center Offers a Complete Range of Behavioral Treatment Programs that Focus on:

  • Grief and Loss counseling. Programs that are designed to help offenders work through personal losses such as death, divorce, loss of children, abuse, or any other grief related issues.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). An open-ended self-help program designed to help offenders understand negative behavior patterns and to take personal responsibility for their actions. Community volunteers facilitate weekly male and female groups.
  • Recovery Dynamics. The Recovery Dynamics treatment curriculum teaches the twelve-step recovery program clearly and comprehensively. Recovery Dynamics curriculum orients clients toward twelve-step support groups through substance abuse education and intensive individual and group counseling. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques are used to help achieve a change in attitude and behavior. This has been one of the most successful programs in the United States, and through it we have seen tens of thousands liberated from addiction.
  • Living in Balance. Living in Balance is an evidence based treatment program that draws from cognitive –Twelve step approaches and can be easily customized for specific client populations or treatment tracks. Living in Balance is a means of utilizing the sessions to integrate a client’s mental, physical and emotional well-being into their addiction treatment and helping to bring one’s life into balance.
Treatment Programs Acadiana Recovery Center

Our Treatment Program Includes:

  • Residential Treatment (Inpatient)
  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
  • Transitional Living
  • Outpatient (OP)
  • Treatment Group Therapy
  • Dual Diagnosis/ Co-occurring Disorder Treatments
  • Family Therapy
  • Trauma Counseling
  • Grief Counseling

At Acadiana Recovery Center, we are also committed to treating individuals suffering from substance abuse, opiate addiction, and alcoholism.

For information regarding admission, you may call 225-939-3656. You may also dial 327-524-1415 for questions and inquiries. We look forward to guiding you on your recovery journey.

What Type of Treatment is Provided?

The Acadiana Recovery Center is a residential treatment program for adult men and women who suffer from chemical dependence. It is licensed under the Department of Health and Hospitals.

Customary referral procedure for admission is facilitated through assessments done by outpatient clinics, hospitals, detox facilities and onsite technicians. Approximately 85-90 percent of admissions are people from within the city of Lafayette and outlying eight parish area.

Managed care requires that basic admission criteria be met: candidates 18 years or older (males and females); have a primary diagnosis of alcohol and/or drug addiction, as set in the DSM-5; and meet a six dimension assessment appropriate to residential (3.5) level of care treatment.

In this as in all programs Acadiana Recovery Center staff meets and exceeds the highest standards of their respective professional disciplines and offers sensitive, insightful and constructive treatment for the chemically dependent client.

Many different kinds of professionals provide treatment programs for substance abuse disorders. In most treatment programs, the main caregivers are specially trained individuals certified or licensed as substance abuse counselors. Most these counselors and techs are people who are in recovery themselves.

Our treatment program assigns patients to a team of recovery professionals. Depending on the type of treatment, the team can be made up of social workers, counselors, doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, or other professionals.

What Happens when I go into Acadiana Recovery Center Treatment Program?

Everyone entering Acadiana Recovery Center’s treatment program receives a clinical assessment. A complete assessment is necessary to provide our staff of treatment professionals the information necessary to give you the best care. The
assessment also helps our counselors work with you and design an effective treatment plan.

Although clinical assessment continues throughout your treatment program, it starts at your admission to our treatment program. The counselor will begin by gathering information about you, asking many questions such as:

  • What type of drugs, the amount, and length of time of
    substance abuse
  • Issues surrounding your substance abuse
  • The effect that drugs or alcohol use had in your life
  • Your medical history
  • Current medical problems you might have
  • Medication you might be currently taking
  • Mental health issues or problems
  • Family issues and needs
  • Legal or financial problems you might be having
  • Educational background
  • Current living situation
  • Employment history and any stability issues
  • School performance (if applicable)
  • Previous treatment center experiences or attempts to quit drug or alcohol use.

Your counselor may invite you and a family member to answer questions and express your own concerns as well. Be honest — this is not the time to cover up your feelings. Our professional counselors need to get the full scope of your problem to plan and implement the most effective treatment program to fit your needs.

It is very important for our counselors to know whether your family members have any serious medical or emotional problems that may have had an impact on your addiction.

It may be difficult answering some of these questions or completing the interview, but remember: our professional counseling staff is there to help you and your loved ones. Our professional addiction counselors use the information to recommend the best type of treatment program to fit your needs.

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There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ program; to work, the treatment program needs to meet your family member’s needs as well as yours. Remember – our addiction not only has a negative effect on our life but those closest to us as well.

After the assessment, a counselor is assigned to manage your case. Our counselors will work with you and your family to develop a treatment plan. This plan lists opportunities, goals for treatment, and ways to meet those goals.

Based on the assessment, the counselor may refer you to a physician to decide if medical supervision is needed to stop alcohol or drug use safely.

Medically supervised drug or alcohol detox uses medication to help withdraw from alcohol or drugs. People who have been taking large amounts of opioids such as heroin, Oxycontin ®, hydrocodone, Benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax), fentanyl, or alcohol.

Taking any of these narcotics either alone or together – you may need medically monitored or managed withdrawal services. Sometimes, withdrawal symptoms can be so severe that people hallucinate, have convulsions, or develop other dangerous conditions.

Medically Supervised Detox

Medication can help prevent or treat such conditions. Anyone who has hallucinations or seizures from alcohol withdrawal that could complicate detoxification may need medical supervision to detoxify safely.

Medically supervised withdrawal can take place on a regular medical ward of a hospital or in a specialized inpatient detoxification unit. Detoxification may take several days to a week or more. During that time, the person will receive medical care and may begin to receive education about his or her disease.

Not everyone needs inpatient medically supervised detox. People with mild withdrawal symptoms from drugs like cocaine, marijuana,or methamphetamine do not generally need to be hospitalized for detoxification. However, they may need outpatient medical care, a lot of support, and someone to ensure their well-being.

On site detoxification is not part of Acadiana Recovery Center’s residential treatment program; however we do have access to facilities that can help. After completing detoxification then you can be admitted to our in patient treatment program.

Acadiana Recovery Center Residential Treatment Program

Our residential program provides a living environment with treatment services. Our treatment program lasts about 30 days. The residential treatment program often has phases of treatment, and different expectations and activities during each phase.
For example, in the first phase of treatment contact with family, friends, and job may be restricted.

This restriction helps you become part of the treatment community and adjust to the treatment setting. In a later phase, you may be able to start working again, going “home” to transitional living every evening. If your loved one is in a residential treatment program as well, it is important that you know and understand the program rules and expectations.

Our residential programs are best for people who do not have stable living or employment situations and/or have limited or no family support. Acadiana Recovery Center’s treatment program helps people with very serious substance abuse disorders who have been unable to get and stay sober or drug free in other treatment programs.

Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Programs


The Acadiana Recovery Center Outpatient Services Program is a three month substance abuse program that meets four times a week. The program is structured, regimented, and operates on a Twelve Step Recovery Model. Each step of the program has both specific and unique tasks geared towards the individual client’s needs.

Clients are required to attend Twelve Step Recovery meetings and begin a recovery based lifestyle including abstinence, and working with a sponsor to build a recovery network. Clients must attend group therapy sessions, individual counseling, substance abuse education, and agree to periodic drug screening. Clients completing the program are invited to continue in the Aftercare program.

The Acadiana Recovery Center Outpatient Services Program is available to any person who has a drug or alcohol problem, requiring treatment in an outpatient setting or requiring a continuum of care upon completing Inpatient treatment.

The program is located at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Community Corrections Campus located at 100 Poydras Street in Lafayette.

Outpatient treatment is offered in the evenings or days on week days so participants can go to work. Intensive outpatient treatment programs have different requirements for attendance.

Intensive Outpatient

Our intensive outpatient program is called Rehab. It is licensed under the Department of Health and Hospitals. It is structured off of a five phase program evidenced based modified therapeutic community.

Phase I

a client is transferred to the REHAB Program; where the client will undergo intensive treatment and counseling for the first thirty days. This includes job readiness training, substance abuse treatment, and behavior modification.

Phase II

the client gains employment, and continues to participate in an individual therapy plan determined by his/her situation and needs.

Phase III

begins after a minimum of ninety days during which the client must have remained employed and have met the majority of the goals in his/her individualized treatment plan.

Phase IV

If the client has met all requirements and personal objectives, then they are assigned a discharge plan which could include continued treatment. If the client is an offender he may be eligible for transition into housing in the community through the Alternative Sentencing Program.

Phase V

the client has met and accomplished all the program requirements of treatment and counseling outlined in his/her discharge plan. The Rehab program staff meets and exceeds the highest standards of their respective professional disciplines and offers sensitive, insightful and constructive treatment for the chemically dependent client.

*Note – Some programs require daily attendance; others meet only one to three times per week. Intensive outpatient treatment programs require a person to attend 15 to 20 hours of treatment activities per week. Outpatient programs can last from about 2 months to 3 months depending on counselor recommendation.