Adult men and women ages 18 and above who have been struggling with substance abuse and chemical dependency can start their path to lifelong recovery at Longleaf Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Our chemical dependency unit is a highly structured and supportive program in which experienced professionals work closely with men and women to help them overcome the compulsion to abuse alcohol or other drugs and develop the skills and strategies that will support long-term sobriety.
The treatment program for men and women who have been struggling with substance abuse incorporates the principles and practices of the 12-Step Recovery Model, along with elements of the Living in Balance curriculum and the Recovery Dynamics program. As is the case with all types and levels of treatment at Longleaf Hospital, your time in the chemical dependency unit will be a highly personalized experience, with all aspects of treatment customized according to your specific needs, strengths, and goals.
The following are among the many benefits of being treated for chemical dependency at Longleaf Hospital:
For individuals who have been incapable of ending their active substance abuse prior to starting treatment, our medically monitored detoxification program can be the optimal starting point.
Depending upon which substances you have been abusing, and the length of time you have been addicted to these substances, attempting to withdraw on your own can be a painful and potentially dangerous experience. Our detox program offers a safer and more comfortable option, which significantly increases the likelihood that you will complete the process and take a profound step toward a healthier future.
In detox, you will receive around-the-clock care to ensure your safety and minimize discomfort while you rid your body of addictive substances. Then, once you have successfully completed detox, you can transition directly into the chemical dependency unit, where you will engage in a variety of therapeutic activities.
When you arrive at our center, one of your first accomplishments will be to complete a thorough admissions assessment. This assessment will enable us to identify all of the issues that may have contributed to or been impacted by your substance abuse struggles. Following this assessment, you will work with the members of your treatment team to develop a personalized plan that will address your needs and meet your treatment goals.
To ensure that you have the comprehensive support that will allow you to gain a strong foothold in early recovery, your treatment team may recommend incorporating the following elements into your personalized treatment plan:
Medication management: If your substance abuse problem is accompanied by a co-occurring mental health disorder, you may be able to benefit from certain prescription medications. If your mental health symptoms can be alleviated in this manner, we can add medication management services into your personalized treatment plan while you are in our care.
Individual therapy: One-on-one sessions with a Master’s level social worker can be excellent opportunities for you to process successes and setbacks during treatment and address issues or concerns that you may be hesitant to discuss in a group environment. At Longleaf, you will participate in individual therapy on a regular basis throughout your time in the chemical dependency unit.
Group therapy: Group therapy provides a wealth of benefits for men and women who are recovering from a substance use disorder. Groups are structured and supportive environments in which you can share your thoughts and insights, learn from the experiences of others, practice healthy interpersonal communication skills, and form valuable relationships with others who are at similar stages in the recovery process. Multiple groups, all of which are led by experienced professionals, are held on a daily basis at our center.
Family therapy: At Longleaf Hospital, we know that the impact of substance abuse and addiction can extend far beyond the individual who is struggling with the substance use disorder. We also value and appreciate the important role that family members can play in supporting their loved one’s continued recovery. Family therapy, which can be scheduled on an as-needed basis, is an excellent forum in which you and your loved ones can come together with an experienced professional to heal damaged relationships, strengthen your family unit, and learn how to make the lifestyle changes that will allow you to best support each other following your time in treatment.
The clinical services and structured programming at our center are essential elements in our ability to provide you with an optimal treatment experience. But without a doubt, the heart and soul of Longleaf Hospital is found in the compassionate and dedicated professionals who will work with you every day while you are in our care.
At our center, treatment is not a passive experience. You will be encouraged and expected to take active ownership over your recovery, and to work in close collaboration with the members of your treatment team. We are confident that you will discover that these men and women are dedicated to providing you with a world-class treatment experience, one that puts you at the center of all efforts and provides you with the focused care that will enable you to see immediate benefits and achieve long-term success.
Depending upon your specific needs and the type and level of services that you receive at our center, your treatment team may include a psychiatrist, a certified addictionologist, social workers, licensed counselors, a pharmacist, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, and other experienced professionals.
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For additional information about our chemical dependency treatment program, or for answers to any questions that you may have about any aspect of care at Longleaf Hospital in Alexandria, LA, please do not hesitate to contact us at your convenience. A friendly and knowledgeable member of our team is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We look forward to helping you decide if our center is the perfect place for you or your loved one.