Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Longleaf Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Longleaf Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Adult Inpatient Program for Chemical Dependency & Addiction

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.

Addiction Treatment Program

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.

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.

Admissions Process

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.

Types of Therapy

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Premium Care & Attention

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.

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.

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Longleaf Hospital has really helped me and gave me a new chance at life. And I am so thankful for that.

– Anonymous Patient
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