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" God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change the courage to change the things I can and the  wisdom to know the difference."--The Serinity Prayer               




If you or a love one is suffering with an alcohol or drug problem, I want you to know that there is hope. People recover from addictions everyday.  But it takes courage to make the right choices in your life. It takes wisdom to make the decison to seek  help.


Let's face it, no one likes to admit they have an addiction problem.  And unfortunately, many people do not seek help until they are arrested for drunk driving(DWI), tested positive for drugs on the job, or their spouse has threatened divorce.  


We at LifeDimensions recognize that not everyone can quit work for several months and enter a rehab program.  So we have morning and evening addiction education and counseling classes.  You can continue to earn a living while dealing with your substance abuse problem.


Research shows that people are most successful in recoverying from an addiction when the treatment is holistic, that is, it address all of the  person's needs:


  • Physical
  • Mental
  • Social
  • Spiritual




We recognized that not everyone is a full-fledge addict and needs intensive treatment.  So we always do a comprehensive addiction evaluation and take a good psychosocial history to determine the appropriate level  of care that you need.

 All effective treatment programs contain three components.

  • Detox--Medical management of withdrawel symptoms
  • Counseling--Addiction education and relapse prevention
  • Aftercare--Ongoing recovery support through AA/NA and ALANON


For example, if you have an ongoing history of excessive drinking, you may have to attend an inpatient detox program before entering our program to help you safely deal with alcohol  withrawel symptoms. 

On the other hand, clients with a history of abusing opiates or pain prescription medication may  attend our program and  go through detox on an outpaitient basis. They can also receive medication to help them deal with opiate withdrawel.

Some clients , however, may not need any type of detox program.

The important things is that you talk with a professional addiction counseler or therapist who can provide you with the right information so you can make the right choice.


While the focus of treatment is psychoeducational in nature, teaching client skills on how to abstain and maintain sobriety, we also provide individual and family counseling .

Counseling and other behavioral therapies are critcal components of virtually all effective treatment.

For clients dealing with individual issues like depression, anxiety, or marital conflict, indiviudal and family therapy are often a must to insure ongoing recovery success.


The main component of our addiction program is the psychosocial education groups. The groups are organized around topics central to maintaining sobriety.  Each group is a combination of video and discussion.


  • Blocks to recovery
  • Breaking denial
  • Codependency/enabling
  • Combating loneliness, boredom, anxiety, depression
  • Communication skills
  • Anger Management
  • Coping with grief and loss
  • Effect of alcohol and drugs on the mind and body
  • Exploring methods of relaxation
  • Family dynamices as it relates to addiction
  • Lifestyle changes/alternative to using chemicals
  • The process of addiction
  • The process of recovery
  • Relapse prevention
  • Introduction to the12 steps of AA/NA

**Groups are designed to qualify for DWI education.  We provide communcation to your lawyer and courts if needed.


Psychosocial education groups are presently only $20.00 per session.  Sorry, no insurance payment is available. You, along with you counselor, determine how often you need to attend.

For example, clients  who only need DWI education need only come once a week. 

Indiviudal and Family therapy can be paid with insurance.  For clients without insurance a sliding-fee is available.



















Lifedimensions, 1581 Carol Sue Ave.  Suite 211, Gretna, LA 70056  504-392-3498