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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.  

While some patients need intensive outpatient or inpatient treatment for their substance use disorder, not everyone does. Yet many substance abuse programs have a one size fits all orientation. If you  have completed a program,  need individual after care, or looking for more individualized treatment, you may want to consider  individual outpatient  therapy.

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/Emotional
  • 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.

  • 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

Lifedimensions,  828 Barataria Boulevard, Marrero, LA 70072 504-392-3498