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 Acadiana Treatment Center 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 Acadiana Treatment Center.

  • 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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Drug & Alcohol Intensive Outpatient Program in Louisiana

The goal of IOP at Acadiana Treatment Center is to empower the recovering individual to live a healthier, happier, and more productive life, free from destructive behaviors and dependence on addictive chemicals.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program

Learn More About the Intensive Outpatient Program at Acadiana Treatment Center

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), is specifically designed for those individuals who have reached a place in their recovery such that they feel ready and prepared to re-enter their regular lives and assume their former responsibilities. Men and women who have reached this stage have achieved a level of progress whereby they feel confident in their abilities to identify stressors, triggers and problem situations that are associated with their substance use and know which ones they have the skills to be able to cope with successfully, which ones they still may need to work on before attempting to confront them, and which ones they must accept the necessity of avoiding since the risk of relapse is too high.

Those attending our IOP program have also begun to recognize and correct the consequences of their substance abuse in terms of such areas of employment issues and interpersonal relationships.  The focus of this program is on the individual’s readiness to commit to assuming personal responsibility for the course of their life, setting goals to meet this commitment, and planning and engaging in actions that lead to successfully accomplishing their objectives.

We do not expect participants to assume responsibility for every area of their life and every effect or consequence of their substance use at once, as we know this would be an overwhelming task.  We work with you to set reachable goals, thereby providing you with success experiences you can build on until you feel confident that you can act in ways that positively affect your life.  This will further lead to your ability to assume responsibility for making accurate evaluations, judgments and attributions of causation for positive and negative events that occur and act accordingly by replacing previous justifications used to excuse unhealthy, impulsive or maladaptive behaviors.

Program Requirements

Learn More About Qualifications for Our Intensive Outpatient Program

Our IOP is based on the same philosophy with similarly structured services as all of our programs so you won’t feel the distress that often is experienced from transitioning to an unfamiliar program elsewhere.

Participants must be capable of fully participating in a 12 step recovery group with limited supervision.  In order to participate in this program, you must also be living in a situation that provides enough support and stability to provide a reliable, predictable environment while you are in our treatment and which will remain a fixed part of your life after you’ve completed the IOP program.

What to Expect

What to Expect in Our Intensive Outpatient Program in Louisiana

This program is a less arduous outpatient alternative compared to our Partial Hospitalization Program and is appropriate for those who also have co-occurring disorders.  Our IOP includes a comprehensive medical, psychosocial and psychological evaluation to ensure that all your current needs are being met since these will have changed as a result of the progress you’ve made in previous programs or treatment.   An individual counselor will be assigned to you, with whom you will meet with regularly to continue to address issues identified in previous treatment.  Your designated counselor will also help you keep track of your progress meeting the goals and objectives you’ve set for yourself as well as work with you to alter any parts of your treatment plan that you feel could be improved.

You will be provided with a minimum of ten hours of therapy a week spread over three evenings, which will include a combination of psychoeducational/skills building groups, process groups, individual therapy, and family therapy.  You will also be encouraged to take part in support groups which are separate from the 12-step recovery group.  Many of these provide continued opportunities for involvement once you have finished treatment and returned to your community full time.  Typically the program runs for eight weeks but this time frame can be altered as necessary to fit the needs of the individual.

Call one of our Admissions counselors to learn more about our IOP program.

A Foundation for Recovery

At Acadiana Treatment Center, we aim to help each client attain a thorough understanding of the concerns they're facing and learn how to find relief. Our treatment focuses on thorough education and employs proven methods of individualized treatment.

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It was only through the treatment programs at Acadiana was I able to find lasting recovery. I can't recommend Acadia enough to those who need it!

– Belinda F.
We are affiliated with the following organizations, which provide accreditation, education, and training to ensure quality mental health and addiction treatment.
  • Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • The Jason Foundation