Addictive Disease


Big Book Study Group: In-depth reading and discussion of the “big book” of Alcoholics Anonymous. Individual reading and written work may take place during this period depending on the needs of the group.

Lecture: Facilitated by a nurse, social worker, physician, chaplain or counselor, lecture topics include medication education, spiritual issues, grief, humor self-talk and self-help.

Self-help Support Group: AA, NA, AL, ANON, ACOA, ect., are support groups for the patient and family dealing with various addictive disease issues. These meetings are usually open to the general public and are led by a volunteer from the recovering community in various community locations.

Process Groups: These groups provide an opportunity for patients to give input into their treatment plan, receive feedback from the clinical team, and participate in structured activities related to various didactic groups. Peer review may also provide feedback about patient progress in the various programs.

Treatment Program: Daily Community – facilitated daily by unit staff, community is designed to enhance the patient’s ability to function in social settings with both staff and peers. Morning and/or afternoon community meetings are utilized to establish and evaluate goals set by each patient in the acute programs.

Recovery Model Options (Smart Recovery): We offer 2 different models to choose from to follow for your path to recovery. We offer the traditional 12-step program and we also offer Smart Recovery Self-Management and recovery Training. Smart Recovery originates in science. It is a 4-Point Program: Building and Maintaining Motivation; coping with urges; managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; living a balanced life.

Detoxification & Withdrawal Management : Withdrawal Management refers to the psychological and medical processes that can become life-threatening depending on the drug involved and the severity of the addiction. The duration and intensity of the withdrawal that accompany vary greatly and become increasingly dangerous to a person who is duel-diagnosed with additional physical and behavioral health problems.

Pharmacotherapy: Can be initiated for the treatment of severe emotional disturbances accompanied by chemical abuse/addiction upon written order of the attending physician. Medication aides in the symptoms during the detoxification process as well as is used for drug cravings following the completion of the process.

For an immediate assessment.


Please contact us at (337) 446-3428. Admissions are accepted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Referrals may be made by physicians, mental health professionals, social service agencies, family members, friends or self. Admission decisions are made by a psychiatrist.

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To schedule a no-cost assessment or for more information, please call (318) 300-3959 (24/7), or use the form below. Walk-ins are welcome, and appointments can also be made. We respect your privacy and hold all information discussed in the strictest confidence.

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Physician’s Behavioral Hospital does not exclude, deny benefits, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission to or participation in any of its programs, services, or activities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to complying fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act.