SPOTLIGHT: Baton Rouge, LA Affiliate’s Treatment Programs

SPOTLIGHT: Baton Rouge, LA Affiliate’s Treatment Programs

O’Brien House, NCADD’s Baton Rouge, LA Affiliate, offers an array of programs, including both inpatient and outpatient treatment.

Residential Program
The inpatient program is a three-month comprehensive, multi-phase residential program based on the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM) criteria. This program utilizes cognitive-behavioral, rational emotive and motivational enhancement therapies and includes:

  • A structured environment with individual and group counseling by qualified professionals;
  • Housing facilities for men and women;
  • Nutritionally balanced meals;
  • Involvement in Alcoholic’s Anonymous and other 12 Step Programs;
  • Life Skills Program which includes career counseling, job readiness training and job placement assistance.

The program consists of three phases.
Phase One is an average of two to three weeks in which clients may not leave the premises unless they are accompanied by a staff member except with prior approval and special permission from the treatment director. During this phase clients must attend daily 12-step meetings, including at least three outside meetings/week; attend therapeutic groups daily; demonstrate appropriate recovery skills through interaction with peers; remain in compliance with all prescribed medications at proper dosage levels, among other requirements.

Phase Two is six to eight weeks on average and requires clients to sign in and out for each activity off-premises. Among the requirements of this phase are attending five 12-step meetings/week, two of which are outside meetings; demonstrating appropriate peer interaction with the community; finding and maintaining full-time employment and developing a money management plan.

Phase Three, the final phase of the clinical program, prepares the client for transition. In order to be in this phase, client should be approximately 60 days clean and sober, have a sponsor and home group, and have all fees and savings up-to-date. Phase Three clients no longer need passes to leave the property, but they must sign in and out.

Outpatient Programs
For individuals able to live without the structure of residential treatment, O’Brien House offers a multi-level Outpatient Treatment Program that allow clients to remain productive citizens, employed and living with their families, while learning new skills to deal with their addiction. Entrance is based on an assessment to determine the severity of the addiction and the ability to live independently. Clients can move from one level of treatment to another according to their progress.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
To qualify, the client must have a psychosocial evaluation to determine appropriate level of care. The IOP consists of three 3-hour session per week for four weeks.

Outpatient Program (OP)
The OP is for clients who have established a period of sobriety and stabilized. This group builds on what the clients have learned from the IOP program. It is a nine week course that meets once a week for four hours.

Adult Substance Education Program (ASEP) is a component of the local DWI Diversion Program which meets one evening/week for 2 hours.

For more information:
Executive Director: Todd Hamilton
Baton Rouge LA 70802
225/344 6345
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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