Tropical Storm Nate is expected to intensify into a Category1 Hurricane and make landfall in the vicinity of the Louisiana/Mississippi border this weekend. All patients of the Hammond and LaPlace clinics should be in touch with your clinics regarding special takeout medications. Special takeout medications will be given for Saturday October the 7th and Sunday October the 8th.
Please watch our website and Facebook page for additional instructions if necessary, during the course of this storm.
CHOICES OF LOUISIANA
Choices of Louisiana, Inc. is a private, out-patient center with facilities located in Alexandria and LaPlace. Our out-patient facilities serve patients who are dependent on Heroin, OxyContin, and other Schedule II narcotics. The Choices facilities offer state-of-the-art medical services and have a highly-trained professional staff that is committed to the wellbeing of the patient and the community.
Choices of Louisiana requires the patient to present with physical symptoms of mild withdrawals from narcotics, one year documented physical dependency to narcotics, and evidence they have the ability to pay for services.
Treatment for narcotic dependence is one of the most widely studied treatments of any disease in the world. Choices' out-patient program provides the dependent individual with an array of rehabilitative services. Appropriately prescribed medication relieves withdrawal symptoms, eliminates opioid cravings, and allows for normal functioning. The efficacy of appropriate medication increases significantly when coupled with counseling, on-site medical services, and other supportive treatment services. Choices of Louisiana utilizes Methadone and Suboxone as the appropriate proven medication for patients who are unable to maintain sobriety. The proper use of this medication prevents the spread of disease, stabilizes the patient for long-term employment, and improves the patient's quality of life.
The goal of our facilities is to move the patient toward a drug-free lifestyle, if medically indicated. Patients who have co-occurring disorders may be maintained by medication for a longer length of time.
OPIOID ADDICTION TREATMENT SERVICES
Choices' out-patient program provides the dependent individual with an array of rehabilitative services, including:
For individuals suffering from:
- Oxycontin Addiction
- Pain Pill Addiction
- Methadone Addiction
- Heroin Addiction
ACCREDITATIONS & LICENSING
Choices of Louisiana has been licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals for more than 10 years. Additionally, our LaPlace and Alexandria facilities are approved by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). Both of these Choices clinics have received accreditation of 3 years from the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation (CARF), the highest level of accreditation possible. This accreditation has been earned every three years consecutively since 2002. Our Northshore location will be receiving its first survey for accreditation in late 2013.
Currently, Choices of Louisiana, Inc. is honored to be the Louisiana Addiction Service Provider of the Year, as deemed by the Louisiana Association of Substance Abuse Counselors and Trainers, Inc. (LASACT).
This award was given to the company at the state conference in July 2010 held in Baton Rouge, La. This association is the State’s leader in advocacy for patient’s rights, education, and rehabilitation services.