Criteria for Admission

Minimum Admission Standards:

  • All individuals shall be 18 and older
  • Individuals must present with a history of addiction and current physiologic dependence
  • Individuals must verify at least one (1) year of addiction to opiates at admission
  • The Medical Director must authorize all admissions based on independent assessment of each patient, as indicated by the patient’s application for admission, before the first dose is administered



  • Released from a penal institution within the past six months
  • Pregnant and does not exhibit objective signs of opioid withdrawals
  • Was treated for opioid dependency within the last twenty-four (24) months and at risk of a relapse
  • was recently released from a chronic care facility and is at risk of a relapse


Exclusionary Criteria:

  • A patient may not be admitted to Choices of Louisiana Inc. if he or she is unable to meet basic needs
  • Actively dangerous to self and others
  • Self-destructive behavior requiring twenty-four (24) hour supervision




On October 20, 2018, the Hammond Clinic of Choices of Louisiana will be closed due to the Air Show that is scheduled for the Hammond Airport that day. There will be normal hours on Friday the 19th, and Monday the 22nd. This only affects the Hammond Clinic.