What diagnosis is required for admission?
To be admitted to our program, you must be diagnosed with being addicted to opioids for at least one year. Exceptions may apply for referrals from parole, prison referral or pregnancy, so please contact us if you are unsure if you meet the criteria. See Admissions Criteria for more information.
What’s happens at Choices of Louisiana?
Individuals who have experienced serious problems due to drugs and/or other destructive behaviors come here to learn how to make changes in the way they think and make decisions. We put you in charge of your own treatment; there is nothing us, or anyone else, can do for you or to you that will automatically make your life how you want it to be. Only you can do that. We encourage clients to practice different ways of thinking, feeling and acting. We try to make your transition as simple as possible, but that doesn’t mean that the changes you want to make in your life are going to be easy ones.
What do we do while at Choices of Louisiana?
We ask that you first make a decision that you will not drink alcohol or use drugs today. Once that decision is made, you are then free to follow our daily program schedule of activities. Our program will take you step-by-step, day-by-day, and help you change the way you’re living your life. You must agree to follow the schedule and rules at Choices of Louisiana in exchange for treatment services.
Why are there so many rules?
We have other patients in our program with a common desire to correct some of issues that they are having in their lives. Our friendly staff, utilizing their years of experience, developed our procedures to assist our patients in addiction recovery and making their process as seamless as possible. During your initial orientation, the Choices of Louisiana rules and procedures will be explained to you.
Will I have a mentor or counselor?
Yes, depending on the day of the week you are admitted, you will be assigned a counselor. Your counselor will be visiting with you and determining the basic plan we’ll be using for your treatment.
Do I have to attend any programs?
No you do not. Our treatment program encourages that you expose yourself to any 12-Step Programs that may apply because they often help individuals live happier and more satisfying lives. However, this is not a requirement to be involved in this program.
How old do I have to be?
Choices of Lousiana only accepts patients 18 years or older. However, we can recommend facilities that can assit you if you are suferring from and addiction problem and you are under 18 years old.
Will you accept patients coming out of the prison system?
Yes we do. Please contact us for more information.
Does your program accept insurance?
Some insurance companies will reimburse you for your treatment with us. You must be referred from the V.A. to be reimbursed from them.
What if I don’t meet your criteria?
Choices will refer you to an alternative facility that is better equipped to assist you.
What happens in the case of a natural disaster?
Choices will make arrangements for you to receive treatment at facilities in other cities.