Louisiana residents looking for help with a drug or alcohol problem have numerous outpatient treatment options, with 110 outpatient programs to choose from. There are several different outpatient programs available, with 103 regular outpatient facilities most of which also off intensive outpatient treatment. The outpatient options available in Louisiana include day treatment and partial hospitalization as well, with 16 facilities offer this service. For clients interested in outpatient detoxification there are 14 programs deliver this service as well as 9 facilities providing opiate maintenance services. Opiate maintenance services administer either methadone or buprenorphine to outpatient clients in an effort to stop cravings and opiate withdrawal. Methadone, buprenorphine and similar drugs can accomplish this in clients who are physically dependent to heroin or prescription pain killers, but it isn't beyond treating the acute physical symptoms they experience. There are outpatient programs for opiate dependent clients in the state however that offer effective drug free alternatives to this approach.
Both regular outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment services entail individual counseling and group therapy, and some programs even offer family therapy. The traditional 12-step models are the most common but there are also alternative outpatient programs in Louisiana including those which offer a holistic approach. Some clients need more intensive treatment because of the nature of their addiction or their person circumstances and because of these circumstances are at a high risk of relapse. So when inpatient treatment isn't possible although most ideal, an intensive outpatient program in Louisiana may help prevent a relapse due to the fact that it is much more intensive and because clients dedicate several days a week to treatment. This isn't the case with regular programs which only require 1 day a week typically.
Choosing the correct treatment program for yourself or a family member can be one of the the most important decisions you ever make. With so many choices for treatment, and so many variables to consider, getting help from a knowledgeable addiction specialist who understands what types of treatment will work best is invaluable.
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