Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions

Q: Is there a bed available?
A: This varies daily because of patients being admitted and completing the program. Call AAC and you will get an answer for that day.

Q: Do you take Medicaid/Medicare?
A: No, As a private facility, we accept insurance and self-pay for treatment. However, we can refer those inquiries to other programs.

Q: How do I get in?
A: Call AAC and schedule an appointment to be assessed by our Admissions Professionals.

Q: Where are you located?
A: We are located at 156 Choctaw Rd, Sunset, LA 70584.

Q: What happens if someone completes an assessment but does not meet criteria for admission?
A: Acadiana Addiction Center will make a referral to the most appropriate level of care based on each individual case.

Q: How does someone get help or treatment for a drug and alcohol problem?
A: Acadiana Addiction Center has a 24/7 hot line for service any hour, any day.  Once contact has been made, a free assessment is scheduled and held to determine the client’s needs.

Staff

Q: What training and credentials does your treatment team have?
A: Our treatment team consists of medical doctors, psychiatrists, licensed counselors, nurses, substance abuse technicians, and other supporting administrative staff.

Q: What type of accreditation or licensing does the program have?
A: We are licensed by the State of Louisiana and are CARF accredited. As a CARF-accredited service provider, we commit to quality improvement, focus on the unique needs of each person the provider serves, and monitor the results of services.

Support

Q: What type of help is available for families?
A: The professionals at AAC understand that successful rehabilitation for the addict includes help for the family members affected by the addiction. Family is strongly encouraged to participate in weekend family program as well as an intensive, three day family workshop.  Additionally, there is an on-going weekly family support group to help a client’s family help the client.

Q: Is there ongoing support after leaving treatment?
A: AAC feels that a network of support is essential to a successful program of recovery. After graduation Alumni is encouraged to participate in our Aftercare Group. In our Aftercare group our trained professionals will help the individual combine their newly gained knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy recovering lifestyle. AAC’s staff is also dedicated to supporting those who have begun the journey of recovery by providing an array of alumni activities, events and service opportunities.

Treatment

Q: What is the treatment process?
A: Acadiana Addiction Center’s treatment process is to facilitate our patients’ journey to a new life of abstinence from drugs, alcohol, and other addictions through education, an individualized treatment plan, and other proven tools of recovery.

Q: What is the length of stay?
A: Length of stay depends upon the assessment and the recommendations made by the Admissions Professional, but generally run 30-, 60-, or 90-days.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: There are many variables which determine the cost of treatment. Call AAC and in a short time, the cost of treatment can be established.

Q: What is your treatment philosophy?
A: Our philosophy identifies alcohol abuse and drug abuse as primary, chronic and progressive disorders. These disorders affect the ability to effectively cope with life. As a result, addicts begin a progressive deterioration in all major areas of their lives. The addictive signs show up physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. This also begins an intensive erosion of family values and relationships.

Throughout the healing process, AAC believes that early and continuing involvement with 12 step self-help groups is crucial in the ongoing recovery of the alcoholic/addict and their family.

Q: Is treatment gender-specific?
A: Some process groups are mixed gender and some are single gender.  The extended care level for males is housed at one location and the extended care level for females is housed at another.

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