Alexandria VA Health Care System - Natchitoches CBOC

Alexandria VA Health Care System - Natchitoches CBOC

Drug Rehab Center in Natchitoches, Louisiana

About Alexandria VA Health Care System - Natchitoches CBOC in Louisiana

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Alexandria VA Health Care System - Natchitoches CBOC is an accredited drug rehab in Natchitoches, Louisiana that offers a variety of methods methods and programs for Alcoholism, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opioid Addiction, Drug Addiction, and other substance issues. Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Outpatient, Residential Care are the levels of care offered at Alexandria VA Health Care System - Natchitoches CBOC's Louisiana facility.

This facility can help you quit drugs and live a sober life. This facility offers evidence-based treatment methods for drug addicts who want to change their lives for good. Patients are surrounded by compassionate staff members who understand what you are going through and will support your journey towards sobriety every step of the way. Women and men are welcomed to seek treatment here. Treatment here is offered to all genders, and they also notably support LGBTQ+.

Accreditations, licenses, and certifications are all important when selecting a center. This center has Joint Commission accreditation. Payment methods here are Medicaid, Military Insurance (TRICARE), Private Health Insurance, Self-Payment and potentially more case-based methods are available. Fortunately, private health insurance is accepted here. For additional information regarding paying for treatment, contact our admissions counselors now.

Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • Accreditations
    Not SAMHSA Listed
    Not Approved
    Not CARF Accredited
    JCAHO Listed
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Conditions and Issues Treated

    A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.

    Drug Rehabilitation

    Getting sober on your own is not only dangerous during the initial detox, it is also more likely to result in a relapse later on. Addiction treatment centers provide a monitored environment where you will get the medical attention you need, as well as the emotional support to overcome drug or alcohol abuse.

    Alcoholism Treatment in Natchitoches, LA

    Alcoholism is a chronic disease that can be treated with the help of medicine, psychotherapy, lifestyle changes, or a combination of these. There are many different treatment centers available to assist the addict and his family members in overcoming alcoholism.

    Alcohol rehabilitation provides the addicted individual the chance to recover from the illness and resume his responsibilities while maintaining sobriety. This starts with detoxification, an initial process that helps the addict achieve abstinence from alcohol. Treatment can be done either in-house or in a residential setting. It can last from 30 to 90 days or even longer, if necessary. Alcohol rehabilitation is the treatment and management of all aspects of a patient’s addiction to alcohol.

    During detoxification, the addict is first taken through a medically supervised administration of medications that reduces or removes withdrawal symptoms. This is achieved by administering medications like Benzodiazepines (similar to Valium or Xanax) or Corticosteroids (medications like prednisone or cortisone).

    Prevention and treatment of withdrawal symptoms are followed by a treatment regimen that has several stages, including:

    1. Detoxification
    2. Rehabilitation and therapy
    3. Aftercare planning.

    Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment in Natchitoches, LA

    Opioid addiction is a common form of addiction, often caused by prescription drugs that are abused. Addiction is treated by detoxifying the body and following up with therapies to correct behavior and target the root of the problem.

    Most opioid addiction begins with patients being prescribed painkillers after an injury or surgery. The body becomes used to the chemicals in these medications and soon no longer responds to their presence. As a result, addicts seek out stronger opiate-based medications like Oxycodone to compensate for the lack of effectiveness.

    The most dangerous aspect is that these addictive behaviors often get carried over onto illicit drugs like heroin, which are increasingly potent and result in lower life expectancies.

    Alcoholism, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opioid Addiction 

    Levels of Care Offered

    offers a variety of treatment.

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Outpatient, Residential, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Outpatient Program

    Outpatient treatment programs are less intensive than an inpatient program. Participants live at home while working or going to school. Benefits include being able to continue relationships with family, friends, and work/studies. Treatment includes educating patient on addiction to drugs, medication, and counseling. Benefits include being able to continue relationships with family, friends, and work/studies. Treatment includes educating patient on addiction to drugs, medication, and counseling. Counseling sessions are for either individual or group.

    Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient’s individual requirements.

    Aftercare Support in drug rehab is crucial because it helps people stay sober after treatment. The benefits of Aftercare Support are that it provides a pathway that will help people get sober for life. It supports healing at all levels, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

    Therapies & Programs

    The methods used to care for each individual at this Natchitoches, LA Facility.

    Individual Therapy

    Individualized Treatment is essential because it gives addicts the ability to participate in a program that meets their unique needs. An addict should work with professionals who understand what they’re going through, especially if the addict is actively using.

    Trying to find a treatment program that meets your needs can be challenging. It’s even more complicated if you don’t know what kind of treatment you need. Being able to have professionals who are experienced with treating your situation is key to getting sober. Finding the right treatment program for an addict is difficult, but it’s even harder without communicating with those who have experience treating your specific situation.

    Couples Therapy

    Couples therapy is beneficial for couples in which at least one partner has a substance use disorder. This type of therapy can help partners improve communication skills, which is an important factor in a healthy relationship. It can also help partners better understand one another so they have a greater understanding of how the other partner may be feeling.

    Benefits of couples therapy include:

    • Improvement in communication skills
    • Increased understanding of the dynamics within a relationship
    • Increased sense of support and trust in the relationship
    • Better teamwork between partners/increased willingness to listen and work together
    • Enhanced tolerance of each other’s shortcomings
    • Improved ability to have open, honest communication with each other

    Family Counseling

    Family dysfunction can often be the underlying cause of substance abuse. To get sober, you need to find a different way to cope with the pain in your life. Family therapy can help you and your family deal with old issues that may trigger substance abuse. It will help everyone understand why each member of the family feels and acts the way they do. It can give everyone new tools to manage their emotions so that they don’t want to drink or do drugs.

    A person looking for drug recovery should know that group therapy is an essential tool. Group therapy provides accountability and friendship to people with addiction. It is recommended as a lifetime treatment habit. Group therapy occurs in a group setting as opposed to a one-on-one setting. It benefits patients by providing a feeling of support and letting them know they are not alone. Patients at Alexandria VA Health Care System - Natchitoches CBOC also learn to build trust and understanding and gain perspective through discussions.

    If you are looking for a drug addiction treatment program that also provides trauma therapy, then Alexandria VA Health Care System - Natchitoches CBOC in Natchitoches, LA is a great option. The staff at this facility specialize in helping people process and understand the past traumas that have led them to addiction. This approach can help individuals move forward with their recovery and take a better hold of their sober future.

    The benefits of trauma therapy at Alexandria VA Health Care System - Natchitoches CBOC in Natchitoches, LA are as follows:

    • People will become less likely to engage in self destructive behaviors.
    • Their emotional and mental health will significantly improve.
    • They will be more confident in their abilities to live an addiction-free life.
    • People will be able to connect with other people on a deeper level.
    • Their problems with intimacy and trust will improve.

    Thinking about nutrition is an odd thing when you’re strung out. You are probably so low physically that all you want to do is sleep, eat comfort food and get high again. It’s hard to imagine having enough energy to care about what kind of food you are eating but think about it. Your body has gone through some severe physical stress, so it is vital to give it the building blocks it needs to recover. It’s equally important to remember that malnutrition can affect your mood and energy level, which affects your desire to get sober.

    If you’re eating right, you’ll have more energy for productive activities, such as going to meetings or being with other sober people in Natchitoches, Louisiana. You’ll have more strength to fight cravings, and you won’t be so low that they are overwhelming. You will think clearly enough to make sober decisions. Finally, good nutrition helps keep your body strong against the familiar ravages of drug use–tuberculosis, hepatitis, abscesses, infections, etc.—as well as the physical symptoms of withdrawal.

    Life skills training is beneficial for addicts in recovery because it helps them learn how to take care of themselves and improve their quality of life, which can promote feelings of purpose and motivation.

    This type of treatment works by teaching individuals life-enhancing skills that support positive living, including:

    • Healthy lifestyle habits
    • Skills to effectively manage stress
    • Effective communication skills to help them get their needs met without turning to drugs or alcohol
    • Money management and budgeting skills so they can continue to take care of themselves after treatment ends.

    Nicotine replacement therapy can help addicts reduce or eliminate their cravings for nicotine. By replacing the harmful substances in tobacco with less potent chemicals, most smokers can gradually wean themselves off cigarettes without experiencing intense cravings.

    During these sessions, a therapist will work with the addict to gradually reduce their dependence on nicotine by controlling how much they smoke and providing appropriate breaks between cigarettes. Using this type of therapy in combination with other strategies can help smokers learn how to quit smoking for good and avoid relapse.

    Couples Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Life Skills, Motivational Interviewing, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Nutrition Therapy, Trauma Therapy

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    Experiential Therapy at Alexandria VA Health Care System - Natchitoches CBOC

    Experiential therapy is a type of therapy that has been found to be effective in the treatment of substance abuse. It is a “hands-on” approach, which can involve anything from acting to rock climbing. The individual must trust the therapist for this therapy to work. This therapy helps individuals revisit and heal from past traumas and has been used in various behavioral and eating disorders.

    Payment Options Accepted

    For specific insurance or payment methods please contact us.
  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Additional Details

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    Alexandria VA Health Care System - Natchitoches CBOC Location and Directions
    Address Information740 Keyser Avenue
    Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457 Phone Number(318) 357-3300 Meta DetailsUpdated June 21, 2022
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    Natchitoches, Louisiana Addiction Information

    Louisiana is one of the top ten states in the nation for opioid-related deaths. One in ten high school students admits to regularly using prescription opioids for non-medical purposes. More than 225,000 Louisiana residents admit to regular heavy drinking and around 6% of the Louisiana population abuses alcohol. Marijuana use in Louisiana is most common amongst teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 years old.

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