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MacDonell United Methodist Childrens Services

MacDonell United Methodist Childrens Services in Houma, LA

MacDonell United Methodist Childrens Services is a nonprofit organization that provides personalized, holistic, and evidence-based treatment plans for addiction and substance abuse, with a focus on mental health, individual strengths, and potential, along with specialized therapies.

MacDonell United Methodist Childrens Services Overview

MacDonell United Methodist Childrens Services, located in Houma, Louisiana, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide quality care, support and counseling to individuals struggling with substance abuse and addiction. They provide a wide range of services including both residential and outpatient programs, dual diagnosis services, individual counseling and support groups. They also have a variety of resources, such as legal services, education and job training, and health benefits focused on helping individuals achieve sobriety and prevent relapse.

MacDonell United Methodist Childrens Services offers holistic and evidence-based treatment plans for addiction and substance abuse to provide individualized care and address the physical, psychological, and social aspects of healing. They emphasize the importance of mental health and focus on the individual’s strengths and potential, while working with each person to create a personalized care plan and support system. Their clinical programs also offer specialized therapies such as art, music, and recreation therapy.

MacDonell United Methodist Childrens Services is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Louisiana State Department of Health, as well as being a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP). Additionally, they are licensed to provide court-mandated services. They have also received the Positive Behavior Support Systems Award from the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, recognizing their commitment to providing compassionate, evidence-based care for children, youth and families.

  • 2 Conditions Treated
  • 4 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 8 Therapies & Programs

Conditions and Issues Treated

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment at MacDonell United Methodist Childrens Services

Individuals who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol often have one or more co-occurring mental health disorders. Addressing both the addiction and the mental health problems at facilities like MacDonell United Methodist Childrens Services can be very beneficial for these individuals.

Common mental health conditions that often co-occur with addiction include:

  • Anxiety Disorders – People with drug and alcohol problems often suffer from anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.
  • Depression – One of the most common mental illnesses co-occurring with addiction is major depressive disorder.
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – Many people with drug and alcohol problems also suffer from ADHD.
  • Bipolar Disorder – People with bipolar disorder are more likely to suffer from drug and alcohol problems than the general population, and vice versa.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Residential, Sober-Living / Half-Way, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Inpatient recovery offers individual therapy, groups, and family therapy. The length of inpatient addiction treatment depends on the addict and their addiction. Inpatient rehab is a costly drug treatment, costing anywhere from $30k- to $60k. However, insurance often offers help in covering these costs.

Sober living homes are transitional houses for recovering addicts who need more structure than they would receive in an aftercare program. Specific rules and regulations are enforced in these homes, which are beneficial for people who need a greater degree of structure than other types of treatment.

Sober living home options include:

  • Live-in managers – might be beneficial to people who do not have a support system in place at home, or who experience high levels of stress between work and home life.
  • House managers – House managers are beneficial for people who do not have a strong social network to rely on, or who are concerned about relapse in their daily lives.
  • House parents – House parents are beneficial to people who reside in areas without a strong aftercare program for support.

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.

Therapies & Programs

Individual therapy is ideal for addicts who want to focus on themselves. It can also be helpful for those whose withdrawal symptoms are exacerbated by the presence of other people.

Benefits of individual therapy are:

  • Access to a personalized treatment plan that focuses on the individual needs of the addict
  • More privacy during treatment sessions
  • Better personal development through introspection
  • Increased self-awareness regarding addictive tendencies in order to avoid relapse
  • Greater potential for a long-term recovery plan
  • Receiving professional advice and detox assistance from medical staff

This is when a group of people in various stages of recovery meet up and discuss their experiences, triggers, successes, failures, and even alternative therapies! Unlike support groups where everyone already knows each other, group therapy is conducted along side outpatient or inpatient treatment at MacDonell United Methodist Childrens Services.

Trauma therapy is a clinical process that helps individuals deal with mental stress often caused by traumatic events. The therapist helps the person identify, understand and work through the problem. This is done with the help of talking about it in group or one-on-one counseling sessions.

Therapists use relaxation, role-playing, art, and music to help the person open up about what is bothering them. Some examples include:

  • Talking about the traumatic event and how it affected them.
  • Helping those who have PTSD to deal with their nightmares and recurring memories.
  • Working with individuals to resolve the issues triggering the stress, whether seeing someone who reminds them of what happened or feeling helpless.

The individual is also encouraged to help others that are struggling with similar problems. This often helps them feel empowered and gives them hope.

Trauma therapy is not for everyone; it is usually reserved for people who have recently experienced a traumatic event and struggle to get over it. It is generally done for children, teenage victims of sexual assault, and war veterans.

Payment Options

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
  • Location & Contact

    MacDonell United Methodist Childrens Services Location and Directions
    8326 Main street
    Houma, LA 70363

    Phone Number
    (985) 868-8362

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    MacDonell United Methodist Childrens Services Location and Directions

    8326 Main street
    Houma, LA 70363
    (985) 868-8362


    Gender Female, Male

    Age Children (0-12), Teenagers

    Modality Group, Individuals

    Listed May 21, 2021

    Updated June 24, 2024

    Houma, Louisiana Addiction and Treatment

    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.

    In Houma, Louisiana, drug addiction is a significant issue. According to 2016 statistics, there were 259 felony arrests for drug crimes in the city. This reflects a rate of 5.5 arrests per 1,000 residents. Additionally, there were 9 deaths related to drug overdoses in 2016. There are various drug treatment options available for those looking to get sober in Houma, including inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, and 12-step programs.

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