Ochsner Addictive Behavior Program (OABP) provides outpatient treatment for adults in the greater New Orleans area who are suffering from a number of addictive disorders, particularly substance abuse and pathological gambling. Located in Luling, Louisiana, OABP is a non-profit IOP operating out of St. Charles Parish Hospital. Using some of the most advanced medical and psychological treatment modalities, OABP’s comprehensive program centers around a disease approach to addiction.
Treatment and Staff
Using an integrated system to properly diagnose new clients, OABP creates an effective individualized treatment plan (involving dual diagnosis support if necessary) that is tailored to each client. Treatment is operated from its own facility on the hospital campus—the Addictive Behavior Unit—where clients are assured privacy and confidentiality. The program typically lasts 20-30 days.
Ambulatory detox is available if needed, but most clients come from residential treatment facilities or are self-referrals. Twelve-step meetings and Big Book studies are available on-site, but clients are encouraged to attend meetings in their local communities as well.
OABP uses evidence-based therapy including intensive CBT, individual therapy and group therapy in conjunction with the 12-step framework and educational lectures about the disease model in an effort to treat every angle of addiction. In order to minimize the disruption that treatment might cause in a client’s life, OABP’s individualized treatment plans aim to meet the needs not only of the client, but also their employers and family members. The program also includes relapse prevention, strength training, stress management and training in communication, assertiveness and relaxation techniques.
OABP staff is small, with 10 credentialed professionals allowing for a staff-to-client ratio of one-to-two. The highly trained staff are all certified psychiatrists and addictionologists, clinical psychologists, registered nurses and Master’s-level social workers.
Since OABP is located on a hospital campus, clients have access to a comprehensive range of medical specialists and services.
Family members are encouraged to attend 12-step support groups as well as individual recovery programs for codependency. Additionally, loved ones are asked to attend educational sessions with their loved ones with the goal of developing healthier family systems at home.
After completing OABP’s outpatient program, clients are encouraged to attend aftercare for a minimum of one year which consists of weekly group therapy, individual therapy, psychiatric care, 12-step meetings in their communities and random urine screenings if necessary.
OABP combines evidence-based therapy, medical and psychological treatment, the 12 steps, a thorough aftercare program, support groups for families and a credentialed staff to help adults suffering from substance abuse and/or compulsive gambling find recovery. This comprehensive program is a solid option for those seeking the flexibility of an outpatient program but also an intimate recovery experience that supports mental, physical and emotional recovery.
Ochsner Addictive Behavior Program
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
Ochsner Addictive Behavior Program Costs: Accepts most private insurances and Medicare. Self-pay rate is $10,000 (30 days). Reach Ocher Addictive Behavior Program by phone at (504) 842-3999. Find Ochsner Addictive Behavior Program on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.
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