New Orleans, located along the Mississippi River, in the state of Louisiana, is also known as The Big Easy,” “The Chocolate City,” “The Crescent City,” and “NOLA”—an acronym for New Orleans LA. It's a city well known for multicultural heritage, music, food and festivities such as Mardi Gras. It is one the major party cities in Untied States which is also facing it's own battle with addiction. Let's have a look at some numbers:
New Orleans residents are becoming more and more aware of the importance of mental health and seeking professional treatment for addiction. There are many government funded centers, nonprofit organizationsand private treatment providers in New Orleans.
The rehabilitation centers offer a variety of services such as inpatient residential programs, outpatient intensive programs, recovery support groups, medicine-assisted treatment, etc., however the main focus of rehabilitation process is in inpatient programs.
These involve 24-hour supervision and support so that they can recieve substantial and effective insight and change their lifestyle to begin their path towards recovery. Rehabilitation centers in New Orleans are equipped to manage detoxification for any of the substances that the client may be addicted to. Once the detox and withdrawal management is taken care of, the focus increases on psychotherapuetic interventions designed to improve one's understanding of addiction and it's consequences, impulse control, decision-making, stress management and also to work on co-occuring issues such as anxiety or emotional instability.
Thorough aftercare is also important to help the individual adapt to life after discharge from treatment. Many rehabilitation centers also provide family and codependency counselling which helps the individual's interpersonal skills and enables stronger relationships between them and their loved ones.
Destination treatment provides an opportunity to modify the associations that our brain makes with alcohol or drugs by being in a safe and protected environment, away from home. Our destination treatment program in New Orleans focuses on the following areas:
Codependency means being dependent on someone else to fulfill our needs, deriving our self worth and purpose from the other. It is common to see a loved one become codependent on the addict, whereby their mental well being become dependent on the addict's behavior. They get trapped inside cycle of hope and despair related to the addict's drinking or using and in trying to help the addict and many times being unable to, they create stress for them selves and the addict.
This pushes the addict towards their substance and creates a toxic relationship between the two parties filled with distrust, poor communication, arguments, hostility, resentment and guilt. In many cases the addict also becomes emotionally dependent on the loved one.
Treatment for codependency involves proper evaluation of the relationship, the factors responsible for the dependency and implementing psychotherapuetic interventions for both parties based on the evaluation. Main areas of focus are trust building, communication, healthy emotional expression, managing each parties expectations and how to fulfill them, assertiveness and practicing relationship awareness. We aim to rebuild bridges to integrate the addict in recovery with the society so they find the social support that is needed.
The treatment to any kind of addiction begins from identification and acceptance which you need to provide to your loved ones. For further support, fill the form below and our expert counselor will contact you.