The Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse of Northwest Louisiana (CADA) is now offering an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for both adults and adolescents.
A program of CADA’s Addiction Recovery Clinic, it is designed to educate, counsel and treat those with substance abuse disorders who have had significant difficulties functioning in their families, workplaces, schools and communities.
The adolescent IOP is designed for children ages 12-17 and is conducted Monday through Thursday from 4:15 – 6:30 p.m. For those ages 18 and older, the adult IOP is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The length of both programs is approximately eight weeks, depending on client needs and treatment goals. At this time, Medicaid is the only insurance accepted, or clients can pay for the program out-of-pocket.
Clients will receive counseling in both a group and individualized setting based on their needs and issues. Session topics include substance abuse education, social and life skills, coping skills, anger management, healthy choices, and relapse prevention. Families with a child in the adolescent IOP will also participate in family counseling to help cope with challenges related to substance abuse, family issues, and address individual concerns. Family counseling sessions are also an available option for those clients in the adult program, as needed.
Clients may be referred to the program by hospitals, parents, family members, schools, employers, doctors, counselors, probation officers, or other behavioral health agencies. Additionally, clients may refer themselves to the program for treatment of substance abuse.
Both programs are held at the Dan J. Talley Memorial Center at 2000 Fairfield Avenue in Shreveport. For more information on the program, contact Tomeka Anderson at 318-222-8511 or Tomeka.Anderson
The Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse of Northwest Louisiana was founded in 1958 to educate, counsel and treat persons of all ages who suffer from alcoholism or other addictive diseases. Please visit www.cadanwla.org for more information.