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Acadiana Recovery Center

  • Community Resource, Mental Health Rehab in Acadiana

The Treatment Programs department provides hope and healing for individuals, families, and communities endeavoring to recover from alcoholism and drug addiction as well as mental health issues.

Acadiana Recovery Center Treatment program is operated by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office. It is a licensed and accredited residential and outpatient treatment program. Our funding comes through a state contract between the Acadiana Area Human Services District and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.

We offer integrated residential/inpatient alcohol and drug dependency and mental health treatment to adult men and women. We also provide a six month halfway house (REHAB), outpatient alcohol and drug dependency treatment and aftercare. We also provide outpatient children and adolescent alcohol and drug dependency and mental health treatment through our Milestones and Functional Family Therapy Programs.

The Center operates twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. We serve the Acadiana Area Human Services District which covers Lafayette and seven surrounding parishes. Approximately 85-90 percent of all admissions into the residential unit are people from within this eight parish area. We are located at 401 W. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501.

Call 337-236-5446

Practice Address

341 Doucet Road
Lafayette, LA 70501

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    Resource Type(s)

  • Community Resource,
  • Mental Health Rehab,

    Ages Served

  • 18 and over

    Payment(s) Accepted

  • Medicaid,
  • Other,
  • Private Insurance,
  • Self-Pay,

    Zip Codes

  • 70501


  • Treatment Programs:
    Correctional Center
    Behavior, Emotions, and thinking (B.E.T.)
    Grief and Loss
    Helping offenders parent effectively (HOPE)
    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
    Knowledge is the Effect (KITE)

    The Acadiana Recovery Center is a residential treatment program for adult men and women who suffer from chemical dependence. It is licensed under the Department of Health and Hospitals.
    Customary referral procedure for admission is falicitated through assessments done by outpatient clinics, hospitals, and detox facilities. Approximately 85-90 percent of admissions are people from within the city of Lafayette and outlying eight parish area.
    Managed care requires that basic admission criteria be met: Candidates 18 years or older (males and females); have a primary diagnosis of alcohol and/or drug addiction, as set in the DSM-5; and meet a six dimension assessment appropriate to residential (3.5) level of care treatment.
    In this as in all programs Acadiana Recovery Center staff meets and exceeds the highest standards of their respective professional disciplines and offers sensitive, insightful and constructive treatment for chemically dependent client.

    Our intensive outpatient program is called Rehab. It is licensed under the Department of Health and Hospitals. It is structured off of a five phase program evidenced based modified therapeutic community.
    In Phase I a client is transferred to the REHAB program; where the client will undergo intensive treatment and counseling for the first thirty days. This includes job readiness training, substance abuse treatment, and behavior modification.
    Phase II begins after a minimum of ninety days during which the client must have remained employed and have met the majority of the goals in his/her individualized treatment plan.
    In Phase IV if the client has met all requirements and personal objectives, the client is assigned a discharge plan which could include continued treatment. If the client is an offender he may be eligible for transition into housing in the community through the alternative sentencing program, Oxford House etc.
    In Phase V the client has met and accomplished all the program requirements of treatment and counseling outlined in his/her discharge plan.

Other Notes

  • Treatment Programs

    The Milestones Program addresses substance abuse issues of adolescents between the ages of 13-17. The program works to develop strategies to living a life without drugs. The program lasts eight to sixteen weeks depending on the individual’s needs. The treatment process is a combination of both individual and group sessions. Parent and or guardian participation is required.

    Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a short-term intervention program that targets students facing many of the same issues addressed by our other programs. FFT is unique in that the program includes members of the child’s family. Sessions are conducted at home. Program duration is 3-4 months.

    Treatment Programs Mission

    The mission of the Treatment Programs department is to provide assessment and intervention to the offender population as well as the general public. Offenders may be referred to diversionary programs, as appropriate. These programs are designed to target maladaptive behavior. It is the long-term goal of the staff to stabilize the individual and also assist with a healthy transition into society.

    Accreditation and Licensing

    A variety of our programs are accredited by CARF International, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and licensed under the Department of Health and Hospitals, State of Louisiana.

    Program Cost and Fee Policies

    Cost for the residential program is based on a sliding fee scale. The scale is in proportion with income and the number of dependents. No client will be denied services from this facility due to his/ her inability to pay. We also bill patients through Medicare, Medicaid or private pay. Cost for outpatient is an initial enrollment fee of $50 and drug screening fees of $10 per week. Aftercare is also offered to graduates.

    Referrals & Admission

    Referral for admission into the residential program is usually obtained via another substance abuse clinic, hospital or other health care provider. Admissions are normally taken Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM, Monday through Friday and are taken from a waiting list maintained by the admission clerk. In some cases admissions can be completed outside of the regular hours.

    Our admissions clerk should be contacted by the referring agency. After a screening has been completed and the client is determined to be appropriate and eligible, a date for admission is scheduled. All candidates must be 18 years old or older and have a primary diagnosis of alcohol and/or other drug addiction as set forth in the DSM-5. For the referral of persons incarcerated in LPCC contact the site supervisor at 337.236.5475

    Priority admission into our programs will be given to pregnant women, women with dependent children, I.V. drug users, HIV/AIDS clients, and the homeless. We also receive referrals from our Correctional Center Intensive Outpatient Treatment program which provides services to persons incarcerated in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center, LPSO Transitional Housing Program , on probation, supervised release, or parole under the US Probation Office.