Ochsner Recovery Program
We Treat Addiction
Our intensive outpatient program skillfully combines the disease approach to addiction with the most advanced medical and psychological treatment modalities available. We are adept at distinguishing between addiction and any other medical or psychological illness, pinpointing a treatable problem and formulating the most effective treatment plan possible.
The Ochsner Recovery Program delivers comprehensive and collaborative treatment for alcohol and substance use disorders.
Many people struggle with a wide range of addictive behaviors, including gambling, sex, or video game addiction. While not suitable for treatment in the ORP currently, there are other available community resources listed below for those seeking care.
We treat every aspect of substance addiction, while managing patient care at the most cost-effective level. Treatment plans are individually tailored to meet the needs of the patient, as well as the patient's family and employer. Efforts are made to minimize the disruption of the patient's life due to illness.
Our Recovery Program Team
The Ochsner Recovery Program Treatment Team is composed of a group of highly trained specialists representing a broad spectrum of disciplines. Our close teamwork provides you with comprehensive patient evaluation and treatment recommendations, as well as high quality patient care. Patients spend several hours each day with doctoral level professional staff members. Our professional staff consists of:
- Clinical Psychologists
- Masters Level Social Workers
- Registered Nurses
In addition, consultation with virtually any medical specialist at Ochsner Medical Center can be arranged, based on patient needs.
Our integrated system of patient management is vital for appropriate diagnosis, proper referral and coordinated treatment of any coexisting illness. The designation of separate and distinct quarters on campus for the Ochsner Recovery Program ensures patient privacy and confidentiality.
Scope of Services
Intensive Outpatient Program, Family Treatment and Aftercare Services
Intensive Outpatient Program
Patients entering the Ochsner Recovery Program receive an extensive medical, psychological, and psychosocial assessment. Medically supervised ambulatory detoxification is provided whenever necessary. The program is currently operating online via telemedicine platforms to ensure the physical safety of our patients and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Patients attend physician meetings, group therapy sessions, and any other treatments from the comfort and safety of their home.
Our unique and holistic program combines intensive cognitive behavioral group therapy with a high level of PhD and MD involvement and an emphasis on patient education and process. Patients attend educational sessions to learn new ways to understand and cope with the disease of addiction. During group therapy sessions, patients are able to practice new skills in a protected therapeutic and non-judgmental setting. The Ochsner Recovery Program delivers the most recent evidenced-based therapies, such as yoga, mindfulness, and life skill building to support patients in creating the recovery journey that works for them. Patients’ treatment is supported by attendance in peer support meetings outside of program hours as well as frequent urine drug screens.
Other features of the program include:
- Evidence-based and supportive therapies
- Ambulatory detox
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Medication-assisted treatment
- Relapse prevention
- Stress management
- Communication, assertiveness and relaxation training
- Family involvement
- Attendance at community meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous
- 12 Step and Big Book Study
- Aftercare and step-down support
Family members are as affected by the disease of addiction as the patient and need treatment in a parallel fashion. Family members of patients in the Ochsner Recovery Program are encouraged to attend educational lecture sessions, where they learn to recognize ways they may have played a part in behaviors that perpetuate the disease and are encouraged to identify and begin meeting their own needs. Family members attend educational sessions with the patient where they work on developing a healthier family system. They are introduced to their own 12 Step support groups and encouraged to pursue their individual recovery programs.
Ochsner offers individual therapy for family members who wish to address the issues of co-dependency of adult children of dysfunctional families.
Ochsner also offers family therapy to address dysfunctional family patterns related to addiction.
After completing the initial intensive phase of the program, patients are encouraged to attend a minimum of one year of aftercare activities consisting of weekly aftercare group, individual therapy as needed, psychiatric care as needed, random urine screens and attendance at 12 step meetings in their community.
How to Contact Ochsner
You can easily contact a member of the Ochsner Recovery Program by calling 504-842-3999 option 2 or toll free 800-231-1969.
Our staff member will quickly assess the nature of your situation. If you need hospitalization, round-the-clock admission to Ochsner hospital is available through the Emergency Department where a physician is on call 24 hours a day. Non-emergency patients will receive a comprehensive evaluation as soon as possible by a member of our Recovery Program.
The average length of stay for patients varies, based on each patient's recommended treatment plan and program costs vary with the number and scope of services required.
Brent House Hotel
Conveniently located on the Ochsner Medical Center's main campus, the Brent House Hotel provides reasonably priced hotel accommodations for patients. For additional information or to make a reservation for hotel accommodations, call 504-835-5411 or toll free 800-535-3986.
Don't stay trapped by your addiction, call us today. 504-842-3999 option 2 or 800-231-1969
Please contact your local/regional government agency for services that are available to those suffering from addiction. Access to care is available to those without insurance who live in the local area.
- Baton Rouge: Capital Area Human Services (CAHSD)
- North Shore: Florida Parishes Human Services Authority (FPHSA)
- Bayou Region: South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority (SCLHSA)
- Jefferson Parish: Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority (JPHSA)
- New Orleans area, Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard Parishes (MHSD)
- Louisiana Department of Health: Behavioral Health Local Governing Entities Locations Map