Substance Abuse Treatment in Acadia Parish, Louisiana

Last updated: 10 September 2021


Acadia Parish is located in the southern region of the state, and in 2018 the population was over 62,000 people. The largest city is Crowley, which is also the parish seat. Like many other communities within Louisiana, some residents are struggling with addiction and substance use issues. However, drug rehabilitation is the best option, and searching for programs does not have to be difficult. An addiction assessment is a good place to start, and this helps a family determine the extent of addiction and what treatment options are available. The first phase with rehabilitation is always detox, and this cannot be avoided because drugs and alcohol create withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Detoxification methods include inpatient medically supervised detox and withdrawal management and or conventional detox.

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Following detox, the next part of treatment involves attending inpatient or outpatient drug treatment centers. Residential drug rehab is the best option because more counseling, therapy, and relapse prevention are provided. Inpatient programs are either short-term or long-term, and the extent and history of addiction determine what length of treatment is required. Long-term drug rehab usually lasts three to six months or more, but this is different for each facility. Short-term drug rehabilitation provides services for three to six weeks, which is brief but intensive. Outpatient drug treatment is also a good option because the programs are accessible and affordable. Aftercare support should also be considered, which includes sober living homes, 12-step meetings, and other methods of peer support.


Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on September 10, 2021

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.