Drug Treatment Centers in Opelousas, Louisiana

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Opelousas is a small city located in St. Landry Parish, and the population was over 15,900 in 2019. Families with a loved one struggling with addiction can access different treatment programs and services within the county and across the state. Some families struggle with locating a suitable drug treatment program, but an addiction assessment is a good place to begin. The assessment could take place over the phone or in-person, and it helps the family narrow down treatment options and explore the extent of addiction. The first step with rehabilitation is detox, which is crucial in managing withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Detoxification options include conventional detox programs and or inpatient medically supervised detox and withdrawal management. However, detox should not be considered the only treatment solution because it will not provide adequate counseling or support.

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Following detox, the next phase of rehabilitation is attending inpatient or outpatient drug rehabilitation. When deciding on treatment, the extent of addiction and underlying issues determines what method rehabilitation is needed. Outpatient drug treatment centers are effective options because they help people unable to attend inpatient programs. However, it does require a significant commitment because the person is not living at the facility. Long-term drug rehabilitation is an excellent option for someone who has a lengthy history of addiction and struggles with chronic relapse. Most long-term programs last three to six months or more. Short-term drug treatment programs last three to six weeks, which is brief but intensive. Overall, the rehabilitation process should help a person physically, mentally, and even spiritually if it is a faith-based program.

List of Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Recovery Programs in Opelousas, Louisiana

Here is a list of the different drug & alcohol rehab services in Opelousas, Louisiana. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.


Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on December 21, 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.