RECOVERY ... TRUST THE PROCESS
There is no single cause of addiction. Rather, a complex set of biological, social, genetic and psychological interactions contribute to the onset of substances used and progression to addiction. Because these causal factors are unique to each individual, patient-treatment matching must be highly individualized to be effective.
Prior to admission into any Addiction Recovery Resources of New Orleans program, a thorough bio-psychosocial assessment is conducted to determine the appropriate level of care for each patient. After this evaluation, patients are offered effective treatment modalities, which might include individual therapy, intensive outpatient services, residential treatment, ambulatory detoxification, and/or referral for inpatient detoxification.
Upon admission, comprehensive assessment by clinical staff continues. This process includes a psychiatric/addiction medicine evaluation by the Medical Director and an Addiction Severity Index and Intake Interview assessment by a masters’ level therapist. Individualized treatment plans are created from these assessments and updated weekly by the entire multidisciplinary staff.
Effectiveness of treatment is monitored by comparing Addiction Severity Index scores upon admission and at quarterly intervals for two years thereafter.
Treatment at ARRNO is eclectic and holistically focused. Our primary goal is to renew and improve the addicted person’s relationship with self, family, support systems, and society.
Families are encouraged and expected to participate in the treatment process. A strong family systems component emphasizes education about the repetitive, self-defeating family dynamics. The purpose is to help the family find a new level of health and healthier ways to show love.
Group, family, and individual therapy, integration into 12-Step recovery support, and relapse prevention education are incorporated into all levels of treatment.
Addiction is a treatable disease.