BAART Programs Northshore, LA
Located in the Northshore district, BAART Programs is committed to providing compassionate outpatient opioid addiction treatment to the residents of Hammond, Louisiana, and beyond. Opioid addiction is a complex and life-threatening disease. With the help of BAART Northshore, formerly Choices of Louisiana, you’ll receive evidence-based medical treatment, compassionate counseling and the resources you need for recovery success. For over 40 years, BAART Programs has proudly improved the quality and accessibility of opioid addiction treatment nationwide.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Northshore
The first aim of MAT is to address the effects of withdrawals and cravings that often lead to relapse. Methadone is a proven treatment option with a long history of helping patients overcome opioid addiction. However, at BAART Northshore in Hammond, Louisiana, we also use other effective medications such as buprenorphine and Suboxone®. These proven medications help patients manage their withdrawal symptoms without a “high” or euphoric side effects.
As part of our methadone clinic, you will work with a medical provider and counselor to determine which medication is best for your needs and take it under careful supervision. When your condition stabilizes, you will find it easier to focus on your recovery goals with the help of individual counseling sessions with a substance use counselor.
During the stabilization phase of your MAT treatment, daily visits to our Northshore treatment center are necessary to obtain your medication. This provides you with accountability and structure, both crucial elements of early recovery. However, as your condition improves, you may earn take-home medication. Even though this means fewer visits to our clinic, you can still take advantage of our counseling services, resources and medical supervision.
MAT addresses the physical ramifications of addiction, while counseling services complement your comprehensive treatment plan by addressing the emotional, mental and relational effects of addiction. During individual counseling sessions, you can begin to understand the underlying causes of your drug use. While your treatment goals may vary, your trusted addiction counselor can address your health and wellness needs, teach you essential stress management tools, help you rebuild close relationships and restore your life.
Counseling and medication are just the beginning. At BAART Northshore, we also offer resources and support that can help you live a more happy, productive life outside of treatment. Some of the services we offer include:
- Case management.
- Addiction education.
- Relapse prevention tools.
- Overdose prevention education.
- Coordinated pregnancy treatment resources.
- Lab work.
- Social services and health referrals so you can receive resources such as employment and housing.
Why Choose the MAT Program at BAART Northshore?
When you come to BAART Northshore, you will experience an environment of compassion, respect and hope. Our addiction specialists are committed to providing patient-centric, quality care to help you navigate the often difficult and uncomfortable days of early recovery. With years of experience, we understand that each patient we care for is a unique individual with different needs. We will stand by you, providing customized care as you walk your road to recovery.
Begin Your Journey to Opioid Addiction Recovery
If you’re ready to break free from opioid addiction and restore your life, change begins today. Our addiction specialists are here to help as you take your first, sometimes difficult steps. Make an appointment today at BAART Northshore in Hammond, Louisiana. Give us a call at 985-419-1666 or fill out our online contact form.
615 Pride Dr.
Hammond, LA 70401
Mon – Fri: 5:30 am – 10:00 am
Sat: 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Mon – Fri: 5:30 am – 1:45 pm
Sat: 7:00 am – 10:00 am
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