Addictive Disorder Services


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How do I know if I need addiction services?
How do I know if I am eligible for addiction services?
List of Services
What should I bring with me to my first appointment?
Where is the nearest clinic for addiction services?

How do I know if I need addiction services?

Diagnosing substance abuse or addiction depends on determining more than simply physical symptoms of abuse. Our counselors use a series of both physical and behavioral diagnostic criteria to determine if you have an addiction. These criteria may include:

  • Inability to meet your obligations and responsibilities with family, friends or at work
  • Relationships with your family or friends are suffering and affected
  • Health financial or legal issues occuring due to substance abuse or addiction
  • Inability to cease using a substance or inability to stop participating in an unhealthy activity
  • Physical tolerance to a substance
  • Occurence of withdrawl symptoms when a substance or activity is dropped
  • Using a substance more than intended (substance is taken in larger amounts over a larger amount of time than intended)
  • A great deal of time is spent trying to obtain a substance, use it or recover from its effects
  • Important social, occupational or recreational activities are given up or reduced because of the use
  • Continued use despite physical or psychological problems exacerbated by the use of a substance
  • Recurrent substance abuse use in situations that are physically hazardous
  • Legal problems because of use
  • If you think you may have a substance abuse issue, dependence or personality disorder


How do I know if I am eligible for addiction services?

  1. If you think you have a substance addiction/abuse problem we will assess you and determine if you meet our admission criteria or determine if you would benefit from our assisting you with some other treatment placement.


Programs, Services and Treatment

If you think that you or a family member has a substance abuse or addiction issue, you can come into one of our clinics and talk with someone who will listen. We will help you determine a treatment path that best meets your needs. We will recommend the level of care and curriculum that provides you with the support you need to be successful. A level of care refers to the depth of your treatment needs. A curriculum ensures that your treatment plan is thorough and follows a schedule from an initial diagnosis through a recovery path and follow-up.

Individuals and families will be assisted by the appropriate behavioral health professionals, which may include addiction counselors, physicians, social workers, family therapists and case managers. These professionals will work with you to provide the comprehensive health services you need.

List of Services

  • An Assessment, which provides a comprehensive evaluation of your needs, assessing problem areas including family, legal, medical, social, psychological, financial and addiction
  • Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Intensive or Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Referral to Outpatient Individual Mental Health Counseling if needed
  • Referral to Outpatient Psychiatric Services withing the clinic
  • Referral to pharmacy and medication management within the clinic
  • Substance Abuse Education and court mandated classes
  • Referrals to primary care medical services
  • We serve as a Medicaid Application Center and a Voter Registration Center
  • We partner with a gambling addiction service provider
  • Prevention services
  • Outpatient substance abuse individual and group counseling
  • Intensive outpatient substance abuse group counseling

Priority admission and treatment preference:

Priority admission and treatment preference is offered to pregnant injecting drug users, other pregnant women with a substance abuse issue, and injecting drug users.

Peer Support services

  • Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)
  • Operation/Cooperation with Counselors, Adolescents, Parents and Probation Officers (CAPP)
  • Child Adolescent Response Team (CART)
  • The Women's Gender-Specific Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (WOSAP)
  • Women's Gender Specific Continuing Care Program


Evidence-based curricula we utilize for our clients:

Evidence-based treatment is defined as the conscientious and judicious use of current best practices, research and evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patients. Our clinicians integrate this research with their clinical expertise and with their patients' values and expectations.

An evidence-based approach also recognizes that many aspects of health care depend on individual factors, such as variations in individual physiology. Application of available evidence is dependent on patient circumstances and preferences and is subject to input from personal, religious, ethnic and economic values. The evidence-based services we use include:

  • Rational Living Therapy - Comprehensive, cognitive-based behavioral psychotherapy that emphasizes long-term results
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Focuses on examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behavior. Problem and goal-directed
  • The Matrix Model - Integrated treatment through a cognitive and behavioral approach with a motivational interviewing style; supplemented with contingency management
  • Motivational Interviewing - Therapeutic technique designed to engage resistant or ambivalent individuals by encouraging "change" talk and decreasing resistance to the idea of reducing substance use or an addictive behavior
  • Living in Balance - Research-based, flexible and practical substance abuse treatment curriculum that helps clients address issues in lifestyle areas that may have been neglected during addiction.


We strive to consistently provide our citizens with:

  • Greater access to services
  • Excellent customer service
  • Quality, competent care


What should I bring with me to my first appointment?

For mental health and/or addiction services:

1. An ID card and an insurance card if you have a policy.

2. Any medications you take, in the pill bottle, or a pharmacy print-out of your medications.

3. Proof of income must be established when you arrive. If you don’t have proof of income with you, you have 30 days to bring it back to us.

4. Name and contact information for any agency that referred you to us.

5. Any relevant legal paperwork such as a court order.

Where is the nearest clinic for addiction services?

NEDHSA Monroe Clinic

4800 South Grand St.
Monroe, LA 71202
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Addiction and Mental Health Clinic)
Driving Directions

NEDHSA Bastrop Clinic

420 S. Franklin St.
Bastrop, LA 71220
Hours of Operation: 
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Addiction & Mental Health Clinic)
Driving Directions

NEDHSA Women & Children’s Clinic

3200 Concordia St.
Monroe, LA 71201
Hours of Operation: 
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Developmental Disabilities Application Center and Family Support Unit)
Driving Directions

NEDHSA Ruston Clinic

602 East Georgia Ave.
Ruston, LA 71270
Hours of Operation: 
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Addiction & Mental Health Clinic)
Driving Directions

NEDHSA Columbia Clinic

5159 Hwy 4 East
Columbia, LA 71418
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Addiction & Mental Health Clinic)
Driving Directions

Questions about about eligibility?

If you want to learn more about eligibility, NEDHSA staff will assist you with assessment, planning and/or referrals for services.