Substance Abuse

Alcohol and drug dependency are regarded as diseases with multiple causation, which may involve emotional, physiological, environmental and maladaptive factors. Our program is an outpatient program for the rehabilitation and reunification of chemically abusive or dependent participants and their families. We offer Outpatient Substance Abuse services to both adult and youth participants. The primary purpose of the treatment program is to provide an intensive outpatient, structured program designed to treat chemical abuse and dependency with the goal of promoting coping skills to manage substance abuse symptoms and behaviors. All services are person-centered with a focus on the participant assisting with the development of the treatment goals based on the individual’s needs, strengths and abilities. Both group and individual substance abuse therapy utilizes evidence-based models for education and treatment. Services take place at the Options for Independence Houma location at: 5593 Hwy 311, Houma, LA  70360 and are funded through Magellan of Louisiana (Medicaid) and on a private pay basis.

The substance abuse program includes:

  • Substance Abuse Assessment for youth and adolescents
  • DOT-SAP Services
  • Individual Sessions
  • Educational Groups
  • Treatment Groups
  • Adult Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Youth Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Co-Occurring Treatment
  • Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment
  • Psychosocial Rehab
  • Urine Drug Screening
  • Alcohol Breath Tests

If you are interested in receiving more information about the adult substance abuse program please contact Katie Champagne at  kchampagne2@op4in.com or (985) 868-2620.

If you are interested in receiving more information about the youth substance abuse program please contact Misty Robichaux at  mrobichaux@op4in.com or (985) 868-2620.

If you are interested in completing a referral to either program, please see the referral form on the contact page and fax to (985) 868-8547.

Multisystemic Therapy

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive family- and community-based treatment program that focuses on addressing all environmental systems that impact chronic and violent juvenile offenders — their homes and families, schools and teachers, neighborhoods and friends. MST recognizes that each system plays a critical role in a youth’s world and each system requires attention when effective change is needed to improve the quality of life for youth and their families. MST works with the toughest offenders ages 12 through 17 who have a very long history of arrests.

  • MST clinicians go to where the child is and are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • They work intensively with parents and caregivers to put them in control
  • The therapist works with the caregivers to keep the adolescent focused on school and gaining job skills
  • The therapist and caregivers introduce the youth to sports and recreational activities as an alternative to hanging out

The MST team at Options for Independence has been recognized on a national level for its outstanding achievement in service provision. If you are interested in receiving more information about the MST program please contact Addie Duval at aduval@op4in.com or (985) 868-2620. If you are interested in completing a referral to this program, please see the referral form on the contact page and fax to (985) 868-8547.

 Functional Family Therapy

Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is built on an integrated theoretical foundation, and systematic research evidence that demonstrates its efficacy and effectiveness for reducing serious criminal behavior in youth. As a true family therapy, FFT targets the family relational system as the entry point and primary target for systematic and individualized treatment. The FFT clinical model is appealing because of its clear identification of specific phases. Each phase includes specific goals, assessment foci, specific techniques of intervention, and therapist skills necessary for success designed to guide the therapist in working with the family to meet the shorrt term and long term treatment goals.

The major goals of Functional Family Therapy are to:

  • Engage and motivate youth and their families by decreasing the intense negativity (blaming, hopelessness) so often characteristic of these families. Rather than ignoring or being paralyzed by the intense negative experiences these families often bring (e.g., cultural isolation and racism, loss and deprivation, abandonment, abuse, depression)
  • Reduce and eliminate the problem behaviors and accompanying family relational patterns through individualized behavior change interventions. During this phase FFT integrates a strong cognitive/attributional component into systematic skill-training in family communication, parenting, problem solving, and conflict management skills.
  • Generalize changes across problem situations by increasing the family’s capacity to adequately utilize community resources, and engage in relapse prevention.

If you are interested in receiving more information about the FFT program please contact Dayna Price at dprice@op4in.com or (985) 868-2620. If you are interested in completing a referral to this program, please see the referral form on the contact page and fax to (985) 868-8547.