Townsend Outpatient Addiction Treatment Center - Covington Philosophy
Townsend, owned and operated by Avenues Recovery Centers, has eight addiction facilities located across South Louisiana. Townsend offers a spectrum of innovative rehabilitation services based on the needs of each patient. Patients are treated with encouragement and respect by blending high quality addiction therapy with compassionate counseling in a safe recovery environment. The core philosophy at Townsend is that addiction is a chronic brain disease that can be managed or put in “remission.” Using The Townsend Way their team strives to help both patients and loved ones heal from their addictions and enjoy an improved quality of life. Once the patient’s acute medical condition has stabilized, The Townsend Way offers a unique, effective, and long-term plan to keep his or her addiction in remission.
Townsend treatment offers an intensive outpatient therapy (IOP) phase which varies in length according to the patient’s needs. After completing this IOP phase, Townsend provides former patients with continuing care via enrollment in their optional chronic disease management plan to keep their disease in remission.
Areas of Specialization
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
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ABOUT TOWNSEND OUTPATIENT ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTER – COVINGTON
Part of the Louisiana-based Townsend treatment network, Townsend of Covington provides outpatient treatment for adults struggling with substance use disorder, as well as other addictive behavior, including compulsive sex, overeating, and gambling. It's one of 39 treatment facilities in Louisiana (39.7 percent of all facilities in the state) to offer treatment for gambling disorder. The facility is also one of just 19 outpatient facilities in the state (14 percent) to provide medical detox.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, clients undergo an initial substance abuse assessment to help clinicians determine an individualized plan of care. Treatment modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), the latter of which is utilized by 45.6 percent of Louisiana treatment facilities. Townsend may also incorporate medication-assisted therapy (MAT) (e.g., Suboxone) for individuals battling opioid dependency.
Townsend Covington has an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which is a treatment level offered by 50.7 percent of outpatient facilities in Louisiana. It provides flexible day and evening sessions that include individual therapy, group counseling, and addiction education classes.
The treatment team includes psychiatrists, case managers, and licensed professional counselors. The sole loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave the facility four out of five stars for its staff's level of training and experience.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
While Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, the outpatient facility earned an average rating of 3.8 out of five stars based on five Google reviews. The one former client who left feedback wrote: "Townsend of Covington is a "one stop shop" to fight addiction. This place provides all the tools required to cover every basis of addiction recovery.'"
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The sole loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, an anonymous female under the age of 18, gave the facility mostly positive feedback. They indicated that they would recommend the program to others and awarded it four out of five stars for its cleanliness and its treatment of co-occurring disorders (though they did note that their loved one did not successfully recovery). "This facility was perfectly adequate. My loved one's costs were appropriate," she wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Richard, the one staffer polled by Rehabs.com to date, questioned the facility’s financial motives. While he praised the quality of some counselors, he admitted: “Some have no interests in saving people from addiction but rather in deceiving desperate people and taking their money.”
Townsend of Covington accepts some private insurance plans, including Blue Cross Blue Shield. Patients are responsible for co-payments and deductibles, and financing may be available to qualified clients.
As of January 28, 2019, all Townsend facilities are no longer owned and operated by American Addiction Centers (AAC). They are now a part of Avenues Recovery Centers.
Published on June 2019
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