Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center

86 Palmetto Road, Rayville, Louisiana, 71269

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Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center has been helping people recover from addiction for more than 20 years. Our team of caring professionals share over 250 years of experience in breaking the cycle of this devastating, chronic disease. We believe recovery must occur in three areas: physical, emotional and spiritual. Our program is designed to address all three of these key areas from day one. Our facilities and staff provide an environment that encourages a return to basic living skills, development of non-addictive coping skills, recognition of character defects, development of a non self-centered way of living, and a spiritual approach to life.

Facility Highlights

  • Thorough evaluations and individual treatment plans
  • Bringing hope and lasting recovery to individuals and families since 1993
  • Palmetto offers a full continuum of care with treatment that is both effective and cost efficient

Specialization

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
    EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.

Facility Settings

  • Wilderness

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I plan on going back to Palmetto in a couple of months to finish what I started 4 years ago in order to go back to work and just happened upon all of these reviews. I didn’t read all of them, but I read some. I am now 3 years sober, but I can tell you that when I first went to Palmetto in 2017 I was angry and had this grandiosity about me and I was defiant as ever. I was on the brink of death, but to me I had it all figured out and l “didn’t need their help”. Recovery is what you make of it. You have to be WILLING to take their advice. I was one of those stubborn ones and ultimately ended up getting kicked out because of it. I had no legal problems when I first went, but let me tell you... just a couple of days after I left Palmetto I ended up getting arrested and convicted of a FELONY. If you aren’t willing to listen to what they have to offer, and take their advice, then yea, it’s going to be a crappy 90 days. I saw one review stating that the living situation was worse than jail.... hmmmm not sure what jail you have ever been too, but I would take Palmetto over that mess any day... I spent 6 months in a maximum security prison because I was so blitzed out of my mind that I bit a cop who was honestly just trying to keep me from killing my self. For me, I had to make the decision to get sober...I couldn’t be forced into it... but once I finally surrendered everything that they said/did at Palmetto made so much more sense. Yes, it hurts in FCCs when they call you out for breaking rules etc... but it’s LIFE...it happens. That was to help prepare you for the outside world... because we know life isn’t perfect and is what typically leads one to use anyways. It hurts our pride and self-esteem when we are called out, but we learn ways to cope with these things.... these reviews all seem so angry and full of resentment when we all know that resentments are the #1 offender and you can’t hold onto that. You will get the most out of your treatment if you are willing to accept what is offered to you. You have to learn not to get so hurt over the things that people say to you. Yes, they say stuff to make you feel like absolute crap, but it’s with good intention... let’s face it, WE WERE crappy people in our addiction. When I finally made the choice to get sober on my own, I used what I learned at Palmetto to do it. If it weren’t for them I wouldn’t be here today.

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Disregard the negative reviews as most were probably left by those who, voluntarily or involuntarily, left early. Whether you stay 30, 60 or 90 days, go with an open mind and help will find you. This is just a serious place for those serious about getting better. In closing, rehab was never intended to be a vacation and if the counselors are hard on you, it\'s for a good reason....trust the process.

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It was a bad experience for me. I grew up poor so it wasn’t the bad living conditions. They demoralized and bully you in an attempt to break you down. When that doesn’t work...they use hypnosis....right in front of 10 other people in your group. It has a cultish feel to it. But when your insurance runs out, you have 24 hours to find a ride home no matter how far away it is...no matter what horrors theY released. The hypnosis thing that was done to me in front of 10 other group members was at the very least negligent. It maybe good for some people. BUT, IT WAS NOT FOR ME. The first meeting in the mornings is to pressure you to tell on other people for breaking the rules...like walking outside the smoke gazebo with a cigarette...very petty crap.....and they get punishments. It’s sick.

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avoid this scam! It is a miserable experience..horrible food, living quarters, and staff! Treatment is questionable at best. If you like being treated like a prisoner, this is the place for you.

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I don’t recommend anyone come to this place if they have any respect for themselves. Perhaps that is what they are counting on. The counselors are dishonest and everyone is guilty until proven otherwise. If you truly have a choice, shop around. They will lie and believe their own lies, therefore proving that you need to stay longer than you actually need to. They threaten you and force you to willingly submit yourself to their brainwashing and convince you that you’re worse than you are. The only legitimate provider there is the medical doctor “addictionologist.” Perhaps this works for some but the educated person will steer clear of these people. Unfortunately for some, they are the only ones recognized by their “board” and basically have a monopoly. There is no way they get 4 stars!! They may have been good in the past but they are absolutely not the place to go now. The meals are all made by the people who are inpatient.
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