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Townsend Outpatient Addiction Treatment Center, Lake Charles

635-A Petro Point Drive, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 70607
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.

Facility Highlights

  • Weekly Family Program
  • Medical Director is a Psychiatrist
  • Chronic Disease Management


  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

    Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
  • Individualized Treatment

    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Financial Details

  • Financing Available

Treatment Center Links

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Located in Lake Charles, La., Townsend Lake Charles
is one of eight sister facilities located throughout the state of Louisiana. The facility provides outpatient treatment to adults struggling with chemical dependency. The facility also offers outpatient-based medical detox, which is a service available in just 14 percent of treatment facilities in Louisiana.


According to the Townsend's website, upon admission, clients undergo an initial substance abuse assessment to help clinicians determine an individualized plan of care.
Townsend’s treatment approach is designed to address the neurobiological factors of addiction, namely the effect of substances or behaviors on the brain’s reward centers.

Therapeutic modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), the latter of which is utilized by 45.6 percent of treatment facilities in the state.

Outpatient options include an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which is a treatment level offered by 50.7 percent of Louisiana treatment facilities. It includes group counseling sessions and educational presentations on substance abuse, offering sessions during the day and evening.


Townsend’s website states the staff at Lake Charles includes psychiatrists, substance abuse counselors, case managers, and phlebotomists for medical testing. The one loved one polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the facility four out of five stars for its staff's level of training and experience.


While Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, Townsend received one five-star review on Google[1] from James who wrote: "Great people, great staff."


The sole loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided a generally positive opinion of the program. They indicated that they would recommend the program to others and gave it four out of five stars for its cleanliness, its family participation, its treatment of co-occurring disorders, and its administrative and discharge procedures.


Townsend of Lake Charles' website indicates it accepts a range of private insurance plans to cover the cost of treatment, according to the facility’s website. 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.

[1] GoogleReviews

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