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Acadiana Treatment Center

156 Choctaw Rd, Sunset, Louisiana, 70584
Our philosophy identifies alcohol abuse and drug abuse as primary, chronic and progressive disorders. These disorders affect the ability to effectively cope with life. As a result, addicts begin a progressive deterioration in all major areas of their life. The addictive signs show up physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. This also begins an intensive erosion of family values and relationships. Through a multi-disciplinary approach and an active involvement of our patients' significant family members, the recovery process begins. This involvement includes active participation in weekly family care sessions and the three-day family workshop. Throughout the healing process, Acadiana Addiction Center also believes that early and continued involvement with 12 step self-help groups is crucial in the ongoing recovery of alcoholics/addicts and their families. Our patients are treated with dignity as they heal their lives - mind, body, and soul.

Facility Highlights

  • Art therapy
  • Client centered therapy
  • Relapse prevention


  • 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.
  • Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

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Operating since 2004, Acadiana Addiction Center provides a full continuum of treatment programs for adults struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health difficulties. Located in the community of Sunset, La., 15 miles north of Lafayette, the facility offers residential treatment, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), and intensive outpatient program (IOP). If necessary, the center also facilitates medically supervised detoxification services.


Before beginning treatment, clients undergo an initial substance abuse and psychiatric evaluation to determine an individualized treatment program and appropriate level of care. Individuals who require detoxification or would benefit from a supervised, highly-structure environment may be referred to the Acadiana Addiction Center's residential program. The residential program typically lasts between 30 and 90 days, depending on the individual's needs.

During residential treatment, residents adhere to a structured schedule of weekly individual therapy session and group counseling, which are process- and education-oriented. Group counseling is designed to help clients regulate emotions and learn skill-building techniques to help prevent relapse. Family members are also invited to attend weekly counseling and educational sessions and a three-day family program.

Counseling sessions utilize a range of therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and reality-based therapy. These evidence-based approaches are designed to correct faulty thinking, modify behavior, and help clients set goals. Acadiana Addiction Center also adheres to the 12-step model of recovery. Residents may attend on-site meetings and attend educational workshops on the principles and practices of 12-Step.

Along with evidence-based treatment approaches, the facility also incorporates a number of holistic and experiential treatment approaches. Residents attend spiritual counseling sessions, as well as participate in art therapy sessions and therapeutic recreation. Clients also receive nutritional consultations. In addition, dually diagnosed clients receive ongoing psychiatric evaluations and medication management. Once a individual completes residential treatment, Acadiana Addiction Center strongly encourages clients to utilize its PHP or IOP as transitional aftercare services.

PHP offers daily treatment for clients, while IOP involves a minimum of 10 hours of weekly programming. Both programs entails individual, group, and family counseling sessions. Clients must also fully participate with a community-based 12-step fellowship while enrolled in an outpatient-based program. Acadiana Addiction Center also facilitates an alumni community with scheduled events and activities.


Acadiana Addiction Center employs a multidisciplinary team of physicians, psychiatrists, licensed substance abuse counselors, dieticians, a nursing staff, addictionologists, and recreational therapists.


Offering a tranquil, rural environment, Acadiana Addiction Center's spacious campus features a central pond, outdoor gazebos, walking paths, a fully equipped fitness center, basketball court, an indoor pool, and TV lounge. Clients share simply yet comfortable double-occupancy bedrooms.


The three alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave generally positive opinions of the facility. Two alumni polled on the matter both gave perfect five out of five-star ratings for the treatment staff's level of experience and training, as well as four- and five-star ratings for the facility's ability to treat co-occurring disorders. "This is where I got my life back. Taught me how to live life like an adult with life on life terms," alum R.C.T wrote. Alum C.E. added: "The staff at the facility show that they truly care."

However, one alum did offer a more moderate three-star rating for the facility's counseling options. "More options for things to do and a little more freedom with the choices," the anonymous alum wrote.


With a few exceptions, the eight loved ones polled by Rehabs.com also generally approved of the facility. The six survey respondents polled by on matters offered average ratings of 4.5 stars for the staff's level of experience and training, four stars for the facility's counseling options, and 3.67 stars for the level of family participation. Offering a four-star rating for the facility's discharge planning, one loved one wrote: "I find that this facility really cared about my loved one. The never gave up on them, and treated her with respect." Loved one D.G. added: "Availability of staff and treatment continuity was wonderful."

However, some loved ones were critical of some areas of treatment, citing the professionalism of particular counselors and limited insurance acceptance as weaknesses. Collectively, the six loved ones also offered an average rating of 2.5 stars for the facility's inclusion of holistic treatments.


Acadiana Addiction Center accepts a number of private insurance providers, including Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Beacon, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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