Townsend Treatment Center Programs
The Townsend Way
The Townsend Way is the guiding principle and innovative treatment model that shapes our perspective about treating addiction as a brain disease. Getting help at a Townsend Treatment Center is unlike anywhere else. We can help you feel better fast with professional addiction care, compassionate staff, and affordable services at our programs located throughout South Louisiana.
Genetic Components of Addiction
At Townsend, we use groundbreaking innovations developed by our Chief Medical Officer, Howard Wetsman, MD. A New Orleans-based Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine expert, Dr. Wetsman pioneered the use of genetic testing and proprietary medical monitoring to collect scientific data that addresses and stabilizes the individual’s addiction and related complications.
At Townsend Treatment Centers, once the patient’s acute medical condition has stabilized, The Townsend Way approach offers treatment customized to each individual. Unfortunately, there is no cure for addiction. With a personalized medical focus on the uniqueness of every patient, we devise a unique, effective, and long-term plan to keep his or her addiction in remission – which is freedom worth experiencing. Townsend seeks the remission of symptoms that stop a person from seeking drugs or engaging in other behaviors to fix symptoms.
Townsend Continuum of Care
At seven of the Townsend Treatment Centers, Outpatient Programs are facilitated by experienced addiction staff that administers compassionate care for you and your loved ones offereing Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Medical Stabilization (detox) services. At the The Townsend Recovery Center in Scott, LA, we also offer Residential Care and Medical Stabilization (detox) services.
Our IOP program allows flexibility in treatment scheduling that is not found in inpatient programs. At our facilities we offer day and evening programs that make it possible for the busy professional, parent, and student to address their addictions while maintaining the other important responsibilities in their lives.
The last century of substance abuse rehabilitation rested on the premise that patients struggling with addiction were healthy, normal individuals who made life choices that lead to their chemical dependency. Based on contemporary research, we recognize “substance abuse” doesn’t accurately describe what we now know. Addiction is a disease.
Looking at this condition as a brain disease, addiction involves a faulty reward system in the brain related to the neurotransmitter dopamine that controls motivation, focus, and enjoyment. Many people with a poor dopamine signal experience an imbalance that may push them to self-medicate with alcohol or drugs to feel better.
Unlike other rehab programs, we treat your loved one’s underlying condition using The Townsend Way. Traditional acute care inpatient model of treatment fails to help people suffering from addiction because symptoms are only temporarily suppressed. The underlying primary illness remains untreated which leads to relapse.
What is The Townsend Way?