Buckhalter Residential Program
Located at the CADA Bossier Treatment Center, the Buckhalter Residential Program is a long-term residential treatment program for adult men and women. The program utilizes a Modified Therapeutic Community model for recovery.
A MTC is a drug-free residential setting that uses peer influence, mediated through a variety of group processes, to help individuals learn and assimilate social norms and develop more effective social skills.
In addition to the importance of the community as a primary agent of change, a second fundamental MTC principle is "self-help." Self-help implies that the individuals in treatment are the main contributors to the change process. "Mutual self-help" means that individuals also assume partial responsibility for the recovery of their peers - an important aspect of an individual's own treatment.
Buckhalter Admission Criteria
Each potential client is screened to determine if they meet the criteria for admission:
1. Must be 23 years of age.
2. Must have a diagnosed substance abuse disorder.
3. Must be medically and psychiatrically stable.
4. Must have 30 day supply of all prescribed medications and remain medication compliant.
5. Must be willing to follow BRC rules and policies.
Assessment, Treatment Planning and Continuing Care
Each client admitted to the Buckhalter Residential Program has an Addiction Severity Assessment which identifies problems that will need to be addressed in treatment. An individualized treatment plan is done based on problems identified and the plan is reviewed on a continuous basis with a multidisciplinary team. Each client has a primary substance abuse counselor and is expected to attend and participate in 25 hours of therapeutic activities each week, including:
- Substance abuse education
- Individual, group, and recreational therapies
- Relapse prevention
- Life Skills Education and spiritual lectures
- 12-Step recovery community groups
As clients approach completion of the program we assist them with continuing care planning and referrals for post-treatment housing.
Typical Day for Our Clients
Our clients start the day with a morning meditation group followed by an addiction education group and group therapy. Life skills groups and female trauma groups are done in the afternoons. We also offer spirituality groups and recreation each week. Clients are also transported to several outside support group meetings.
Average monthly cost is $1700-2000 per month, and CADA accepts Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana, Value Options and Medicaid. Costs cover room, board, meals, and treatment services. If a client is unable to pay, he/she may qualify for state-funded assistance.
Buckhalter Alumni Association
Buckhalter alumni are grateful for the assistance they received and are fully committed to their recovery. They are proud of the changes they have been able to make in their lives. Their stories of rising above addiction are poignant and inspirational.
The alumni association hosts several events and functions during the year to show their gratitude and support of those who are currently residents of the Buckhalter Residential Program. Visit our Facebook page by searching for Buckhalter Alumni.
Jane came to the Buckhalter Residential Program with a long history of substance use. As a result she was estranged from her family, unemployed and physically and emotionally spent. Jane was with us for approximately 6 months and she is now reconciled with her family, has been working as a Direct-care Tech in the addiction field for the past 3 years and is very involved with the Alumni group.
Ryan also came to us with a long history of substance use but also with an extensive criminal history. Ryan had ruined his relationship with his wife and children and was also unemployed and homeless. Now, four years after completing treatment Ryan has righted his relationship with his family and is working as a chef in one our cities finest restaurants.
Before coming to the Buckhalter, I [Tracy] had lost all hope of ever living clean and sober. I had been using off and on for seventeen years and I was thirty-two years old.
I was in an abusive relationship. Plus, I had been out of work for nine months, despite having several professional management positions on my resume.
Somewhere along the way, my life path became blurred and I lost my God given direction. Drugs and alcohol had taken control of my life and despite my attempts to control my use, I was powerless because I lacked the tools and knowledge to remain clean and sober. The Buckhalter gave me a safe place to confront my core issues. I was always trying to numb the pain of life with drugs, but never really dealing with the real reasons I used them.
At the Buckhalter Residential Program, I was able to deal with things of my past that directed "how" I made decisions in several areas of my life. I was able to get knowledge of my disease of addiction and was taught new coping skills, so that I would not keep making decisions based on my emotional state.
In the past, I was always looking for something, but I just did not know what that was. I looked for it in a pill, a drink, a relationship, but all along what I was searching for was God. I found that spiritual connection at the Buckhalter. I had to be still enough to allow Bod to direct my steps through direction of the counselors and other clients, without any outside distractions. I thought I had to do it by myself and it was too much.
I was not just created by God to do it without Him. God has given me the strength, one day at a time, to overcome this addiction as long as I apply the tools given to me by the Buckhalter on a daily basis. of course, I was also willing to do what was asked. Today, I give back to others. i am working and planning to go back to college in three months to finish my college degree. I have an apartment and I am self sufficient. My relationships with my family and friends have been restored.
Most importantly, I have discovered peace. None of this would have been possible without help. The Buckhalter has literally saved my life and given me more than I could ever have imagined. I am truly grateful. I use to think I just wanted my old life back before the drugs. i didn't get my old life back, but a brand new one. Thank you for allowing me a second chance at life.
Staff and Licensures
All counseling staff for the Buckhalter Residential Program are registered, certified and/or licensed by the state of Louisiana to provide substance abuse treatment, and are mandated by the state's regulatory authorities to participate in ongoing training and prescribed supervision.
The Buckhalter Residential Program has a contracted Medical Director and Nurse Consultant is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. In the case of an emergency, clients are transferred immediately to an acute care facility such as LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport.
The CADA Bossier Treatment Center is licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.
For more information contact Mike Patton, JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .
Buckhalter Residential Program Phone: 318-747-1211
CADA Bossier Treatment Center
1525 Fullilove Drive, Bossier City, LA 71112