Hardtner Medical Center
Olla, LA. 71465
The Hardtner Medical Center has also specialized in individual psychotherapy, group therapy, cognitive/behavior therapy, and others - as well as many other treatment modalities such as persons with serious mental illness (SMI), case management, education services, and more. - The intensive outpatient program (IOP) at Hardtner combines evidence-based, state of the art treatment for substance abuse with 12 Step principles. - The intense, focused experience is suitable for individuals who do not need detox, who live within driving distance of the center, and who meet the requirements determined by a clinical assessment. - The term dual diagnosis is used when there is mental illness as well as substance abuse. This is very common. In many cases individuals have turned to alcohol or drug abuse as a way of "self-medicating" a mental illness they have not recognized, or not accepted, or which has not been acknowledged. - Treatment of people with co-occurring substance abuse (or substance dependence) and mental illness is more complicated than the treatment of either condition alone. ' The counselors and staff at the Hardtner Medical Center are all well trained in recognizing and dealing with clients with dual diagnosis, and are appropriately supervised to ensure they can give clients the treatments they need to regain control over their lives.