Woodlake Addiction Recovery

Louisiana (LA) > Rehab Centers in Ethel, LA
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3.1
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3015 Highway 956
Ethel, Louisiana 70730

Financial & Insurance Details

  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing

Treatment Center Settings

  • Lakeside

Facility Highlights

12-step programs

Spiritual Program

Employee Assistance Program

Treatment Center Philosophy

"Woodlake Addiction Recovery Center is based on the Traditions and Principles of the 12-step programs and the founding Oxford Group. The Four Absolutes –Honesty, Unselfishness, Love, and Purity and the guiding keys of the Beatitudes were the basics of the Oxford Group from which AA and other 12-steps programs originated. Woodlake Addiction Recovery Center parallels the founding Oxford absolutes, the keys or attitudes to happiness, and the guiding principles of the 12 Step Programs into the four phases of their treatment.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

LOUIS CATALDIE, MD-ABAM
MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Louis Cataldie, MD, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Addictive Medicine. He has been in the field of addictionology for thirty years. He has served as coroner of East Baton Rouge Parish, Medical Examiner for the State of Louisiana, Medical Director of the Office of Addictive Disorder for Louisiana, and Medical Director for the State of Louisiana Emergency Medical Services. Doctor Cataldie was also a consultant to the White House on Adolescent Inhalant Abuse during the Reagan years. He serves as Medical Director for the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.

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THOMAS ESTIS, PHD, NCC, LPC, LPC-S, LMFT, LMFT-BAS, LAC, ICADC
DIRECTOR

Thomas Estis, Ph.D. holds an Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Social Work from Jackson State University and a Master of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling with a minor in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisiana – Monroe; Dr. Estis’ credentials include national and state licensure: NCC, LPC, LPC-S , LMFT-BAS, LAC, and ICADC; Witnessing families in crisis for years prior to the addicted person entering treatment or recovery, Dr. Estis’ dissertation focused on a qualitative study that researched the crisis necessary for the addicted person(s) to embrace treatment and ultimately recovery. Dr. Estis’ experiences span more than two decades of individual, group, and family counseling, speaking engagements including state and national level and a COA background. Dominant therapeutic approaches include Gestalt and Existential Therapy which affords a holistic and spiritual roadmap for correlating the spiritual awakening stressed in the Twelve (12) Steps Recovery Programs.

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Recovered User
No Rating
All the staff from Doctors all the way to the Health Techs are just wonderful. They treat everyone with kindness, respect and with no judgment. I graduated from the facility with all the tools and motivation to continue my recovery in my own community.
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anonymous
1.3
Our son was there for 30 day. We found the care was subpar. Staff is very easily manipulated. Too many former patients running the place. The facilities are filthy ! Bird poop all over the windows in the dining area. Bed Bugs, dirty cabins. The food is marginal at best. Also, there was a box in the woods where people could drop off cell phones for patients. The management needs a serious turnover. It used to be an excellent treatment facility. Not sure what has happened. Did not know how bad it was until he went to another facility with excellent staff, clean facilities and professional counselors and employees.
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Faith
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Woodlake saved me at a time when I wasn’t sure I wanted that. I came in after 18 years in Recovery and a 4 year relapse. I was the oldest woman there and the other women embraced me and loved me when I couldn’t do it myself. Thank god for the gorgeous grounds, my counselor. BTW- still clean,
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Anonymous
5.0
Excellent
I believe they did a wonderful job. brother has completely changed and is still doing great to this day. They focus on eah person differently and really care about them.
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JTC
1.7
I have been here. I hated this place. You get everyday almost to tattle if you talked to a woman or one talk to you. I feel like the maturity of the place all over was non existing. And you get punished for dumb things yes you make a mistake. Correct me and let me move on this was my first recovery place. The food was horrible. I felt like I was in another body and not mine having to please staff and watch people get caught even for looking or talking to a girl . I do not recommend this place and I left ama cause I quit on my own. There is a time in your life were you just say why anymore my friends all have grown up have kids and I wasted 3-5 years chasing drugs and it gets to be enough. You literally have to start going people\'s trust and show the person you are not steal or hustle for anything. Be a genuine person that wants better. Hope this helps
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Anonymous
4.7
Excellent
Clean and serene grounds. Costly.
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Anonymous
4.3
Great
Solid treatment and good staff.
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Lauren
3.7
Very Good
My son went here for 27 days....it saved his life!! The staff was always nice and eager to help. He\'s now in traansitional living and doing really well! He has a whole different outlook on life now. I\'m so glad we chose woodlake!!
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xxxx
1.0
Woodlake is all about money. Not recovery. The cook didn\'t know even know how to cook cabbage.
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Glen
5.0
Excellent
Three specific doctors and staff are WONDERFUL. They are the best in the business and if sobriety is your goal, I recommend Woodlake with A+ ratings in every possible category. The facility and grounds are second to none. The staff is caring and experienced, and treat you with love, respect, honesty from your first day right on thru to graduation AND beyond.
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K
1.0
If you are in need of detox, DO NOT GO HERE!!!! The techs are great! but that\'s about it!!!! If you love them, bring them somewhere else!!!!
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Robert
3.0
Good
Daughter embraced the 12 Step Program, and is sponsoring others. It's expensive, average insurance will leave a balance typically. Otherwise, the setting, staff and program were wonderful!
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Anonymous
4.3
Great
The facility had very nice employees and treated my relative very well. The price was a little steep. It was a very nice experience and I recommend it for anyone who is trying to overcome addiction.
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Jc
1.0
My comment would be: They try to care but they don't actually care. ... Guys can\'t look at girls and vice versa. I have quit alcohol and drugs on my own. It is all will power. If you're not ready, don\'t fake it for family. Say you aren\'t ready. But Woodlake was my worst experience. If they said you talked to a girl, on Monday you have to say yes, I talked to a girl. They take your visitation phone and anything else that might make you feel human. I left against medical advice. ... And I\'m upset about how they act like they are perfect and us addicts are screw ups. I hated this place. I learned on my own how much I love my life and I stopped. Don\'t add drama to your life and make excuses. Say it\'s for you, and you love your life. I love all who change their lives. But since, I've been safe. I just wanted to say my experience there. You will hate it. Sorry for being blunt. Love all.
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rc
2.3
My experience at Woodlake was not a good one. You were treated almost like an inmate. You could not walk the grounds by yourself without some staff member telling you you were in trouble. Many of the staff were extremely condescending... The staff allowed certain individuals to spiral out of control and in one instance almost caused a huge brawl among the patients. All this disrupted my and other's recovery and for $10,000 we should have received better treatment, better control over the patients, and a compassionate, helpful environment.
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Carla
5.0
Excellent
Not nearly as luxurious as photos/website. Overall good counselors.
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Jeffery
5.0
Excellent
Very good treatment center.
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Cyndi
5.0
Excellent
Constant contact with counselors and family and family counseling with patient.
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JA
1.0
I would not recommend this place for treatment. You would be better served attending AA or NA on your own. Understaffed, unorganized and closed-minded are the terms I would use to describe this place. Also, there are no one-on-one sessions on a regular basis to help the patient identify the and work through the problems that lead to the addiction in the first place.
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