"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.
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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.More
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.More