Located in one of the world’s most vibrant and diverse cities, Two Dreams New Orleans applies evidence based treatment practices that provide the foundation for a lasting recovery.Our facility provides the very best in outpatient and intensive outpatient services with convenient daytime and evening hours that allows for our clients to focus on their recovery needs while tending to their everyday responsibilities. Our experienced treatment team will provide the highest quality of treatment for your individual needs.Treatment Services ProvidedOutpatient/Aftercare Personalized, flexible drug and alcohol treatment that is comprised of 1-2 sessions a week, for 1-3 hours per session.Intensive Outpatient The Intensive Outpatient Program of Two Dreams provides process-based, addiction treatment therapy three days a week. Patients typically spend 9-15 hours per week in the program.Psychiatric ServicesDr. Arwen Podesta is a board certified adult psychiatrist with sub-specializations in addiction medicine, forensic psychiatry, and integrative & holistic medicine. Dr. Podesta's emphasizes whole wellness and uses evidenced based therapies.Additional ServicesCo-Occurring Disorders We specialize in treating secondary disorders such as trauma, depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety, and co-dependency.12-Step We include a 12-step component into our seven dimensions of treatment and replace addictive mindsets with healthy, effective rituals based in group processing.Learn More About Two Dreams New OrleansWhat types of services are offered at the Two Dreams New Orleans location?The Two Dreams New Orleans branch, located in the picturesque Garden District, provides outpatient and intensive outpatient services to adults seeking addiction recovery services. Both treatment programs offer professionally directed assessment, diagnosis, treatment and recovery service provided in an organized non-residential treatment setting. Programs include individual/group/family counseling and psycho-education on recovery, as well as urine drug monitoring, medication management, medical and psychiatric examinations, crisis mitigation coverage and orientation to community-based support groups. When are services offered at Two Dreams New Orleans?Our office is open from 8am-5pm on weekdays. Services may be offered during the day, before or after work or school, in the evening, and/or on weekends. Adult clients must attend therapeutic services a minimum of 9 hours per week, spread over at least three days; they may not attend therapeutic services for more than 19 hours per week. Children/adolescents must attend therapeutic services a minimum of 6 hours per week, spread over at least three days; they may not attend therapeutic services for more than 19 hours per week.What types of activities are incorporated into the Two Dreams New Orleans treatment programs?The New Orleans staff implements activities that emphasize the following: commitment to recovery, reduction or elimination of inducements to use, continued abstinence by use of relapse prevention and urine drug monitoring; understanding of the disease of addiction through psycho-educational groups; development of social support network by utilizing outside support groups and implementing mandatory meetings; educational skills and achieving continued education; vocational skills and job/career related activities; working without substance use hindering employment; continued work on social and interpersonal skills by utilizing group and individual therapy; effective communication and improved relationships through family therapy; the adverse effects of substance use; continued commitment to recovery and maintenance through compliance and willingness to be in the program. What is the staff-to-client ratio at Two Dreams New Orleans?There is always at least one licensed mental health professional (LMHP) on-site when clinical services are being provided. LMHP caseloads never exceed 1:25 active clients, and the ratio is usually closer to 1:3 active clients. A physician is on site as needed for the management of psychiatric and medical needs, and is on-call 24 hours per day, seven days per week. There is also a clinical supervisor on call at all times, and on-site at least 10 hours a week.What makes Two Dreams unique?We believe in individualized drug addiction care here at Two Dreams. Our comprehensive treatment model sets us apart from other programs in that we consider each individual holistically. In order to ensure that all areas of life are examined, we use a “3-7-3 Model” composed of Three Phases, Seven Dimensions, and Three Outcomes. This all-encompassing plan helps clients gain insight into the pervasive nature of addiction and decreases the likelihood of relapse.