Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center

3.6 (62 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
86 Palmetto Road
Rayville, LA 71269
8668483001 Visit Website
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Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center has been helping people recover from addiction for more than 20 years. Our team of caring professionals share over 250 years of experience in breaking the cycle of this devastating, chronic disease. We believe recovery must occur in three areas: physical, emotional and spiritual. Our program is designed to address all three of these key areas from day one. Our facilities and staff provide an environment that encourages a return to basic living skills, development of non-addictive coping skills, recognition of character defects, development of a non self-centered way of living, and a spiritual approach to life.

Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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I plan on going back to Palmetto in a couple of months to finish what I started 4 years ago in order to go back to work and just happened upon all of these reviews. I didn’t read all of them, but I ...


Disregard the negative reviews as most were probably left by those who, voluntarily or involuntarily, left early. Whether you stay 30, 60 or 90 days, go with an open mind and help will find you. This ...


It was a bad experience for me. I grew up poor so it wasn’t the bad living conditions. They demoralized and bully you in an attempt to break you down. When that doesn’t work...they use hypnosis......


avoid this scam! It is a miserable experience..horrible food, living quarters, and staff! Treatment is questionable at best. If you like being treated like a prisoner, this is the place for you.


I don’t recommend anyone come to this place if they have any respect for themselves. Perhaps that is what they are counting on. The counselors are dishonest and everyone is guilty until proven other...


This place is not fit for humans. I am lucky that I survived without dying from a mental disorder. They allow the other patients (former drug users) to belittle you and treat you very badly. It was ve...


This place changed my life. Great staff, wonderful program. I couldn't have chosen a better treatment center.


It was in 2009 I completed the program at Palmetto. By the grace of God I stayed despite the horrible treatment by administration, physicians, and clinical staff. One example is when my cabin was call...


Absolutely archaic treatment,awful treatment by most ...what ever they were. Last thing you need when your in trouble is to be treated like this ....condescending,arrogant bullies🙏


A few suggestions: With the national press picking up story after story of the excessive profits being made in treatment centers, and with the medical director being made fun of by the clients while ...


Please require that every conversation held with doctors and social workers be recorded. Please. I went in for a 3 day evaluation for $3000. I did not tell me at the start that if they recommended tre...


I'm 32 years old and this was the best experience of my life. It didn't seem to be so at first and I was extremely skeptical not to mention a little bit spoiled with a lavish lifestyle before treatmen...


I quickly learned to be self reliant. Strength: They maintained an atmosphere of pure isolation from the outside world and that helped me to look at me, I was surprised to see and hear myself through ...


It has been six years since I spent 96 days in this place and I am still recovering from recovery. If you are having issues going into this program, which most people are, you will have many more when...


Maintain the incredible work !! Lovin' it!


Your knowledge is amazingly useful.


PLEASE READ MY REVIEW EVERYONE I was a patient there and from day one was treated horribly , the staff there look down at you & treat you with little or no respect. For $3000 a week you get cook your...


I thought that the treatment was unprofessional. Drs Weiss, Chris and Jennifer were very professional and courteous. There is not a chance that the success rate is as high as they say it is. I know ma...


This place was horrible! First when you go to eval they put you in the best cabin. The you are dumped to a substandard living cabin with brown water and 20+ years furniture. The program makes you beli...




BEWARE I tried contacting multiple staff members of Palmetto, many times via phone and email, during my son's stay. Only one person returned my call. He was great!!! He was very helpful in providing i...


Palmetto saved my life, hands down!!! Could not be happier now. and I was a hopeless drug addict for over 10 years. Thank you Palmetto!!


Great program, they break you and remake you!! I had a wonderful experience here and recommend it to anyone seeking a new profound life! I only wish insurance companies cared more about addiction. My ...


I must say this was a life changing experience for me. Palmetto helped me understand the core issues in my life, alcohol and drugs were not the root cause of my problems. Alcohol and drugs were my w...


Horrible!...some may not care about posting the FACTS but I do, if you have other options PLEASE take heed to comment, I am sober & could only tolerate this place 2 weeks ...! They do not care about y...


This place saved me! I think you get out of a program what you\'re willing to put into it. That was back in 2007 and I am clean and sober living a life I didn\'t dream could be possible!


Didn't work. It's a little harsh but a good place to get clean. There is a great councilor


The counseling and mental health services I received were excellent. I truly believe because of the treatment I received I had a better chance at staying sober. I've been sober four years. It is exp...


People Listen to your Problems and honestly try there best to Help. A few Bad employees .... A bad apple spoils a bunch. If it will help You or a loved one By all means GO


My fried had nothing but postive things to say about this place. She loved the atmosphere and did so well


I know this is one of the few places professional can go to keep there license. O)ther than that this place is not for someone who needs help getting clean or regaining their life.


I attended Palmetto in 2006 and have been sober ever since. My life changed completely and everything I have that is good in my life started in this treatment center. I and my family will be forever...


This place is highly unethical.


This place is completely illegitimate.






I did the 3 day evaluation. I am not an addict, but Palmetto will label you as one unless you are 100% pure with regards to drugs. Their medical director is unprofessional and deliberately condescend...


90 day rehab successfully completed with much resistant from patient. The patient is clean and sober, but they didn't do enough to get the patient involved at the beginning.


I was left on my own without direction or help. It was not about help it was about making money; if you have good insurance you get good care.


I went thru a 3 day evaluation. The staff started selling me on a 90 day treatment program as soon as I arrived even though I am not an addict. Biggest scam I have ever seen. Staff and program felt li...


Overall it was a deceptive facility that takes advantage for profit. You pay tens of thousands of dollars, but only given $40-budget for food the whole week. The staff are very rude and manipulative....


Palmetto was not easy, but it works. They gave me a wonderful life. Going on 6 years sober.


The best decision I ever made was to attend this wonderful center. Detox was painless, staff accommodating, beautiful setting, and great counseling. Palmetto is the reason I am alive today. My stay wa...


Way behind the times in addiction treatment. Old-school break 'em down and build 'em back up. Encouraged clients to criticize each other. I hated it. Left early when one of the other clients became ab...


It's probably the best rehab I've been to. I've been to 12 inpatient facilities and this one is the best. Been sober for 3 years since I left Palmetto! Thanks for my life back!


Palmetto saved my life. This is a place that truly cares about helping their patients get sober. They not only use a very therapeutic approach but help patients learn to live life as a functioning me...


Palmetto saved my life. This place truly cares about helping people and taught me so much about myself.


Palmetto is a very sacred place that took a severely dysfunctional junkie and helped me to turn my life around and become a productive member of sobriety. This is the place where getting sober is the ...


Palmetto far exceeded my expectations across the board. I had been in rehab approximately 15 times before and decided it would not work. I was essentially forced to go by my doctor. It was the beginni...


I thought drugs/alcohol were my problem. This treatment facility and the counselors showed me how to dig further, to expose my weakness, fears, behaviors, thoughts, feelings etc. This allowed me to fa...


We had family weekend. Helped us be a part of the recovery process.


Helped me get and stay clean.


Very effective treatment!


Horrible people; horrible program


Helped me get my life together


This was my 10th treatment. Palmetto is the best treatment center around.


Best thing that could have happened to me, saved my life, learned a lot about shame, guilt and resentments/ anger.


Found it helpful.


I didn't have the money to pay for it, or I would have stayed longer


Had such a negative experience.


My friend had been to treatment sites in the past but the difference in this experience is the staff at Palmetto seem unafraid of confronting him and his family to break the cycle of dysfunction and m...

Areas of Focus
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Jay Weiss, MD, ASAM, Psychiatrist
    Jay Weiss, MD, ASAM, Psychiatrist - Medical Director

    Jay Weiss, MD, is a graduate of University of Arkansas College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Psychiatry while serving in the United States Air Force for a total of 30 years. Dr. Weiss is ASAM certified (2005) and is board certified in Geriatrics (1994), Addictions/Substance Abuse (1995), and Psychiatry (1991). He is a member of both the AMA and APA associations. His speaking engagements include the FAA conference on Aviation Psychiatry, USAF on Combat Psychiatry and Celestial Navigation. Dr. Weiss believes that staff interaction on both a professional and personal level makes Palmetto an exceptional place for treatment. He gives lectures throughout the country. He is affiliated with the FAA. He has been at Palmetto 15 years.

  • Photo of Phillip Ables, M.ED., LPC
    Phillip Ables, M.ED., LPC - Program Director

    Phillip is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Professional Counseling. A Licensed Professional Counselor (#253) for over 22 years, he has worked with individuals, couples and families; patients suffering chronic illness, and individuals with developmental disabilities. Phillip’s counseling is based on cognitive-behavioral therapy. “I will listen to what you say, but I will believe what you do.” No addict will every get better without taking that first step, and asking for help.