Woodlake Addiction Recovery

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3015 Highway 956
Ethel, LA 70730
2259241910 Visit Website
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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

"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.

Woodlake Addiction Recovery 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.

Reviews at a Glance

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The workers don’t smile. They make it seem like a concentration camp and everyone is in it. Not welcoming at all. I get tough love. But I also believe in a happy God that would want the recovery to ...


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 mot...


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 ...


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 whe...


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.


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 punish...


Clean and serene grounds. Costly.


Solid treatment and good staff.


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...


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 ground...


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!!!!


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!


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.


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...


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 ...


Not nearly as luxurious as photos/website. Overall good counselors.


Very good treatment center.


Constant contact with counselors and family and family counseling with patient.


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....

Areas of Focus
Holistic approach

Treatment involves a holistic approach addressing the interrelated components of the personality which includes the spiritual, the mental, the emotional, the social, the physical, and the volitional or the will power of the person.

Family Counseling

Families are invited to attend a Family Weekend to receive education regarding the disease of addiction for family members and participation in family group sessions. Woodlakes Family Education model focuses on the disease concept, spirituality, the loss of personalities, defenses, neurological chemistry of addiction, the principles of the 12 step programs, and includes specific task to assist with redefining self and recovery. The Family Education group work is designed to allow the family members to explore their pain in the midst of the addiction, openly and honestly discuss resentments, determine proper amends and realistic expectations, and devise specific means to continue the recovery process while improving the relationship and enhanced communication.

Key Staff Members

    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.


    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.