The Serenity Treatment Center provides high-quality Chemical Dependency Treatment for male and female adults (18 and older) facing the challenges of alcoholism and drug dependencies. We believe that addiction is a primary drive that should be managed through education, therapy, AA step work and learning to live addiction free. The following are some of the testimonials of those that have been helped by our programs.
One of the best rehabilitation centers in the entire state; it is one of the reasons why my son is sober today. They gave him the tools he needed to fight against his addiction. The way they help is unique, for they preach by example. What better way than a former addict to help one who is in recovery?
They helped my son become the man he is today; I do not know how to pay them back!
He has changed in body and soul, so thank you, Serenity Treatment Center, for giving my son back his life and for showing him that he could overcome the addiction and now he can lead a wonderful life.
Although it has been less than 30 days, I love what the Serenity Treatment Center has done for my son, Jemone. They have taught him some discipline and how to refuse to use.
I am excited to see him sober and attentive when I speak to him. He is an awesome friendly, trustworthy person, and I will stand by him all the way. The Serenity Treatment Center staff is friendly, competent, and helpful.
I thank you all for encouraging our young sons and daughters in Louisiana.
A grateful Mother in Louisiana.
Dear Serenity Treatment Center,
It has been a week of my stay in your facility. I am most grateful for this opportunity and thankful that God heard my Prayer! When I realized that I was in a place that stands on a foundation of the Love of God, I accepted. I have come to truly appreciate what it is you’ve instilled within my life in such a short time.
Your staff of professionals is awesome indeed. I now want to make the best of my 30 days and continue to share what I’ve gained with others, such as how important it is to realize the magnitude of the disease we share and how great it is to learn to submit our lives fully to a Higher Power!
Lastly, I humbly await my day of Graduation so that I can one day reflect on those things taught and be a great sponsor for those who will also be in need of finding their sobriety and why it is so important to survive.
Lawrence C, A sober alcoholic and addict.
I would like to thank you for the Serenity Treatment Center. When I was first admitted, Monique taught education, and I learned so much. By working and listening to Jeff and John, it gave me the coping skills that I can use in my everyday life for a lifetime. They, along with Ms. Dee and Beau, are awesome. Please thank all of them for me.
Thanks to the Kitchen staff, Ms. Courtney and Ms. Amy, who adds flair to this center. Their meal preparation really hits the spot; very nutritional. I would also like to thank the nurses, Ms. A, especially. They really do their all to keep us in decent medical health while some detox and minor aches make their way out of us.
I’m thankful for the Techs, from Shayla to Simon; they make sure we have structure, a thing that was missing in my life.
Thank you for my Sobriety. Please allow me to come back and encourage the new clients. Thank you again, and I will continue to trudge down this road of Sobriety, thanks to The Serenity Treatment Center.
My first time in treatment, I entered Greenbriar Mental Hospital in Covington, LA, on April 12, 2016, to detox from opiates and benzos and was there for 14 days; the first 5 days, I was extremely sick. The next 9 days I was awaiting placement in a rehab. I was getting very discouraged at this point. On the 14th day, my roommate had a bed at Serenity. She was awaiting the arrival of her 1st grandchild, which was due at any time. She and my social worker came to me that morning and asked if I would like to go in her place!! That was nothing short of God’s work! I was ecstatic knowing that in a few hours, I would be at Serenity Treatment Center to start the next phase of my recovery. When I arrived there, I was somewhat anxious and overwhelmed, to say the least.
During my time in treatment there, I learned that my 30 years of addiction was not my entire problem. I learned a lot about myself. I came to understand the addiction process and that Spirituality was a necessary part of my recovery. I am extremely pleased with my treatment at Serenity! The staff was extremely caring and compassionate. Serenity is by far the best treatment center around! They saved my life!
My Experience at The Serenity Treatment Center was what I needed. I was tired, beaten down and hopeless. I got there New Year’s Eve, 2014. Of course, I did not want to be there. My first week, I tried everything in my power to get my mom to come and get me. My first visit with her, I tried to get her to bring me home, and she would not. Now, 8 1/2 months later, I thank her for not bringing me home. I’ve been to several treatment centers, but none like The Serenity Treatment Center.
I never knew why I kept doing the things I was doing. The Serenity Treatment Center taught me that Alcohol and Drugs weren’t the only problems I had. I had to change everything about myself, even the way I thought about things. Now I take suggestions from someone other than myself. I am sober.
My experience here has given me the spiritual tools, knowledge and confidence to continue with my recovery and sobriety. Before entering treatment, I did not have the slightest clue what to expect.
The staff, outside speakers, teachers and counselors were all here to help me grow in a manner that suited my personality. Even though I was hesitant to commit to sobriety when first arriving, I’m leaving with an understanding and a framework to base a positive lifestyle around.
Every day here has been challenging and relaxed, my time here flew by, and I’m feeling hopeful for the first time in a while.
Since I admitted myself into The Serenity Treatment Center, I was taken aback by the peaceful atmosphere I felt. From the way I was greeted to the way the staff and the instructors handled themselves was a method I have so long needed. The disciplined style of handling clients in their recovery and always reminding us that this is a life and death disease we are dealing with is absolute and vital to our recovery.
A grateful Mother in Louisiana.
My son went through both the inpatient and outpatient treatment programs at Serenity and the transformation he made, and the education and coping skills he learned leaves me incredibly hopeful for his future. From my first week visit, I saw the center making a difference in him.
Thank you to the staff and administration for their help – you were a light for me when my family was in a dark place, and for that, I am grateful.
My experience at Serenity Treatment Center was an experience that changed my life. It was a blessing in disguise. I didn’t see it in that moment, but God was doing for me what I was incapable of doing for myself. I existed in hell on earth for a few years, and I didn’t know a way out. Living a life abstinent of drugs and alcohol was something I truly could not fathom or accept. I was so incredibly beaten down and worn out that I knew I had to try something different. At that point in my life, I had nothing left to lose, and I just wanted a way out other than suicide. I was able to open up and be completely honest with my counselors. I didn’t want to, but they had a special God-given gift of pulling it all out of me. I swear they could have been mind readers. We began slowly but surely sorting through the wreckage of my past and exposing my twisted way of thinking and inner thoughts. They deflated my false sense of pride and ego and then broke me down in order for me to be built back up the right way. For the first time in my life, I was able to see the truth about myself and the delusional world and web of lies I convinced myself to believe. I came to terms with the damage I caused anyone in my path that dared to love and care for me, and I felt some intense pain that I later discovered was an asset, something to keep me sober. The educators and counselors taught me about my disease, and why I was different, and they gave me a solution to my problem through the 12 steps and by breaking down the big book each day little by little. Each person there truly has a gift; they were selfless, patient, tough, and persistent to show me the answers to all my questions so that I could change. I thought that the drugs and the alcohol were the issues in my life, yet again one of my many delusions. The drugs weren’t the problem- they had become my solution; I was my problem. The void I filled with drugs needed to be replaced with a power greater than me. After reading the big book and having my disease broken down to me a million different ways, living a life abstinent of drugs and alcohol entirely was clearly the only way for me to live at all; it was the only logical solution. The solution to my misery, feelings of uselessness, my failed relationships with family, friends, jobs, God, and society in general. My life had taken on new meaning…and here I am a year later; sober, happy, joyous, and free from the bondage of self, just like the book promised me. Thinking back to when I was sitting in treatment a year ago, I remembered thinking about what life would be like in my future, best possible scenario. I can honestly say the life I live today exceeds anything I have ever imagined. I am able to be a daughter today, a sister, a granddaughter, and a friend, a sponsor to other women, a reliable employee, and a decent human being. I see that my life does have purpose, God has a plan for me, and I do have something to offer today. None of this would have ever been possible for me without my counselors and my educators. Without fully understanding the disease I will live with forever and being taught the solution, I couldn’t have changed. For an alcoholic with this disease, to drink is to die… spiritually or physically. I am eternally grateful for the people at Serenity Treatment Center for giving me the gift of life, hope, answers, and understanding and stressing the importance of God in my life. I now see that God doesn’t send storms, he uses them. He doesn’t take us into troubled waters to drown us, but to cleanse us. Nothing in his world happens by mistake, and the journey through treatment got me where I am today; to have the capability to be the person he intended me to be, to be of service to him and to others, and to be at peace.