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Biedenharn Family Treatment Program

Located at the CADA Bossier Treatment Center, the Biedenharn Family Treatment Program is a long-term treatment program for pregnant women and women with children. It is owned and operated by the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse of NWLA, and is licensed by Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals.

Since 1989, the Biedenharn Family Treatment Program has had a contractual relationship with the Louisiana Office of Addictive Disorders to provide residential levels of care for adolescents who are diagnosed with addictive diseases.

The Biedenharn Family Treatment Program is a very unique residential program for pregnant and post-partum substance abusing women. In order to be admitted, the women have to have a diagnoseable substance abuse disorder, and must either be pregnant or have children 12 years of age or under in her custody.  The program provides 90-120 days of treatment.  We accept Blue Cross & Blue Shield, ValueOptions, and United Behavioral Health insurance, Medicaid, and personal payment.  Other commercial insurance may apply.

Having their children with them while in treatment eliminates a major obstacle for many women who need help with their addiction. Children reside with their mothers while they are in treatment at the facility and each has a primary counselor. Children's physical, emotional, and cognitive development is monitored by a counselor, the center's Nurse Consultant, and Medical Director.

School age children attend community public schools, and infants and toddlers are cared for at the facility by qualified staff.  Other elements of the program include:

  • Substance abuse education and relapse prevention
  • Individual, group, and family therapies
  • 12-Step recovery community groups
  • Job readiness training and/or GED preparation
  • Parenting and recreational group therapy


Clients have the opportunity to take GED preparation classes in the local community.  Some of our clients attend college or technical school if they have already obtained their high school diploma or GED.  Children who are residents of the Biedenharn Family Treatment Program attend regular public school in Bossier Parish.

Staff and Licensures

All counseling staff are registered, certified and/or licensed by the state of Louisiana to provide substance abuse treatment, and are mandated by the state's regulatory authorities to participate in ongoing training and prescribed supervision.

All clients are approved for admission and reviewed weekly by the Medical Director who holds a specialty in the field of addictions. The Medical Director and Nurse Consultant are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. In the case of an emergency, clients are transferred immediately to an acute care facility such as LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport.

The facility is licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.

Typical Day for Our Clients

The Biedenharn Family Treatment Program clients get themselves and their kids ready for school in the morning. The children attend regular public school at a Bossier Parish school. The moms attend a group/lecture in the morning and afternoon, as well as meet with their individual counselor. They attend 12-step meetings in the evenings, while their children remain at the facility under supervision of volunteers and staff.

All clients have the opportunity to go on weekend outings as long as they have advanced to the appropriate level and are doing well in the program.

For more information, contact Mike Patton, Facility Director, at JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .

Biedenharn Family Treatment Program

Phone Numbers: 318-747-1211 / 318-222-1767 / 318-222-1289

CADA Bossier Treatment Center
1525 Fullilove
Bossier City, LA 71112