The Office for Addictive Disorders-Region VII assists indiviuals in positive life changing decisions and actions.

Mission Statement

The Office for Addictive Disorders - Region VII provides accessible behavioral health services to persons with alcohol, drug dependency, compulsive gambling & co-occuring disorders.


WE EXIST to assist those suffering with addictions in making changes in their thinking, leading to changes in their life that they desire.

WE REALIZE there is nothing that can be done to or for an indiviual that will make his/her life better. We can assist them in their progress towards a personally satisfying life.

WE ARE part of a very important continuum of care in the community and we strive to support this healthy environment for those we serve.

WE OFFER primary prevention, treatment, case management and referral in a culturally sensitive, competent, and indiviualized manner to clients, their families, and the community.

About NCAD

The Natchitoches Center for Addictive Disorders was established in 1975. In 1994, the center moved into a new building constructed specifically for Addictive Disorders and Mental Health by the Natchitoches Parish Hospital.

As part of Region VII, Office for Addictive Disorders, state of Louisiana, the center provides prevention education, treatment, and services to three areas including Natchitoches, Sabine, & Red River Parishes.

We are committed to removing barriers to treatment, thus offering rural patients opportunities for supportive services. Appropriate services are provided regardless of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin and/or disability.

Clinic Entrance

Clinic Entrance

Services and Programs

  • Personal Assessments
  • Inpatient Referrals
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Self-Help Group Referrals
  • Indiviual Therapy
  • Day and Evening Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Co-Occuring Disorder Group
  • Gender Specific Intensive Outpatient Treatment
  • Gambling Screening
  • Gambling Education Group
  • Tobacco Recovery Program
  • Adolescent Programs
  • Family Support Group
  • Tutoring Program
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Drug Court
  • On-site Pregnancy Tests
  • Medical Evaluations

Is my information safe?

All counseling therapy groups and programs are confidential. We are also HIPPA compliant. Federal confidentiality laws (42 CFR, Part 2) protect clients receiving counseling or treatment for alcohol, drugs, and/or gambling problems. Written permission is required from the client before the center can discuss their case with anyone.

Payment Information

Sliding fee scale - Fees are based on family income and number in family household. No one is denied services for temporary inability to pay.

Payments Accepted: Self Payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private Health Insurance, Military Insurance

NCAD Outreach Clinics

Many Center for Addictive Disorders
Project Celebration
580 West Main Street
Many, LA 71449
Office Hours: Tuesday's 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (318) 256-4136

Coushatta Center for Addictive Disorders
2015 Red Oak Road
(behind Courthouse on 2nd floor)
Coushatta, LA 71019
Office Hours: Monday's and Wednesday's 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Phone: (318) 932-7076

Mansfield Center for Addictive Disorders
501 Louisiana Street
(beside Mental Health Clinic)
Mansfield, LA 71052
Office Hours: Tuesday's and Wednesday's 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Phone: (318) 871-1121

Friday, April 3, 2009

OAD Region 7 Public Forum

The OAD Region VII Public Forum was held at the MLK Center located at 660 MLK Drive Natchitoches, LA. There were approximately 47 persons in attendance. Visitors present were Representative Rick Nowlin, District 23. Mayor Wayne McCullen Natchitoches, LA and OAD Assistant Secretary Michael Duffy.
Trudie Abner, OAD Regional Administrator, gave the welcome, introductions and Regional Overview. Ms. Abner acknowledged the program directors and Ms. Elwanda Murphy, the Natchitoches School Superintendent, for granting space to operate the IOP-Adolescent program. Hired staff for the Adolescent program were present and operated a booth to distribute information to the public.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Staff Appreciation Day

Staff opted to grill and to have a fun-filled day of relaxation. After a filling lunch, staff played games and enjoyed each others company. Gifts were presented to each staff member for being an important part of a puzzle in helping our clients and in being a butterfly that illuminates light and life. Regional Administrator, Trudie Abner, graced our staff with her presence and participated in the festivities.