To start the enrollment process, please click the application button below. Once we receive your application, a representative from our office will contact you. Our aim is to schedule you within 24-48 hours. For further inquiries, please refer to the additional information below. You can reach us at 318-209-4524 during business hours, or send us a message via our Facebook Page.


  • Monday: 8 AM – 5 PM

  • Tuesday: 8 AM – 5 PM

  • Wednesday: 8 AM – 4 PM

  • Thursday: 8 AM – 5 PM

  • Friday: 8 AM – 4:30 PM

Step 1: Read the student manual

Read the entire STUDENT MANUAL for program rules and expectations.  For women enrolling with children, there is an additional PARENT HANDBOOK for you to review.

Step 2: Fill out the application

CLICK HERE to get started!

Step 3: Complete phone interview and scheduling

After completing Step 1 & 2, the final step is to complete a brief phone interview.  Someone from this office will be reaching out to you.  You may also call us directly at 318-209-4524.  After the interview is complete, we will schedule you to be admitted within 24-48 hours.  If for some reason we don’t hear from you, we will make several follow up attempts to get in touch with you.

Jail Applicants

If the person is incarcerated, please submit the online application on their behalf and notate which jail.  We will mail them a “Welcome Packet” which takes the place of the phone interview.  Once they have returned the packet by mail, we will begin communicating with any legal parties listed on the application. You can help to expedite the process by finding any email addresses for their Attorney, Judge, District Attorney, and/or Probation Officer.  This process can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months, sometimes longer.

You can also download a copy of the Welcome Packet here if you are able to get it to them faster.

*All applicants released from jail with a court order or condition of their bond must report within 24 hours. 

*Applicants can only be court ordered for the 12 month residential program.  Aftercare is optional, but required to graduate.

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Pregnant Women & Women Enrolling With Children

Please make sure and review the PARENT HANDBOOK.  Bring as much documentation with you upon enrollment as you can, especially for the children.  These items are needed to enroll your child in school and to receive any other services:

  • Birth certificate and social security card for both mother and child
  • Valid photo ID to support birth certificate
  • Shot records for the child or children
  • Prenatal medical records if pregnant
  • Legal child custody or guardianship papers, as applicable

*A mother can enroll with up to 3 children under the age of 9.

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90 Day Short-Term Program

We’re thrilled to share some exciting news with you. Our organization is now offering a 90-day short-term program, which can be a fantastic option for those in need of care. At the end of the 90 days, you can decide whether to continue with our traditional long-term treatment program, which has a 76% success rate. We believe that this new program, combined with our existing treatment options, will enable us to better serve and support our community.


  • Anyone struggling with a life controlling issue
  • Adults 18 and older, with exceptions for 17-year-olds
  • A mom enrolling with her children can bring a maximum of 3 children under the age of 9
  • Pregnant women
  • Criminal warrants need to be addressed prior to enrollment

Under 18 Years Old

We accept 17-year-olds into our adult program after evaluating their readiness.


  • LAATC is an adult program
  • Not a lock-down facility; participants can leave at any time
  • Important to communicate at-will program to applicants under 18 and their parent or guardian
  • 17-year-olds must provide a drop slip from their former school confirming current enrollment
  • Physical restraint of participants is not allowed
  • Family will be notified if participant chooses to leave
  • Court-ordered participants’ departure will be notified to law enforcement or legal parties




  • A one-time fee of $750 is due upon enrollment. This covers start-up costs associated with each new applicant.
  • For children enrolling with their mother, there is an Induction Fee of $250 per child.
  • If multiple children are enrolling, the fee will be capped at $500.
  • A $125 return bus fare fee is collected for every applicant.
  • This fee is collected to cover the cost of one bus ticket and a $25 transportation fee should the applicant be dismissed or desire to leave.
  • It is completely refundable if not used, as long as the Induction Fee was paid in full.
  • An additional return bus fare is collected for the children.


CLICK HERE to make a payment on the Induction Fee or contact our office at 318-209-4524 to discuss your options. 


We do not allow psychiatric medications or narcotics of any kind during your program. However, we do allow wean orders for SSI medications upon enrollment. For some medical conditions, a doctor’s release is required. You can discuss your options by calling our office at 318-209-4524.

What if I have court or legal issues?

Following the phone interview, we will send out acceptance letters on your behalf to the courts if needed. Please provide us with your Attorney, Judge, District Attorney, and/or Probation Officer information, preferably their email address. Once enrolled, a case manager will be assigned to help you manage any ongoing legal matters.

  • Dismissal or voluntary exit with pending charges results in forfeiting reenrollment 
  • Court-ordered options are 3 or 12-month residential programs 
  • Aftercare is optional but required for graduation

What Center will I go to?

You will be assigned to an Induction Center by our admissions staff. The center location will be determined during your phone interview, and we value your input. If you have previously been through our Induction Phase without success, our policy requires you to return to that center.

We have 3 men’s Induction Centers (Ruston, Lafayette, and New Orleans), and 2 women’s Induction Centers (Minden and The Bridge) that you may be assigned.

Can I talk to my girlfriend or boyfriend?

No, our policy states that no communication with the opposite sex is allowed unless they are in your immediate family or you are married to them.

Can I work an outside job?

Our program provides vocational training on-site to help you develop a strong work ethic and gain valuable skills for your future career. However, during this time, you are considered a residential student and cannot earn money.

We offer a Re-Entry phase as part of our men’s program where student’s are eligible to earn income during months 9-12. 

What are some major rules?

We have the following rules for your best interest: no smoking or tobacco use, no psychiatric medications or narcotics, no communication with the opposite sex unless they are immediate family, and no use of personal cell phones, electronics, or social media. These rules are in place to help you focus on yourself during this time.

Visits & Passes

The following are available after the specified length of time in the program:

  • 2 Weeks- Qualify for phone calls & mail
  • 30 Days- Qualify for visits contingent upon Center’s set visitation schedule
  • 4 Months- Qualify for a “9 Hour”
  • *5 Months- Qualify for a 36 hour “Marriage Pass” if eligible
  • 8 Months- Qualify for a “4 Day Pass” if eligible
  • *9 Months (Women)- Qualify for a 36 hour “Mommy Pass” if eligible

*Eligibility is based on the client’s legal restrictions, behavior, and at the discretion of the Director.

*”Mommy Pass” & “Marriage Pass”- These passes are 1x monthly and you cannot use both in the same month.