Louisiana Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers

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Too many people and their families in Louisiana are affected by drug abuse and addictions. We know that watching someone treasured battle with addiction is traumatic for any mother or father, girlfriend or good friend.

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Currently, there are over 409 different centers in our facility directory within the state of Louisiana for people needing help with drug and alcohol addiction, please select your city below.

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The Impact of Addiction in Louisiana

Louisiana Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers

Louisiana is the former province of the United States of Spain and France. The nation is a mixture of cultures, ranging from Native American, Spanish , and French. The eclectic combination of culture and vibrant Mardi Gras is renowned in New Orleans. The Tabasco sauce factory in Avery Island has been the world renowned resting spot.

Like other states in the country, Louisiana has also been battling an opioid epidemic. Opioids, both prescription and illicit, are widely available throughout the state. Many residents of Louisiana also die from opioid use and overdose–causing the state to rank amongst the top ten in the nation for opioid-related deaths.

A wonderful place to visit and stay, of course, but Louisiana, sadly, has issues with substance addiction.

Per 100 people, Louisiana prescribers write out 103.2 prescriptions–leading to high levels of use and abuse.T o combat the rate of opioid-related deaths, Louisiana renewed its standing order for naloxone in 2018. Naloxone is a medication used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and can be used for both prescription as well as illicit opioids. This renewed order allows medical personnel to give naloxone to those that overdose on opioids without requiring a prescription.

Louisiana also has a state-wide database in which all medical professionals can see the opioid prescriptions each individual has to their name. Using this system allows professionals to know exactly how much time there is between each prescription. They also have the ability to crosscheck whether the number of pills taken matches the amount prescribed. Louisiana also demands doctors see their patients before prescribing any opioids and pharmacies require identification for opioid prescription pickups.

Louisiana also implemented the HOPE council: the advisory council on Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education. This council strives to educate the residents of Louisiana on the dangers of opioid use and abuse.

Worst Drugs in Louisiana

  1. Prescription opioids in Louisiana pose a threat across all age categories. One in ten high school students admits to regularly using prescription opioids for non-medical purposes.
  2. Heroin is the most commonly abused substance in Louisiana. Most of the heroin in Louisiana comes from Miami and Houston and is then distributed further into the state. The heroin found in Louisiana also has some of the highest purity levels–sometimes going as high as 45%.
  3. For years, marijuana has been the third most commonly abused substance in Louisiana among minors and adults. It is also the second most commonly named substance of choice in drug treatment admissions in Louisiana.
  4. More than 225,000 Louisiana residents admit to regular heavy drinking and around 6% of the Louisiana population abuses alcohol. Of those addicted, only 7% of those who abuse the substance receive the treatment they needed.
  5. While only around 6% of all substance abuse treatment admissions are for cocaine, it is still a drug widely abused in Louisiana. The largest group of cocaine addicts are between the ages of 21 and 25 years old. Slightly over 4.75% of that age group and almost 50,000 people over the age of 26 actively use cocaine in the state.

Impactful Addiction Stats

  1. Every year, excessive alcohol consumption in Louisiana costs the state more than $4 billion in expenses.
  2. In four years–from 2012 to 2016–heroin-related overdoses in Louisiana increased by almost 200%.
  3. Unlike many other states in the country, tobacco use among minors in Louisiana is fairly common. Tobacco use in underage residents outranks marijuana use.
  4. From 2012 to 2014, synthetic opioid-related overdoses in Louisiana increased by over 350%–and 80% of all overdoses were opioid-related.
  5. One in ten deaths in Louisiana between 2007 and 2018 were drug and/or alcohol-related. This is lower than the national average of one in eight.
  6. In 2014, drug treatment centers in Louisiana treated over 17,000 patients for drug dependence.
  7. In 2014, slightly less than 20,000 Louisiana adolescents were addicted to illicit drugs. Another 14% regularly participated in binge drinking.
  8. In 2010, over 25,000 residents checked into substance abuse treatment centers throughout the state.
  9. Marijuana use in Louisiana is most common amongst teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 years old.
  10. Less than 17% of those struggling with illicit substance abuse or dependence in Louisiana get the treatment they need.

Still Need Help Finding Treatment?

A licensed treatment center is an opportunity for people to fight off their addiction. Discover an individualized care plan designed to meet specific goals and milestones would give the patient access to successes that can lead to progress and a stable, effective outcome. Home care, hospitalization, intensive rehabilitation, clinical diagnosis, counseling, and behavioral therapy offer the services needed for their drug and alcohol abstinence, wellness, and improved quality of life. Learn more and work with the respective admission teams by contacting any recovery center in Louisiana or by communicating with our experts today.

Health Insurance Providers Covering Drug Addiction Treatment
  • Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
  • United Health Care
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
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