Find a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center in Louisiana

Addiction affects millions of people, and it doesn’t discriminate. If it’s impacting your life or that of someone you love, you might feel as if you’ve failed somehow. In reality, however, addiction can happen to anyone and most people need help to recover from it. Professional treatment can make the difference in living with the ravages of substance abuse and living a fulfilling life without drugs or alcohol. It may even save a life. Begin searching for Louisiana programs here.

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Louisiana Substance Abuse Facts

Substance abuse is prevalent in all parts of the United States, Louisiana included. Below are some statistics from 2015 concerning substance abuse among Louisiana residents aged 12 or older:1 

  • About 427,000 people 12 and older reported having abused marijuana.
  • Approximately 66,000 individuals reported cocaine use.
  • An estimated 6,000 people abused heroin that year.
  • More than 250,000 individuals had an alcohol use disorder.

Just over 12,000 people were in some type of substance abuse treatment program in a single day count in 2015, an increase from previous years.2 Considering the staggeringly large number of people who abuse drugs and alcohol, this one-day snapshot of those seeking treatment only represents a small portion of those who need addiction treatment help. Those who fail to seek help for substance abuse risk significant impairment in many areas of their lives including the development of significant mental and physical health problems.

Getting Addiction Treatment Help

If you are one of the thousands of people who struggle with addiction on a daily basis, it’s not too late to take this first step toward recovery. There are many different types of treatment programs in Louisiana, including inpatient, luxury, holistic, executive, faith-based, and outpatient. The kind of recovery program you enter all depends on your own personal preferences. You can research programs here, or if you’d like to speak to a treatment support representative directly, call our helpline at 1-888-744-0069Who Answers? to learn more about your addiction treatment options.

If you have insurance, chances are you probably will receive at least partial coverage for your substance abuse treatment services. Calling your insurance company will ensure that you learn all of the details of your specific plan.

Where Else Can I Find Help?

If you have an addiction to drugs or alcohol and you don’t have insurance, there may be alternative means of funding addiction treatment services. There are several ways in which you can finance your substance abuse treatment, such as:

  • State programs: These programs are funded by the government to provide a lower cost substance abuse treatment option for people in need.
  • Sliding scale: Some recovery programs are able to adjust the cost of treatment based on an individual’s income.
  • Payment plan: Likewise, a treatment program may allow an individual to pay off treatment over time if paying upfront would a cause significant financial burden.
  • Grants: You may apply for various drug or alcohol abuse grants offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Other options for paying for rehab include taking out a personal loan or even asking for financial help from people who love you. 

Resources in Louisiana

Every state is different as to what resources it offers and how people can find treatment. Below is a list of both national and Louisiana-specific hotlines and websites related to substance abuse and treatment:

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free hotline you can call to speak to a professional if you are experiencing a mental health emergency. This lifeline can be reached at (800) 273-8255.
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a confidential helpline in both Spanish and English for individuals who are experiencing substance abuse or mental health issues. You can call this hotline at (800) 487-4889.
  • Buprenorphine Treatment Practitioner Locator includes a list of physicians in the Louisiana area who can prescribe the opioid addiction medication, buprenorphine.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in Louisiana is a 12-step support group that is free to join; you only need to have an earnest desire to quit drinking.
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA) in Louisiana is a 12-step peer-to-peer support group for those in recovery from drug abuse.
  • Louisiana Addictive Disorders Services page provides a list of various types of substance abuse treatment available.
  • The Louisiana Suicide/Crisis Hotline allows you to call (800) 437-0303 to speak to someone if you’re experiencing serious suicidal thoughts or are in the midst of a crisis
  • The Department of Health & Hospital’s About Medicaid page offers information on LA’s Medicaid program, enrollment, and how to find providers.
Sources:
  1. Center for Behavioral Health and Quality. (2015). National Survey on Drug Use and Health: 2014-2015 State-Specific Tables of Model-Based Estimates (Totals and Percentages). Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD.
  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Behavioral Health Barometer: Louisiana, Volume 4: Indicators as measured through the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, and the Uniform Reporting System. HHS Publication No. SMA–17–Baro– 16–States–LA. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2017.

 

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