Louisiana, the Pelican State, is known for jazz, the French Quarter and Mardi Gras. The musical geniuses, Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis as well as TV journalist, Bryant Gumble have called Louisiana home. The Superdome in New Orleans is the largest steel room unobstructed by supports in the world. The state song, “You Are My Sunshine,” conveys a sense of compassion and caring for others. Louisiana is also home to those suffering from addiction.

Louisiana Addiction Statistics

  • 8.5% of youth have used illegal drugs
  • 14.5% of teens report that they binge drink
  • 59.5% of adolescents see no harm in drinking 5+ alcoholic drinks once to twice a week
  • Almost 20 thousand youth admit to using unprescribed painkillers
  • Over 200 thousand Louisiana residents are dependent on or abusers of Alcohol
  • Over 100 thousand are dependent on or abusers of illegal drugs

And yet, sadly, only,

  • 7.1% of alcohol abusers and 16.6% of drug abusers get help each year.

Addiction is a devastating disease with effects that finger out from the individual sufferer, hurting family and friends and damaging entire communities. Despite the destruction, addicted individuals rarely get help on their own. They need the support of those around them and an effective treatment program. Let’s look at some treatment options in Louisiana.

Addiction Treatment in Louisiana

Louisiana has several options for treatment of those suffering from addiction and its brutal effects. Among them are Arcadiana Addiction Center in Sunset, Louisiana and  Narconan New Life Retreat in Denham Springs.

Arcadiana’s motto is “change your life and live.” This simple statement says so much as by the time most of those suffering seek treatment they are already faced with an impending life or death choice. Arcadiana offers programs and services that address the individual’s changing needs as they progress on the recovery path, including:

  • Detox
  • Residential Treatment
  • Partial Hospitalization
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs

Their residential treatment program is highly rated by those now in recovery and their families. Residents stay 30 to 90 days on a breathtaking campus that helps inspire healing and willingness to face the darkness as they work toward the light. Residents begin in a medically monitored program and “graduate” through various stages along their journey. While the program is designed to help the individual understand and manage their addiction, great focus is placed on both understanding current emotional state and on learning to manage emotions that one in recovery will experience.

Intensive Outpatient supports those who have been discharged from a residential treatment program. Its focus to help those in recovery re-enter society, repair damaged relationships and resume living a healthy life.

Narconan New Life Retreat is an alternative drug treatment facility in the state that combines both clinically proven detox, therapy and treatment techniques with natural alternative treatments like heightened focus on:

  •  Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Meditation
  • Massage
  • Dry heat sauna program, claimed by many, to remove toxins trapped deep within the tissues of the body.

The Narconan is situated on a tranquil campus and teaches residents, who they call “students”, to be present-focused rather than dwelling on past successes or failures or worrying about the future. They attend classes where they learn life skills and how to manage their addiction. Through these classes students develop the confidence they need to have healthy and successful futures. All of this occurs in a safe environment with 24 hours supervision and care.

Finding Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Louisiana

Adrugrehab.org is committed to helping those suffering from addiction and their loved ones find lasting healing. Our compassionate team of mental health professionals, licensed counselors and those in recovery work with you, listening to unique physical and behavioral needs and educating you about treatment options and resources in Louisiana.

Regardless of the level of need, medical detox, intensive intervention, post-rehab support or relapse prevention, our team connects you with respected and effective treatment facilities, professionals programs and resources.

Call our free, confidential helpline today or browse or extensive library of online resources, covering topics like new, state-of-the-art treatments, what to expect in various types of programs and how to live a healthier and more prosperous life in recovery. You’re not alone. We are dedicated to providing you with the support you need to get lasting results.

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