I. Getting Help

What to Consider When Choosing a Rehab Center

There are many different types of rehab programs and treatment options to consider. Here are a few of the decisions you need to make:

The main factors that determine which rehab options will be best for you are the severity of your addiction and your unique personal and financial situation.

For more information on how to make all of these decisions, read our guide to Choosing the Right Rehab

The Highest Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in Louisiana

If the cost of rehab is a barrier for you – as it is for many – and you don’t have insurance, there are still ways for you to receive help. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 116 substance abuse treatment centers in the state of Louisiana. Of those 116 centers, Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority West Jefferson Health Center in Marrero received the highest overall score based on our five core metrics.

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For more information about the five core metrics, head to the full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology

1. Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority West Jefferson Health Center

The West Jefferson Health Center of Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority located in Marrero provides outpatient rehabilitation services for adolescents and adults. The center ranked number one on our list with an overall score of 8.1 points out of 10 points. One of the center’s best features is the varied approach to treatment, including such modalities as trauma-related counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention, 12-step facilitation, and many more. It also has a large offering of ancillary services like transportation assistance, individual/group/marital/family counseling, mental health screenings, and employment counseling and training, among a multitude of others. There is, however, a lack of special programs for unique demographics, as the center caters only to adolescents and individuals who have a co-occurring mental health disorder or have experienced trauma.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 8.58
  • Treatment Approaches: 10
  • Cost: 6.68
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 4.29
  • Ancillary Services: 10

2. Acadiana Area Human Services District Crowley Behavioral Health Clinic

Crowley Behavioral Health Clinic – part of the Acadiana Area Human Services District – is located in Crowley and received an overall score of 7.3 points out of 10 points, earning it the second spot in our rankings. The clinic offers outpatient treatment for youth and adults. It scored highly in the category of Treatment Approaches for providing services like brief intervention, anger management, motivational interviewing/incentives, the Matrix Model approach, and several more. The clinic also received a high score in the Cost category for its acceptance of multiple insurances and payment options, including Medicare, Medicaid and other state-financed health insurance, TRICARE, government funding for substance abuse programs, private health insurance, and self-payment. Due to a lack of medication-assisted treatment, the clinic received a low score in the category of Rehabilitation Services Provided.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 4.29
  • Treatment Approaches: 10
  • Cost: 10
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 5.72
  • Ancillary Services: 6.39

3. New Day Recovery

Scoring 7 out of 10 points, New Day Recovery located in West Monroe ranked third, according to our five core metrics. The center scored highly in rehabilitation services for its wide variety of substance abuse treatment, including buprenorphine maintenance and relapse prevention from naltrexone, and it also accepts patients on opioid medication. It also scored highly for its wealth of treatment approaches, which include behavioral therapies – cognitive, dialectical, and rational emotive; brief intervention, motivational interviewing/incentives, and both the 12-step facilitation and Matrix Model approaches, among others. It did, however, score low in the Cost category due to only accepting Medicaid, private health insurance, and self-payment as forms of payment, although it does offer payment assistance.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 10
  • Treatment Approaches: 10
  • Cost: 1.67
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 2.86
  • Ancillary Services: 7.1
Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Treatment Centers in Louisiana
RankRehabTotal ScoreContact Information
#1Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority West Jefferson Health Center8.15001 Westbank Expressway, Suite 100 Marrero, LA 70072 Main Tel: 504-349-8833
#2Acadiana Area Human Services District Crowley Behavioral Health Clinic7.31822 West 2nd Street Crowley, LA 70526 Main Tel: 337-788-7511
#3New Day Recovery7.01416 Natchitoches Street West Monroe, LA 71292 Main Tel: 318-855-8773
#4Imperial Calcasieu Human Services Authority Lake Charles Behavioral Health Clinic6.84105 Kirkman Street Lake Charles, LA 70605 Main Tel: 337-475-8022
#5CADA Bossier Treatment Center6.01525 Fullilove Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 Main Tel: 318-228-2882
#6Florida Parishes Human Services Authority Mandeville Behavioral Health Clinic5.9900 Wilkinson Street Mandeville, LA 70448 Main Tel: 985-624-4450
#7Northwest Louisiana Human Services District Shreveport Behavioral Health Clinic5.91310 North Hearne Avenue Shreveport, LA 71107 Main Tel: 318-676-5111
#8Florida Parishes Human Services Authority Slidell Behavioral Health Clinic5.72331 Carey Street Slidell, LA 70458 Main Tel: 985-646-6406
#9Louisiana Services Network Data Consortium Beauregard Behavioral Health Clinic5.7106 West Port Street Standard Building, Office #1 DeRidder, LA 70634 Main Tel: 337-462-1641
#10North Louisiana Human Services District Natchitoches Behavioral Health Clinic5.5210 Medical Drive Natchitoches, LA 71457 Main Tel: 318-357-3122

Finding a Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Louisiana

Start by contacting your regional human service district/authority

In Louisiana, the first step is to contact the regional human service district/authority in your region. There are 10 offices located in different cities throughout Louisiana that are serviced by the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH). To find the contact information for the district/authority in your area, visit the LDH website.

The purpose of a human service district/authority is to determine what type of help each individual needs, as well as the resources available for each individual. Healthy Louisiana is the first point of contact for anyone who may need assistance paying for treatment. To learn if you qualify for low-income Medicaid services, and to determine eligibility, visit the Healthy Louisiana website.

Use our database to find a treatment center near you

The tool below lists all of the treatment centers in the state of Louisiana recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Input your zip code and select the filter icon to find relevant treatment centers near you.

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    What to Expect in Rehab

    Many different methods are available for treating addiction, and the science of studying addiction is constantly improving and changing. However, the core pieces of rehabilitation are generally very similar.

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    For more on what to expect in rehab, read our guide on the addiction rehabilitation process.

    II. Substance Abuse and Rehab for At-Risk Groups

    Substance Abuse Treatment for Veterans

    Substance use disorder and PTSD go hand-in-hand for many veterans

    Veterans face unique challenges that can place them at higher risk for a substance use disorder (SUD) than the general population. The primary factor leading to this increased risk is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), while other situations, such as unemployment, homelessness and chronic pain, can also be contributing factors. Furthermore, individuals – including veterans – with a substance use disorder are more likely to develop PTSD, so the problem is cyclical in nature.

    1 in 3

    veterans seeking treatment for a SUD also has PTSD/p>

    1 in 4

    veterans with PTSD also has a SUD

    According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD, as of early 2019, nearly one of every three veterans who seeks treatment for a substance use disorder also has a PTSD diagnosis. Similarly, over one in four veterans who has received a diagnosis of PTSD is also struggling with a substance use disorder. Furthermore, for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, one in 10 of those individuals who visits a VA health care facility has a substance use disorder.

    However, there is hope for veterans suffering from a substance use disorder, as they have access to additional resources for treatment for a SUD or co-occurring SUD and PTSD, and VA benefits often cover the cost of this treatment. To find help with substance abuse treatment from the VA healthcare system, follow these steps:

    Enroll: If you aren’t already enrolled, you can check if you are eligible for VA health benefits and then complete the application. You can also research the Department of Veterans Affairs Alcohol and Drug Dependence Rehabilitation Program. This program is available in VA medical centers and outpatient clinics around the United States and provides a variety of treatment options, such as rehabilitation, detoxification, and psychiatric services, for veterans addicted to drugs and alcohol. Keep in mind that you must already be enrolled in the VA healthcare system to be considered for the program.

    Discover: Find out whether your local VA medical center provides substance use disorder (SUD) treatment by calling or visiting the center. If you don’t know where the closest VA medical center is located, call the VA hotline at 800-827-1000 to find out or click here for a comprehensive search of VA locations around the United States.

    Find Treatment: Veterans in Louisiana can reach out to their local VA medical center to search for information on substance abuse treatment, including the possibility of a VA-based substance use disorder (SUD) program, in their state. Additionally, they can locate information regarding substance abuse treatment services at the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs website.

    Treatment is available for veterans in Louisiana who are suffering from a substance use disorder. As of 2017, 28 substance abuse treatment facilities in Louisiana – representing 20.6% of all treatment facilities – catered specifically to veterans.

    For more information, read our guide on Substance Abuse Rehab for Veterans.

    Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents

    Adolescents in Louisiana use alcohol at a rate higher than the national average

    4.9%

    of adolescents aged 12-17 used marijuana, 2014-2017

    12.2%

    of adolescents aged 12-17 drank alcohol, 2014-2017

    Between 2014 and 2017, 4.9% of adolescents aged 12-17 in Louisiana reported engaging in marijuana use in the past month, below the national average of 6.8%. In terms of alcohol use, 12.2% of adolescents aged 12-17 in Louisiana had taken part in the behavior in the past month, more than the national average of 10.1%. Additionally, 3.8% of individuals admitted to a substance abuse treatment program in Louisiana in 2017 were aged 12-17. To overcome the challenges that youth face in overcoming substance addiction, some treatment centers provide adolescent-specific treatment programs.

    Additional Resources for Parents and Teachers

    Capital Area Human Services of Baton Rouge is an organization that provides resources for parents regarding substance abuse prevention for adolescents in Louisiana. They offer several fact sheets covering topics like suicide prevention, opioid misuse prevention and more. Visit the website for more information.

    Co-Occurring Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment

    Substance abuse and mental health issues tend to go hand-in-hand – the technical term is “co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.” The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported that, in 2017, 45.6% of adults with a substance use disorder also had a mental health disorder, and 18.3% of adults with a mental health disorder also had a substance use disorder. For adolescents in 2017, 35.9% of those with a substance use disorder also had a major depressive episode, while 10.7% of adolescents with a major depressive episode also had a substance use disorder.

    Mental Health Resources and Treatment

    If you or someone you love is suffering from mental health issues, such as depression, PTSD, eating disorders, or severe anxiety, there are many resources from which to receive help.

    Below are a few ways to receive immediate assistance, as advised by MentalHealth.gov:

    Emergency Services: If your life (or someone else’s life) is in danger, always start by dialing 911 to gain immediate access to emergency services.

    Suicide Prevention: The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is: 800-273-8255. You can also initiate a private live online chat.

    Veterans Crisis Line: Dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255 and press “1” to talk to someone immediately. You can also access help with a private online chat or text 838255.

    Here are two ways to find a provider of mental health treatment in Louisiana:

    Office of Behavioral Health Mental Health Services: The Office of Behavioral Health section of the Louisiana Department of Health website offers information on mental health services in the state.

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): The Louisiana branch of NAMI has a website offering resources to assist residents with finding local mental health services, and within the website is a section specifically for children and adolescents. The organization also provides mental health information for veterans.

    Individuals who have both substance use and mental health disorders may benefit from dual-diagnosis rehab facilities. Use the appropriate filter in our tool above to find rehabilitation centers with treatment programs designed to meet the unique challenges posed by co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.

    III. Finding Aftercare in Louisiana

    Substance abuse aftercare treatment is often overlooked, but it’s one of the most crucial steps in the rehabilitation process. The chances of relapsing after rehab dramatically rise for individuals who try to resume their lives without pursuing further treatment in an aftercare setting. Several different types of aftercare are available for recovering addicts, including follow-up visits for continued therapy, group therapy, and sober living homes. Research shows that long-term participation in aftercare activities dramatically improves the outcome of rehabilitation efforts.

    12-Step Addiction Meetings in Louisiana

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) designed the 12-step process for individuals recovering from alcohol addiction, and today there are many other 12-step programs for other addictions and issues – Narcotics Anonymous (NA) being just one example.

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    Contact the appropriate local organization to find an AA or NA meeting near you

    The tool below lists the contact information for local organizations that will connect you to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings near you. Since meeting times and locations change periodically, contact the local groups that coordinate the meetings to ensure that the information is up to date.

    NameCityProgramTelephoneSpanish Hotline
    17th District IntergroupHoumaAA(985) 326-3789N/A
    Acadiana Area Central OfficeLafayetteAA(337) 991-0830N/A
    Bayou Recovery Area NABayou Recovery Area (Baton Rouge)NA(225) 381-9609N/A
    Central Louisiana Area NACentral Louisiana Area (Alexandria, Jonesville Downtown)NA(318) 542-7557N/A
    Central OfficeShreveportAA(318) 865-2172N/A
    Free at last Area NAFree at last Area (Monroe, Ruston, Farmerville, Bastrop)NA(855) 325-2621N/A
    Freedom Area NAFreedom Area (Westbank, Chalmette, New Orleans)NA(504) 883-8202N/A
    Greater Baton Rouge AA Central OfficeBaton RougeAA(225) 930-0026;(225) 930-0027N/A
    Greater New Orleans Area Central OfficeMetairieAA(504) 838-3399;(504) 836-0507N/A
    Lafayette Area NALafayette AreaNA(337) 406-1300N/A
    Lake Area NALake Area (Lake Charles, Sulphur, Lake Arthur, Deridder)NA(888) 624-3575N/A
    Lake Area NALake Area (Lake Charles)NA(337) 439-5753N/A
    New Orleans Area NANew Orleans AreaNA(504) 899-6262N/A
    North Louisiana Area NANorth Louisiana Area (Shreveport, Nachitoches)NA(318) 677-4344N/A
    Northeast Louisiana District 4MonroeAA(318) 582-0234N/A
    Northshore Area NANorthshore Area (Covington, Hammond, Franklinton, Ponchatoula, Slidel)NA(985) 867-1587N/A
    Oficina Intergrupo De New OrleansKennerAAN/A(504) 444-2677
    Unity Area NAUnity Area (Metairie)NA(504) 889-8840N/A

    Sober Living Homes

    Sober living homes (also referred to as recovery residences) are group homes that help recovering addicts transition from treatment facilities to living independently while maintaining their sobriety. These homes can be especially beneficial for individuals who don’t have a supportive and positive environment in which to live after leaving a rehabilitation facility.

    Residents of sober living homes can stay from a few months to several years, as long as they follow house rules and avoid relapse, as these homes typically have a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy. Additionally, residents are expected to complete chores, attend mutual support groups, and pay an equal share of the cost of renting the home.

    Some sober living homes are listed in our database, and you can find them by using the appropriate filter in our tool above. You can also check out our guide on sober living homes to learn more about them and to find a certified recovery residence near you.

    IV. Substance Abuse in Louisiana

    Overview

    The following table illustrates the annual estimates of substance abuse among residents of Louisiana between 2016 and 2017, in addition to the percentage of the Louisiana population and the U.S. population that those estimates represent.

    Annual Estimates for Substance Abuse in Louisiana, 2016-2017
    Ages: 12-17Ages: 18+Total Ages% of Louisiana Population% of National Population
    Alcohol8,000228,000236,0005.06%0.07%
    Cocaine1,00054,00055,0001.18%0.17%
    Heroin08,0008,0000.17%<0.01%
    Marijuana36,000433,000469,00010.06%0.14%
    Methamphetamine1,00016,00017,0000.36%0.01%
    Prescription Opioid2,00025,00027,0000.58%0.01%

    Source: 2016-2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health State-Specific Tables, Table 81

    * ‘Alcohol’ refers to an Alcohol Use Disorder. The numbers reflected in the table above are not the number of individuals who use alcohol, but rather those who have an AUD, defined as meeting the criteria for alcohol dependence.

    * ‘Prescription opioid’ refers to a Pain Reliever Use Disorder. The numbers reflected in the table above are not the number of individuals who use or even occasionally misuse a prescription opioid, but rather those who have a PRUD, defined as meeting the criteria for illicit drug dependence.

    10.83%

    of Louisiana deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    12.71%

    of U.S. deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    The following table shows the number of deaths involving drugs and alcohol in Louisiana between 2008 and 2017. The corresponding graph illustrates the percentage of deaths due to drugs and alcohol in Louisiana compared to the national average.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Louisiana, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths7245,36945,441
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths116,2186,229
    Total Deaths8,516468,680477,206
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths0.97%11.01%10.83%

    Source: CDC Wonder

    The following table details the number of admissions to state-funded treatment programs in Louisiana in 2017, based on the primary substance for which the individual was seeking treatment.

    Admissions to State-Funded Treatment Programs in Louisiana by Primary Substance, 2017
    Total Treatment Admissions% of All Treatment Admissions in Louisiana% of All Treatment Admissions in the U.S.
    All Substances16,560100%0.88%
    Alcohol (Including Alcohol Usage with Secondary Drug)2,04012.3%0.11%
    Amphetamines (Including Methamphetamines)1,65110%0.88%
    Cocaine (Including smoked and other usage)9655.9%0.05%
    Hallucinogens290.2%<0.01%
    Heroin1,2047.3%0.06%
    Inhalants120.1%<0.01%
    Marijuana1,3157.9%0.07%
    Other Opiates (Including Prescription Opioids)8255%0.04%
    Other Stimulants200.1%<0.01%
    Other/Unknown Substances8,25949.9%0.44%
    PCP380.2%<0.01%
    Sedatives440.3%<0.01%
    Tranquilizers1581%0.01%

    Key Indicators of Substance Abuse Issues

    When trying to understand substance abuse issues in a specific area, researchers and policymakers examine “key indicators.” Combined with usage statistics, key indicators can provide a deep level of insight into which substances present the most serious concerns and which demographics can be most impacted by substance abuse. Key indicators of substance abuse issues within the state of Louisiana, along with recent, credible statistics, are examined below.

    Over 600,000 Louisianans suffer from mental illness every year

    As discussed earlier in this guide, there is a strong link between substance use disorders and mental health disorders. When an individual is afflicted with both of these issues at the same time, health professionals refer to it as co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders or a “dual diagnosis.” Consequently, the prevalence of mental health issues in a given state can also help us to understand the level of substance abuse.

    5%

    of Louisiana adults had a serious mental illness

    9.5%

    of Louisiana adolescents had a major depressive episode

    Between 2013 and 2017, 5% of Louisiana adults were afflicted with a serious mental illness, compared to 4.2% nationally. Among Louisiana adolescents, 9.5% of individuals aged 12-17 suffered a major depressive episode in the past year, compared to a national average of 12.1%.

    The table below sheds some light on the prevalence of mental health issues in Louisiana.

    Mental Health Issues in Louisiana by Age and Percentage of Population, 2016-2017
    Ages: 12-17% of Louisiana PopulationAges: 18+% of Louisiana Population
    Major Depressive Episode39,0000.84%249,0005.34%
    Any Mental IllnessNo DataNo Data663,00014.23%
    Serious Mental IllnessNo DataNo Data164,0003.52%
    Serious Thoughts of SuicideNo DataNo Data147,0003.15%

    Suicide rates in Louisiana are slightly higher than the national average

    The Centers for Disease Control reports that suicide is the leading cause of death in the United States. The suicide rate has risen in nearly every state from 1999 to 2016, with that rate increasing by more than 30% in half of all 50 states since 1999. Suicide is an act that is often linked to substance abuse. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, substance abuse is a primary risk factor for both adults and adolescents who attempt and/or complete suicide, and this is particularly true for at-risk populations.

    Furthermore, the relationship between substance abuse and suicide is multi-faceted and complex. Persons who have substance abuse issues typically also carry other risk factors for suicide, including depression, impulsive behavior, and other struggles with relationships, finances, illness, or unemployment that make them more likely to engage in self-harm. Between 1999 and 2016, Louisiana witnessed a 29.3% increase in the number of suicides. In 2017, Louisiana ranked 28th in the country (tied with Hawaii) for the number of suicides per 100,000 residents.

    Suicides and Suicide Rates in Louisiana and the United States, 2017
    Suicides in LouisianaSuicide Rate Per 100,00Suicides in the U.S.Suicide Rate Per 100,000
    Ages 10-14No DataNo Data5172.5
    Ages 15-249214.96,25214.5
    Ages 25-4425620.315,28317.8
    Ages 45-6426122.016,54319.6
    Ages 65-746415.44,62015.6
    Ages 75+4114.63,94818.6
    All Ages72015.447,16314.5

    Louisiana has a significantly higher opioid prescribing rate than the overall U.S. rate

    Prescription drug abuse – particularly in the form of opioids – has become an epidemic in the United States. While it is difficult to estimate how many individuals use these drugs as prescribed and how many abuse them, the Centers for Disease Control has researched the variation in opioid prescriptions between states, establishing a direct connection between an increased level of opioid prescriptions with a greater potential for dependence and abuse. Across the United States in 2017, 191 million prescriptions for opioids were written by physicians, ultimately leading one in four patients who begins long-term opioid therapy to an addiction.

    89.5

    opioid prescriptions per 100 Louisiana residents, 2017

    58.7

    opioid prescriptions per 100 U.S. residents, 2017

    After peaking in 2012, the U.S. opioid prescribing rate has been on a steady decline for the last several years due to the explosion of the opioid epidemic and the recognition of the role that excessive opioid prescriptions have played in this epidemic. Between 2013 and 2017, the opioid prescribing rate in the United States dropped from 78.1 prescriptions per 100 residents to 58.7 prescriptions per 100 residents, a decrease of 24.84%. The opioid prescribing rate in Louisiana was consistently higher than the U.S. prescribing rate during that time period, from 112.4 prescriptions per 100 residents in 2013 to 89.5 prescriptions per 100 residents in 2017, although revealing a similar decrease of 20.37%.

    Louisiana and U.S. Opioid Prescribing Rates, 2013-2017

    The rate of homelessness in Louisiana is less than half the national average

    A high rate of homelessness in an area indicates a greater potential for substance abuse issues. Homelessness has been shown to be linked to substance abuse as both a cause and a result; some individuals become homeless due to a substance use disorder, while other individuals who are already homeless frequently turn to substance use to dull the pain and desperation of their situation.

    The 2018 Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Point-in-Time Count reported approximately 552,830 homeless individuals in the United States, the equivalent of 17 of every 10,000 U.S. residents. This number represents a decrease of 4.1% since 2014 when the number of homeless persons in the U.S. was around 576,450. Furthermore, homelessness across the United States has decreased by 15% since 2007, the year that HUD began collecting data on the homeless population.

    7

    of every 10,000 Louisiana residents were homeless, 2018

    17

    of every 10,000 U.S. residents were homeless, 2018

    By comparison, Louisiana had approximately 3,059 homeless persons in 2018, equating to 7 of every 10,000 Louisiana residents and less than half the national average. This number reveals an 33.59% decrease since 2014 when 4,606 homeless persons lived in Louisiana.

    V. Regional Substance Abuse Statistics & Rehabs

    The following sections provide a deeper look at the substance abuse problem in Louisiana by examining the drug- and alcohol-related death rates in the four most populous cities. Additionally, the three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in each city are listed.

    New Orleans

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in New Orleans and the neighboring city of Marrero are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance based on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in the New Orleans Area
    Jefferson Parish Human Services West JeffersonOdyssey House LouisianaTotal Sentencing Alternatives Program
    Rehabilitation Services Provided8.584.290.72
    Treatment Approaches101010
    Cost6.680.846.68
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics4.298.587.15
    Ancillary Services102.132.84
    Total Score8.15.55.4

    Drug- and alcohol-induced deaths are lower in New Orleans than across Louisiana

    9.3%

    of New Orleans deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    10.83%

    of New Orleans deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Between 2008 and 2017, there were 3,125 deaths induced by drugs and alcohol in Orleans Parish, in which New Orleans is located. This number represented 9.3% of the total number of deaths among all ages during the same time period in the county and was over a full percentage point lower than the state average of 10.83%. Of the four most populous Louisiana cities, New Orleans’ death rate ranked third.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Orleans Parish, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths42,7032,707
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths0418418
    Total Deaths67232,90933,585
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths0.6%9.48%9.3%

    Baton Rouge

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Baton Rouge and the neighboring cities of Clinton, Gonzales, and Hammond are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance based on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in the Baton Rouge Area
    Florida Parishes Human Services Authority Rosenblum Behavioral Health ClinicParish of Ascension Ascension Counseling CenterCapital Area Human Services East Feliciana Addiction Recovery Services
    Rehabilitation Services Provided0.721.431.43
    Treatment Approaches2.51.251.25
    Cost105.015.01
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics1.432.860
    Ancillary Services4.263.551.42
    Total Score3.52.51.9

    Deaths due to drugs and alcohol in Baton Rouge are significantly lower than the average rate across Louisiana

    7.57%

    of Baton Rouge deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    10.83%

    of Louisiana deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    East Baton Rouge Parish, in which Baton Rouge is located, experienced 3,005 deaths due to drugs and alcohol between 2008 and 2017, representing 7.57% of the total number of deaths in the county during that time period and coming in at over three percentage points lower than the average of 10.83% across all of Louisiana. Compared to the other most populous cities in the state, Baton Rouge ranked the lowest for these types of deaths.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in East Baton Rouge Parish, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths32,6932,696
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths0309309
    Total Deaths97738,70639,684
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths0.31%7.76%7.57%

    Source: CDC Wonder

    Shreveport

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Shreveport and the neighboring cities of Bossier City and Ruston are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance based on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in the Shreveport Area
    CADA Bossier Treatment CenterNorthwest Louisiana Human Services District Shreveport Behavioral Health ClinicNortheast Delta Human Services Authority Ruston Clinic
    Rehabilitation Services Provided5.721.430.72
    Treatment Approaches10102.5
    Cost3.348.358.35
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics2.864.290
    Ancillary Services6.396.394.26
    Total Score6.05.92.9

    Shreveport’s rate of drug- and alcohol-induced deaths is significantly higher than the state average

    14.24%

    of Shreveport deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    10.83%

    of Louisiana deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Shreveport is located within both Bossier and Caddo Parishes, and, combined, these counties had a drug- and alcohol-induced death rate of 14.24% between 2008 and 2017. This percentage was significantly higher – more than three full percentage points – than the state average of 10.83% during the same time period. Among the four most populous cities in Louisiana, Shreveport had the highest death rate due to drugs and/or alcohol.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Bossier and Caddo Parishes, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths74,8504,857
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths21,2771,279
    Total Deaths89642,18143,077
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths1%14.53%14.24%

    Source:

    Lafayette

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in the Lafayette Area
    Acadiana Area Human Services District Crowley Behavioral Health ClinicAcadiana Recovery CenterAcadiana Area Human Services District New Iberia Behavioral Health Clinic
    Rehabilitation Services Provided4.290.720.72
    Treatment Approaches10102.5
    Cost105.018.35
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics5.725.724.29
    Ancillary Services6.397.812.84
    Total Score7.35.43.4

    The rate of drug- and alcohol-induced deaths in Lafayette is lower than the state average

    9.5%

    of Lafayette deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    10.83%

    of Louisiana deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Although the raw number of deaths due to drugs and alcohol was the lowest among the four most populous cities in Louisiana between 2008 and 2017, the percentage of drug- and alcohol-induced deaths in Lafayette Parish was 9.5%, over a percentage point lower than the state average of 10.83% during that same time period. Of the four most populous cities in Louisiana, Lafayette had the second-highest death rate.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Lafayette Parish, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths91,4841,493
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths1263264
    Total Deaths33118,16118,492
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths3.02%9.62%9.5%

    VI. Take Action

    Substance abuse treatment is available in Louisiana for anyone who needs help beating an addiction – you don’t have to struggle alone. To receive assistance, start by determining your insurance coverage and by contacting your regional human service district/authority. You can also use our tool earlier in this guide to locate a treatment center near you. Remember, many low-cost rehabilitation centers can help if you don’t have insurance coverage or feel like you are unable to afford treatment.