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Louisiana Drug & Alcohol Rehabs & Detox Centers

Last Updated: Wednesday, 20 December 2023
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When searching for drug rehab centers in Louisiana, you should find a program that meets individual needs. DRS has created a listing of drug and alcohol rehabs in Louisiana. This includes long-term programs and drug detox. We provide detailed information about each center listed.

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List of Rehabs in Louisiana

Below is a list of the different drug rehab centers in Louisiana. Each listing provides information on the types of services provided and the payment options available. You can also find accreditations and certifications to help you determine if the rehab center is trusted and has the expertise you are looking for. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist.

Our editorial and medical expert team conducts thorough research on the websites of the drug rehab centers listed in our directory. They regularly review these websites to ensure the information is up to date and comprehensive. Our experts also provide reviews to help you gain a better understanding of the services offered at each facility.

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Rehab Services

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Assisi Bridge House is a residential after-treatment program. After examining the website, we found that most residents say 120 days. In addition, residents of Louisiana may be eligible to have their fully or partially paid through Medicaid or South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority. The program supports the 12 steps of AA and NA. Men with addictions are given the opportunity to live in a community setting to make a commitment to change.

Rehab Settings

- Sober Living

Services Offered

- Faith-Based
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid
- State-Financed

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Monique Albarado, LPC

600 Bull Run Road, Schriever, LA

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Bridge House provides substance use disorder treatment at no cost to those who have lost everything. After examining the website, we found that Bridge House is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week residential treatment facility. It provides no-cost treatment to men by offering a continuum of care, ensuring all clients are evaluated and provided services to meet their individual needs.

Rehab Settings

- Detox
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Family Programs
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Else Pedersen, LAC | Chief Executive Officer

4150 Earhart Boulevard, New Orleans, LA

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Grace House is a drug and alcohol treatment program that provides services at no cost to the client. After examining the website, Grace House provides residential substance use disorder treatment for women. The process includes stabilization, primary treatment, and re-entry or transition back to society.

Rehab Settings

- Detox
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Family Programs
- Relapse Prevention
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Else Pedersen, LAC | Chief Executive Officer

6321 Stratford Place, New Orleans, LA

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

New Beginnings at Lake Charles provides a full continuum of care. After examining the website, we found that this includes inpatient care, partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient program, aftercare program, and family program. Treatment methods include 12-step methodologies and evidence-based medicine. The program is for men and women 18 and over.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Interventionist
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Experiential Therapy
- Faith-Based
- Family Programs
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Dr. Edward Lafleur | Medical Director
Shannon Ardoin, CCS, LAC | Clinical Director

145 Victoria Drive, Lake Charles, LA

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Odyssey House Louisiana Inc is a non-profit behavioral health care provider with an emphasis on addiction treatment. After examining the website, we found that treatment includes short-term adult residential care, intensive outpatient and long-term housing, and detox. The short-term residential program is for 28 days. It focuses on life skills building and recovery tools.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Opioids

Rehab Settings

- Detox
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Medical Detox
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- Transitional Housing

Services Offered

- Beds for Clients' Children
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Faith-Based
- Pregnant Women
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Addicts with HIV/AIDS
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Payment Options

- Access to Recovery Voucher
- Low-Cost Options
- Payment Assistance

Trust Factors

- Accredited by the Council on Accreditation
- National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Recognized

Medical Staff: 24-hour on-site medical staff including physicians, nurses and counselors.

1125 North Tonti Street, New Orleans, LA

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Victory Addiction Recovery Center is a drug and alcohol treatment center. After examining the website, we found that they help each client verify health insurance policies. Treatment services include detox, inpatient care, programs for veterans and professionals, and continuing care. In addition, there is a medically supervised detox and a 30 to 90-day residential treatment program.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Medical Detox
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Evidence-Based Approach
- Faith-Based
- Family Programs
- Relapse Prevention
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Beacon Health Options
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Cigna
- Health Net
- Humana
- Multiplan
- Private Health Insurance
- United Behavioral Health

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- Joint Commission Accredited
- LegitScript Certified

Medical Staff: Kerri Cunningham, LCSW, LAC | Program Director
Julie St. Martin, RN | Director of Nursing

111 Liberty Avenue, Lafayette, LA

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

Louisiana Health and Rehab is an accredited substance use disorder, mental health, homelessness, and HIV/AIDS provider. After examining the website, we found that there are multiple programs offered. This includes a residential treatment program for pregnant women and their children, outpatient treatment and intensive outpatient care, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Screenings and Modifications to Treatment.

Rehab Settings

- Detox
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient

Services Offered

- ASL or Assistance for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- Evidence-Based Approach

Payment Options

- Access to Recovery Voucher
- Low-Cost Options
- Payment Assistance

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Stacy Jones, MD | Medical Director
Jennie Jefferson, RN

2121 Wooddale Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA

Reviewed: July 11, 2023

CADA Bossier Treatment Center provides treatment programs for adults and teens. After examining the website, we found that the adult treatment program offers both a high-intensity residential program for men and women, including pregnant women. This includes group therapy, gender-specific groups, community groups, individual counseling, family sessions, and 12-step support.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Evidence-Based Approach
- Faith-Based
- Pregnant Women
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Aetna
- AmeriHealth
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Cigna
- Humana
- Medicaid
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment
- UnitedHealthcare

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: R. Kent Dean, PhD, LAC, CCGC | Director of Clinical Development

1525 Fullilove Drive, Bossier City, LA

Reviewed: July 20, 2023

Rays of Sonshine is a women’s addiction recovery residence. After reviewing the website, we found that it specializes in long-term residential care for women who suffer from addiction. The program is also capable of helping patients with co-occurring disorders. Clients must be 18 and older. There are 12 transitional beds, 12 beds for women with their children, and eight apartments for transitional permanent housing.

Rehab Settings

- Detox
- Outpatient
- Partial Hospitalization or PHP
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Evidence-Based Approach
- Relapse Prevention
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women

Payment Options

- Access to Recovery Voucher
- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid
- Payment Assistance
- Self Payment
- Sliding Fee Scale
- State-Financed
- Tricare/Military Insurance

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

Medical Staff: Claire White, RAC, CCS | Assistant Director, Clinical Supervisor & Senior Pastor
Daisy Daniels, Ph.D. | Counselor

200 Breard St., Monroe, LA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Adult and Teen Challenge Louisiana, Arnaudville Men’s Induction Center is a Christ-centered model of drug and alcohol recovery. After DRS examined the website, we found the men’s program is a residential program lasting 12 months. There is an additional six-month aftercare program. Applications and program costs are on the website.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Substance Abuse Counseling

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited

1254 Olivier Rd, Arnaudville, LA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Adult and Teen Challenge Louisiana, Charenton Women’s Induction Center is a long-term residential drug rehab program for women. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they provide a Christ-centered program for women. The program lasts 12 months with an additional six-month aftercare program option.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited

327 Martin Luther King Road, Charenton, LA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Adult and Teen Challenge Louisiana, Minden Family Center is a program that helps women and children. After DRS examined the website, we found that the family center can help women and children. Clients can bring up to three children under the age of nine.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Beds for Clients' Children
- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited

100 Meadowbrook Drive, Minden, LA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Adult and Teen Challenge Louisiana, Mt. Grace for Men is a residential drug rehab program for men. After we examined the website, we found they provide long-term substance use treatment for adult men. The program lasts 12 months, and there are options for aftercare and support. The program costs and admission information are on the website.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Substance Abuse Counseling

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited

564 Braxton Road, Dodson, LA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Adult and Teen Challenge Louisiana, Mt. Grace for Women is a long-term residential drug rehab program. After we reviewed the website, we found they provide a 12-month residential treatment program for women struggling with addiction. Clients can also access aftercare support.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Substance Abuse Counseling

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited

560 Deer Pen Road, Winnfield, LA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Adult and Teen Challenge Louisiana, New Orleans Men’s Induction Center is part of the Teen Challenge program. The part of the program is designed for men and is a residential treatment program. The program is Christ-centered, offering faith-based treatment and care.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Substance Abuse Counseling

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited

1905 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, LA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Adult and Teen Challenge Louisiana, Rustin Men’s Induction Center is a long-term residential drug rehab program. After DRS examined the website, we found they provide a 12-month residential treatment program with six-month aftercare support, which is optional.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Substance Abuse Counseling

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited

411 E. California Avenue, Ruston, LA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Adult and Teen Challenge Louisiana, Shreveport, is a long-term residential drug rehab program. After we examined the website, we found they provide a 12-month program in a residential setting. The program is faith-based and Christ-centered.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Substance Abuse Counseling

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited

452 Stoner Avenue, Shreveport, LA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Responsibility House Intensive Outpatient Program provides treatment, support, and counseling. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer outpatient and residential treatment, as well as supportive housing. There are two levels of outpatient care and a three-month residential program.

Rehab Settings

- Outpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Men
- Services for Addicts with HIV/AIDS

Payment Options

- Access to Recovery Voucher
- Low-Cost Options
- Payment Assistance
- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: David Banks, MA in Marriage and Family Counseling | Case Manager
Kirk Rochel, Bachelor’s degree, Mental and Social Health Services

521 Hamilton Street, Gretna, LA

Reviewed: December 7, 2023

Woodlake Addiction Recovery, Ethel is an alcohol and drug treatment program. After DRS examined the website, we found that clients can access medical detox, residential treatment, and intensive outpatient care. The program administers the appropriate medications to prevent severe withdrawal symptoms.

Rehab Settings

- Detox
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Medical Detox
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Drug Prevention and Education
- Faith-Based
- Family Programs
- LGBTQ+ Community
- Relapse Prevention
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Aetna
- Beacon Health Options
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Cigna
- Employee Assistance Programs
- Humana
- Magellan Health SM
- Private Health Insurance
- United Behavioral Health
- UnitedHealthcare

Medical Staff: Dr. Jacob Wood | Medical Director
Tanisha Lee, LPC | Clinical Director

3015 Highway 956, Ethel, LA

Reviewed: December 7, 2023

Special Care New Vision, Abbeville General Hospital, is a medically supervised detox. After DRS examined the website, we found it is a hospital-based detox servicing adults. Patients come from Lafayette, Opelousas, & Morgan City, and other surrounding communities in Acadiana.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Benzo
Cocaine
Opioids

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Hospital Inpatient
- Medical Detox
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Trust Factors

- LegitScript Certified

Medical Staff: Rachelle Batiste, BS, CAC
24-hour monitoring by a doctor, nurses and other care professionals.

118 N. Hospital Drive, Abbeville, LA

Reviewed: December 7, 2023

Special Care New Vision, Allen Parish Hospital is a hospital-based detox program. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they offer medically supervised detox for all types of addiction. Patients typically stay for 72 hours. The program services Kinder, Oberlin, Coushatta, Elton, Iowa, Lake Charles, and surrounding communities.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Benzo
Cocaine
Meth
Opioids

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Hospital Inpatient
- Medical Detox
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Trust Factors

- LegitScript Certified

Medical Staff: Attending physician & nursing personnel.

108 6th Avenue, Kinder, LA

Reviewed: December 7, 2023

Special Care New Vision, DeSoto Regional Health System is a medically supervised detox. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer a hospital-based detox program. Patients come from Mansfield, Logansport, Shreveport, and surrounding communities and generally stay for 72 hours.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Benzo
Cocaine
Opioids

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Hospital Inpatient
- Medical Detox
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Trust Factors

- LegitScript Certified

Medical Staff: 24-hour monitoring by a doctor, nurses and other care professionals.

207 Jefferson Street, Mansfield, LA

Reviewed: December 7, 2023

Special Care New Vision, LaSalle General Hospital is a hospital-based detox program. After DRS reviewed the website, we found that it treats patients from Alexandria, Olla, Winnfield, and other surrounding communities. The program accepts most insurance plans and offers medically supervised detox.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Benzo
Cocaine
Opioids

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Hospital Inpatient
- Medical Detox
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Trust Factors

- LegitScript Certified

Medical Staff: Under the supervision of a medical director and nursing staff.

187 Ninth Street, Jena, LA

Reviewed: December 7, 2023

Special Care New Vision Springhill Medical Center is a medical detox program. After DRS examined the website, we found it is an inpatient hospital-based detox program. They help patients from Springhill, Minden, Homer, and surrounding communities. It helps clients detox from opioids, alcohol, and other drugs.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Benzo
Cocaine
Meth
Opioids

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Hospital Inpatient
- Medical Detox
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Trust Factors

- LegitScript Certified

Medical Staff: Treatment team includes an attending physician and nursing personnel.

2001 Doctors Drive, Springhill, LA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

Alternative Outpatient Services offers outpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation. After we examined the website, we found they offer anger management, comprehensive assessments, and outpatient treatment. Referrals and appointments can be made online.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Drug Test
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Trust Factors

- Court-Approved Services
- Licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

Medical Staff: Registered, certified or licensed counselors

341 Doucet Road, Suite A, Lafayette, LA

TIPS: If you feel you're going to use

  • Find a peer support group: Louisiana 12-step meetings and support options through DRS.
  • Stay active and distracted—go for walks, exercise daily, and find a local community center.
  • Access free and affordable counseling or contact 2-1-1 Louisiana.
  • Find an activity—experience Louisiana’s history and heritage, culture, the outdoors, tours, and state parks.
  • Avoid risky situations that lead to relapse. Be aware of commonly used drugs like heroin, opioids, and fentanyl.

TIPS: If you want to help someone

  • Find local help through the Louisiana Department of Health and DRS.
  • Be aware of overdose risks—resources available through the Louisiana Department of Health.
  • Take advantage of addiction assessments and evaluations, and speak with a qualified professional.
  • Hire a professional interventionist to help organize a professional family intervention.
  • Avoid enabling anyone struggling with a substance use disorder.

Long-Term Drug Rehab in Louisiana

A long-term program can prove to be extremely beneficial for a person’s recovery and sobriety – here are a few reasons why:

  • Treatment in Louisiana can vary in length depending on the needs of each person, which greatly increases the chances of success.
  • The length of the treatment allows for various treatment methodologies to be incorporated, including faith-based treatment, holistic services, behavioral therapy, and the twelve-step method.
  • Since they live at the facility, residents can focus solely on their recovery without distractions.
  • At the treatment center, residents are surrounded by other individuals who also have the goal of lifelong sobriety.

We can see from the information above that anyone looking for long-term treatment is presented with various options. It is to be noted that although long-term rehab is ideal for certain people, all forms of treatment can be successful.

Getting Help With Substance Use: The Basics

Paying for Treatment in Louisiana

The cost of treatment in Louisiana can vary depending on some key factors. These can include the type of program a person chooses, such as short-term versus long-term treatment. But even more than the time length or program type, the person’s health insurance can significantly affect the program cost. And if they have none, there are still ways to reduce the cost. There are also rehabs that take Medicaid in Louisiana.

Using Private Insurance to pay for Drug Rehab in Louisiana

Private health insurance can speed up getting into treatment when needed. Facilities that accept private insurance are less heavily utilized and have a better chance of being available for new patients. However, private healthcare can be expensive, and many people cannot afford coverage.

Luckily, this isn’t the end of the road. If the person doesn’t qualify for Medicaid, they may have another option for assistance. The state’s expanded Medicaid program makes coverage available to more people by providing discounted rates on participating policies. The lower a person’s income, the better their chance of qualifying for a subsidized rate.

The following insurers are offered through the Louisiana Health Insurance Marketplace 2023 Guide:

  • Ambetter from Louisiana Healthcare Connections
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • HMO Louisiana
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Christus
  • UnitedHealthcare

Paying for Treatment when Uninsured

Someone who’s been struggling with addiction may not have health insurance. It is not uncommon for a person to have failed to apply for Medicaid assistance, even if they qualify. This can leave them paying for treatment when uninsured.

Even in this circumstance, there are still options—several programs throughout the state offer sliding-scale payment options for those experiencing financial hardship. Sliding scale offers greater discounts to those with the lowest incomes who need it most. You can contact one of the treatment specialists at DRS for more information on how to pay for treatment. Or contact the center directly.

Ask a professional

  • What would someone expect to pay for drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Louisiana?

    • The average cost of rehabilitation drug rehab without health insurance in Louisiana is $56,000.
    • The average cost of outpatient drug rehab in Louisiana is $1,700.
    • Clinical drug and alcohol detox in Louisiana costs between $250 and $800 daily, depending on the length of stay. In comparison, medical detox costs between $500 to $650 per day at a private facility and goes up with the severity of the addiction.
    • After meeting specific criteria, individuals and families can also access low-cost and free drug rehab options in Louisiana.

    Health insurance and state-funded insurance cover the cost of most drug rehab.

  • How long does drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Louisiana last for the average person?

    • An average length of stay at an inpatient drug rehab is 4 to 6 weeks.
    • The average time spent attending an outpatient drug rehab facility in Louisiana is 12 to 18 weeks.
    • The average length of stay at a clinical drug or alcohol detox center in Louisiana is three to seven days; medical detox may last 7 to 14 days or longer, depending on withdrawal symptoms.
  • What are the most commonly abused drugs in Louisiana?

    Based on treatment admissions, Louisiana’s most commonly used drugs are amphetamines followed by marijuana.

    If someone you shows signs of marijuana or amphetamine addiction, it is critical to seek help. Substance use worsens with time, and it becomes more challenging to help the person accept treatment.

  • Want to know more?

    The questions from Addicted.org’s “Learn from our Experts” are answered by Michael Leach, CCMA. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at mike@addicted.org.

DRS’ Evaluation of Louisiana Drug Rehab

There are some barriers to accessing affordable substance use treatment in Louisiana because of wait times. Programs are provided through Regional Human Services District Authorities and Healthy Louisiana for anyone covered by Medicaid.

Unfortunately, there are wait times, and the type of help offered does not always meet individual needs. Medicaid helps cover some of the expenses. However, only a small percentage of programs offer a sliding fee scale or help at no charge or minimal payment for clients who cannot pay.

On a positive note, there is extensive drug detox, which is a critical step for most drug users. In addition, a large bulk of programs offer residential non-hospital care.

Our experts recommend contacting multiple programs, going on wait lists if needed, and contacting your Medicaid office or health insurance provider. Find out what insurance covers and what each program offers for payment options.

State and Local Resources in Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Health

  • The Office of Behavioral Health, Addictive Disorders Services provides an extensive listing of levels of care or programs for substance use and related disorders. Services are provided statewide by each regional human services district authority.

Coalition of Louisiana Addiction Services & Prevention Providers

  • The mission of the Coalition of Louisiana Addiction Services & Prevention Providers (CLASPP), a statewide association of substance use disorder treatment provider agencies, is to enhance prevention and addiction recovery services in Louisiana through education, awareness, and advocacy.

Louisiana Healthcare Connections

  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections covers various services that treat substance use disorders. Individuals do not have to get a referral from a doctor to access the services listed.

CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ARTICLE

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Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, who has over 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. He spent his career working under the board-certified Addictionologist Dr. Rohit Adi. His experience includes working with families during their loved one’s stay in treatment, helping those with substance abuse issues find treatment, and teaching life skills to patients in a recovery atmosphere. Though he has worked in many different areas of rehabilitation, the majority of his time was spent working one on one with patients who were actively withdrawing from drugs. Withdrawal and the fear of going through it is one biggest reason why an addict continues to use and can be the most difficult part of the rehabilitation process. His experience in the withdrawal atmosphere has taught him that regardless of what approach a person takes to get off drugs, there are always mental and emotional obstacles that need to be overcome. He believes having someone there to help a person through these obstacles can make all the difference during the withdrawal process.

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Dr. Rohit S. Adi is certified in addiction medicine, through examination, by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. While in Louisiana, he worked as an emergency-room physician at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, but then transferred to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where he works to this day. Holding numerous positions throughout his medical career, Dr. Adi has seen the devastating effects caused by drugs and alcohol. Having the ability to do something about the problem, he co-founded a holistic drug rehabilitation center in Louisiana, where he serves as the facility’s Medical Director.