What addictions can be treated in Louisiana

Much like the rest of the country, Louisiana has many people who struggle every day with substance abuse disorders and addiction. Thankfully, there are rehab centers across Louisiana that offer treatment options for multiple addictions. These include free and state-funded rehabs as well as those covered by Medicaid and health insurance plans.

Some of the most common forms of addiction and substance abuse that are treated in Louisiana include:

  • Stimulant addiction (meth, cocaine, Adderall, etc)
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Opioid addiction (heroin, fentanyl, painkillers)
  • Benzodiazepine addiction (Xanax, valium, etc)
  • Behavioral addiction (porn, gambling, social media, etc)
  • Inhalant abuse (whippets, glue, etc)

Louisiana addiction statistics

  • Drug deaths increased 16% from 23.8 to 27.5 deaths per 100,000 population in Louisiana between 2017 and 2019
  • Adults who avoided care due to treatment cost decreased 34% from 17.6% to 11.6%in Louisiana between 2016 and 2020
  • Louisiana saw a 48% increase in drug overdose deaths during the 2020 calendar year