Drug Abuse Franklinton LA

Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations.

Washington Parish
(985) 732-6655
2106 Avenue F
Bogalusa, LA
Hotline
(866) 847-2652
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Center For Family and Youth Servs Inc
(985) 331-0046
201 Paul Mallard Road
Luling, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Criminal justice clients

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Family Services of Greater New Orleans
(985) 641-7185
1377 Lindberg Drive
Slidell, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Greek

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West Baton Rouge CAD
(225) 342-7525
685 Louisiana Avenue
Port Allen, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Bridge House Inc
(504) 522-2124x27
1160 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Free Indeed Treatment Centers
(225) 924-1910
10473 Old Hammond Highway
Baton Rouge, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Feliciana Ctr for Addictive Disorders
(225) 683-3874
12080 Marston Street
Clinton, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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LHRC
(225) 343-3438
1246 Laurel Street
Baton Rouge, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Family House/Louisiana
(504) 367-7600
112 Holmes Boulevard
Terrytown, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Data Provided by:
New Freedom Inc
(504) 888-8600
110 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Metairie, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Drug Abuse

Many people use drug abuse interchangeably with drug dependency and drug addiction. There are minor distinctions between these terms, but generally one leads to another.


Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations. Once drug use reaches this stage, it can quickly become abuse. It’s no longer “just for fun” but to handle life.
Some people abuse drugs for a short period of time but can recognize their behavior isn’t healthy, and stop. Others don’t have the desire or the ability to stop. Their drug abuse spirals into drug dependency and from there, it’s an invisible line into drug addiction.

When Drug Abuse Starts

Most drug abuse starts in the teenage years when curiosity, peer pressure and the awkwardness of adolescence is high. Statistics show that the younger someone is when they start using, the more likely he or she will struggle with drug abuse or addiction later in life. The most notable signs that someone is slipping into drug use is a change in personality and usual behavior patterns. A teenager who is normally very active and social may suddenly become more reclusive and spend more time alone. They start to lose interest in activities a...

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