Drug Addiction Chalmette LA

Most people, who do not abuse drugs, do not understand why addicts become addicted to drugs or how drugs change the brain to promote compulsive drug abuse. Non drug users view drug abuse and addiction as strictly a social problem and may characterize those who take drugs as morally weak.

Saint Bernard Behavioral Health Center
(504) 278-7401
8101 West Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA
Hotline
(800) 749-2673x0
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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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)

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Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health
(504) 412-3700
1601 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Plaquemines Behavioral Health Center
(504) 393-5624
251 F Edward Herbert Boulevard
Belle Chasse, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Odyssey House Louisiana Inc
(504) 821-9211x14
1125 North Tonti Street
New Orleans, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Chartres Pontchartrain Behav Hlth Ctr
719 Elysian Fields Avenue
New Orleans, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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New Orleans East Behavioral Health Ctr
5552 Read Boulevard
New Orleans, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Vietnamese

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DRD New Orleans Medical Clinic
(504) 524-4701
417 South Johnson Street
New Orleans, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
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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Family Services of Greater New Orleans
(504) 822-0800
2515 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is comparable to other chronic, relapsing conditions or diseases, and drug addiction can be managed successfully. And, as with other chronic diseases, it is not uncommon for a person to relapse and begin abusing drugs again. Relapse, however, does not signal failure-rather, it indicates that treatment should be re-started, adjusted, or that an alternate treatment method is needed to help the addict regain control and recover.

What is drug addiction?

Most people, who do not abuse drugs, do not understand why addicts become addicted to drugs or how drugs change the brain to promote compulsive drug abuse. Non drug users view drug abuse and addiction as strictly a social problem and may characterize those who take drugs as morally weak. One very common belief is that drug abusers should be able to just stop taking drugs if they are willing to change their behavior. What people often underestimate is the complexity of drug addiction-that it is a disease that impacts the brain and because of that, quitting drugs is not simply a matter of willpower.

Drug addiction is a chronic, often relapsing disease that causes compulsive drug use despite harmful consequences to the individual who is addicted. Drug addiction is a brain disease because the abuse of drugs leads to changes in the formation and function of the brain. Although it is true that for most people the initial decision to take drugs is voluntary, over time the changes in brain function caused by repeate...

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