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Drug Addiction Minden 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.

Professional Counseling Services of
(318) 255-9210
101 East Reynolds Drive
Ruston, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
French, German, Hungarian

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Oak Grove Substance Abuse Center
(318) 428-9202
Oak Grove Courthouse
Oak Grove, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Joseph R Briscoe Treatment Center
(337) 491-2355
4012 Avenue H
Lake Charles, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Saint Mary Addictive Disorders Clinic
(985) 380-2455
512 Roderick Street
Morgan City, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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David W Earle LPC
(225) 293-3783
10802 Landsbury Street
Baton Rouge, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Louisana Health and Rehab Option
(225) 354-8325
4914 McClelland Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
Services Provided
Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Northlake Addictive Disorders Clinic
(985) 871-1380
19404 North 10th Street
Covington, LA
Hotline
(866) 847-2652
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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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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Lake Charles ADC
(337) 475-4855
3505 Fifth Avenue
Lake Charles, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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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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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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