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.

Salvation Army
(225) 355-4483
7361 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient

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LaSalle Addictive Disorders Clinic
(318) 992-2268
21787 Highway 8 West
Jena, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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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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Opelousas Addictive Disorders Clinic
(337) 948-0228
514 North Court Street
Opelousas, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Rainbow House Detox
(318) 484-6442
Lincoln Drive
Pineville, LA
Services Provided
Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

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Vermilion Hospital for
(337) 234-5614
2520 North University Avenue
Lafayette, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Horsemen''s Benevolent and Protective
(318) 222-8511
2000 Fairfield Avenue
Shreveport, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Natchitoches Center for
(318) 357-3283
212 Medical Drive
Natchitoches, LA
Hotline
(877) 664-2248
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Stages of Recovery
(337) 430-0444
1510 Hodges Street
Lake Charles, LA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Cenla Chemical Dependency Council
(318) 484-6895
Unit 6 Central Louisiana State Hosp
Pineville, 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)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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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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