Drug Rehabs in Baton Rouge, LA

While many cities and states across the country take action to lower the number of deaths from drugs and homicides, these numbers keep growing in Baton Rouge. With no sign of slowing down, it is only a matter of time before its citizens call for a change. Hopefully, it won’t be too late.

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    Addiction in Baton Rouge

    Similar to New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Louisiana faces a growing heroin crisis. While other cities combat prescription opioid use across the country, Baton Rouge is facing a higher concentration of heroin deaths than most other cities. Each year, the number of deaths grow.

    Heroin and Opioids in Baton Rouge

    Baton Rouge, located in East Baton Rouge Parish, is faced with a heroin crisis that is among the worst in the nation. While so many cities have been battling this crisis to lower the number of people dying by overdose, the Red Stick has not had much luck.

    Despite the number saved, 624 patients were administered 821 doses of naloxone, a opioid antagonist that is used to stop overdoses, 111 died as a result of an overdose in 2017. This was a 25% increase over the previous year, the greatest number of deaths yet. Over 40% were a direct result of heroin. The coroner of East Baton Rouge Parish, William Clark, did not break down how many more of those death involved other opioids, like popular prescriptions of fentanyl or oxycodone, but did state that opioids made up the majority.

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    In 2017, 111 people died from accidental overdoses. A record high for Baton Rouge.

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    An upward trend of overdose deaths started at 28 in 2012 and has increased almost every year since.

    Homicide in Baton Rouge

    While the connection is rarely made, a community’s number of homicides often connects to the rate of drug use. People who experience loss of a loved one, especially through homicide, are more likely to turn to drugs as a relief. This is especially true in the case of children.

    East Baton Rouge Parish saw a record high of homicides in 2017, at 124 deaths. After a dip the previous year of 84, homicides shot up again, a 48% jump. While these homicides regularly beat out deaths from overdose, the gap is steadily closing. However, it is likely that the two are connected in a vicious cycle. The death rate in Baton Rouge has now surpassed Chicago, one of the most violent cities in America.

    Death by Synthetic Marijuana in Baton Rouge

    Many think that the dangerous effects of drugs can only hurt themselves. However, the truth is that the dangers of illicit drugs can affect anyone. In 2018, a man who had taken synthetic marijuana assaulted and killed a woman living in his apartment complex.

    Across the country, people are using synthetic marijuana, a designer drug, to get high “legally.” Many think because it is legal, it must be safe. However, many people are dying from overdose, being rushed to hospitals, and even killing others after smoking this legal substance. With the craze that is sweeping much of the Midwest, it may be a matter of time until it becomes a larger issue across the nation. Taking a stance now can help prevent the next epidemic.

    Treatment in Baton Rouge

    When coming to terms with addiction, finding help with recovery can be the greatest help. Recovering in a small community can be a huge benefit. Outpatient programs can help maintain a sense of normalcy in life while recovering. Being surrounded by familiar faces in a supportive community has proved beneficial to many trying to get over their addiction. However, those same things that help some could be a detriment to others.

    For some, staying in the setting where the addiction was born is too much temptation. Knowing where they can go to get a fix when they’re in withdrawal or constantly being berated by old connections from their former life can stop them from moving on to a better one. If you aren’t sure what is right for you, or a loved one suffering from addiction, then reach out to a dedicated treatment specialist. They’re here as a resource to guide you as best they can.

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      Government Programs

      Find local government programs that promote sober living and will help you find peace in your day to day life.

      NameLocationPhone
      Louisiana Region of Narcotics AnonymousPO Box 86323
      Baton Rouge, LA 70879
      318-677-4344

      College Programs

      Mental Health Service

      Louisiana State University-Shreveport

      Counseling is a process that helps you to address your worries, learn effective personal and interpersonal coping that come to a greater understanding of yourself. Counseling includes sharing personal, sensitive and private information that may at times be painful. During the period of counseling, there may be course of increased anxiety or confusion.

      Division of Student Affairs
      Infirmary Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

      Mental Health Service (MHS)

      Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

      Counselling help students to understand themselves, and learning effective personal and interpersonal coping strategies. Counsellors designed the counselling process to help understand the concerns of students.

      Baton Rouge
      LA 70803,

      UNIVERSITY COUNSELING CENTER

      Southern University and A & M College

      At SUBR all listed student whether or full or part-time receives classified services from the University Counseling Center (UCC). The services are free of cost. Services offered would rely on the requirements and resources of the scholar balanced against the accessible resources of the Center employees. Couples could also be seen at the UCC as long together partner may be a SUBR student.

      Baton Rouge
      La. 70813

      Community Programs

      Yeshivas Be'er Yitzchok

      We are proud to provide the community an expansion of programs to complement our religious lives. Underneath are some of our packages; Daf Yomi, The JEC Night Seder Learning Program, The Cholent Chabura, Retired Men’s Morning Learning Program, Sunday Morning Learning Program, Legal Holiday Morning Learning Program, Spotlight on a community member.

      12090 S Harrells Ferry Rd
      Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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