Drug Rehabs in Baton Rouge, LA

Many states like Louisiana have taken action to lower the number of deaths from drugs and homicides; these numbers have grown in Baton Rouge, however. It's only a matter of time before residents call for a change, and local treatment centers can help.

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Drug And Alcohol Addiction In Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Similar to New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Louisiana has faced a growing Heroin crisis. While other cities combat prescription Opioid use across the country, Baton Rouge has faced a higher concentration of Heroin deaths than most other cities. Fortunately, inpatient and outpatient rehabs can help those who have become dependent find a new way to live.

Heroin And Opioids In Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, located in East Baton Rouge Parish, has faced a Heroin crisis among the worst in the nation. While so many cities have battled this crisis, the Red Stick has not had much luck.

Then coroner of East Baton Rouge Parish, William Clark, spoke on the sad state of affairs that has been overdose fatalities. Clark did not break down how many deaths involved synthetic and semi-synthetic Opioids, like popular prescriptions of Fentanyl or Oxycodone, but did state that Opioids made up the majority of the total.

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At least 248 had succumbed to overdose deaths in 2021 in East Baton Rouge Parish.

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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.

While these homicides regularly beat out deaths from overdose, the gap has grown narrower over time. However, it is likely that the 2 are connected in a vicious cycle. The death rate in Baton Rouge has surpassed that of 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. Taking a stand now can help prevent the next epidemic.

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Treatment In Baton Rouge

When coming to terms with addiction, finding treatment is the first step. 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 proven 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 or a loved is battling addiction, there is hope. For more information on treatment options, contact a treatment provider today.

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Government Programs

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Name Location Phone
Louisiana Region of Narcotics Anonymous PO Box 86323
Baton Rouge, LA 70879
318-677-4344

College Programs

Mental Health Service

Louisiana State University-Shreveport

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

Mental Health Service (MHS)

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Baton Rouge
LA 70803,

UNIVERSITY COUNSELING CENTER

Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge
La. 70813

Community Programs

Yeshivas Be'er Yitzchok

12090 S Harrells Ferry Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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