Drug Rehabs in New Orleans, LA

Perhaps the most famous party town in America, New Orleans is synonymous with a crazy time. However, while others treat this as some weekend getaway, there are many living in the city who must deal with the impact this culture has created.

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    Addiction in New Orleans, Louisiana

    New Orleans, Louisiana has a rich history, culture, and blend of people. However, this is often eclipsed by the droves of college students and young people flocking to the city to have a memorable night of partying, drinking, and trouble. While this seems like a good time to many tourists, they are often blind to what is going on with the people who live there. New Orleans is not only one of the biggest party cities, but one of the most violent. There is a vicious cycle of drug abuse, dealing, and taking over turf. Tragically, the trauma that these young people go through in New Orleans actually makes them more likely to abuse drugs in the future.

    Heroin Killing More in New Orleans Than Ever Before

    New Orleans is a city of indulgence to many. Naturally, with the growth of the opioid epidemic, those indulgences have grown as well. In 2015, there were 92 deaths from drugs across the city. In 2017, there were 219. A majority of these deaths, 76%, involved some opioids in some way. Cocaine, was involved in 116 deaths, and fentanyl was present in 87 deaths, up from 48 the previous year. This is especially dangerous when the most common drug to cut with fentanyl, heroin, has been deemed “a public health crisis” by New Orleans Coroner, Dr. Jeffrey Rouse.

    The presence of fentanyl is actually a large reason for the current opioid crisis our nation finds itself in. Dealers use the drug to cut with heroin to keep costs down. However, their equipment is not accurate enough to measure the drugs out, so many who deal fentanyl are selling people fatal doses. As fentanyl, an opioid 100 times stronger than morphine, is becoming more prevalent, more people are dying from overdose. This is especially true in a place like New Orleans, where heroin use was already more prevalent per capita than a majority of other cities.



    In 2017, there were 219 deaths by accidental drug overdose.



    2017 saw the greatest number of overdoses that involved fentanyl, an increase from 48 the previous year.



    There were 175 homicides in 2016. That was the first year that more people died by accidental drug overdose than murder.

    Drugs and Homicide, A Vicious Cycle in New Orleans

    Children in New Orleans are around a lot of tragedy growing up. Excessive deaths from drugs, homicides, and accidental causes ring through the city. These experiences create adverse childhood experience (ACEs). These ACEs add up to a score and, though it isn’t an exact science, the higher this score, the more likely someone will turn to drug abuse or develop some kind of mental health disorder. This environment in New Orleans has caused a vacuum of children being sucked into the same life of drugs and violence.

    In 2017, there were 157 confirmed murders, a fall from the previous year’s 175. Unfortunately, despite the decline of murders in New Orleans deaths by drug use have climbed. 2016 was the first year that death by drugs were higher than murders in New Orleans.

    Finding Help in New Orleans

    While there are plenty of options for recovery in a city like New Orleans, the small environment may make you feel trapped. Going through the same streets, meeting up with the same people, and even experiencing the same sounds and smells can make changing your lifestyle feel impossible.

    If you, or someone you know, suffer from addiction, perhaps the best thing you can do is make the decision to leave the place where the addiction was born. If that seems hard, you don’t know how, or you don’t know where to go, try reaching out to a dedicated treatment specialist. They can help you determine the best place to seek recovery.

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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.

      New Orleans Area Service Committee of NAPO Box 13801
      New Orleans, LA 70185-3801

      College Programs

      Counseling and Wellness Services

      Xavier University of Louisiana

      Counseling is provided for free for all the students. It is common for students to require a little nudge in the form of academic motivation, help with concentration. We also help them cope with their increase in academic workload and help them improve their performance as well. Our staff is actively involved in helping the students with exam preparation, learning style, goal setting and even memory techniques, note taking, etc. The students are also encouraged to visit us if they have issues with stress, study skills, time management or anxiety.

      1 Drexel Dr
      New Orleans, LA 70125

      Counseling Services

      Dillard University

      Since 1976 Dillard University’s Student Success Services is a federally funded program and has received continuous funding through the Department of Education. The intention of the program is to fill self-confidence in our students by providing tutorial support, counseling, and varied workshops to endorse student triumph.

      2601 Gentilly Boulevard
      New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

      University Counseling Center (UCC)

      Loyola University New Orleans

      The mission of the UCC is to furnish the campus community with proficient services in the region of psychological counseling. The UCC perceives the formative idea of student life and along these lines services might be instructive or potentially protection in center. We bolster the bigger mission of Loyola University to maintain the respect and estimation of every individual as made by God, to encourage a promise to wholeness of mind, body and soul, and to keep up a caring reaction to the community. The UCC additionally fills in as an asset in its territories of obligation and counsels with all university personnel as appropriate. What’s more, the UCC looks to assess the necessities of student and the productivity of operation through research exercises. At long last, the UCC adds to the improvement of the directing field by giving handy preparing chances to graduate student considering guiding and social work.

      6363 St. Charles Avenue
      Campus Box 200, New Orleans, LA 70118

      Alcohol & Other Drugs Support & Services

      Tulane University of Louisiana

      A huge range of services that is receptive to the challenges that university students face concerning alcohol and alternative drug use is provided by Tulane University. We offer services for college students who wish to find out a lot of concerning their own use of alcohol and alternative medicine, scale back or eliminate their use, or are disturbed a couple of friend or family member’s use or dependency. Additionally, the Tulane and the New Orleans community are home to several assistance teams and treatment facilities.

      6823 ST. CHARLES AVE.
      BLDG. 92, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70118

      NOBTS Testing and Counseling Center

      New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

      Through the Leeke Magee Christian Counseling Center the NOBTS family provides free and confidential counseling services at The NOBTS Testing and Counseling Center. We provide counseling for premarital and marital issues, parenting and family issues, crisis and grief, trauma, anxiety and stress, spiritual concerns, depression, sexual problems and sexual addiction, and life transitions. Our services are biblically-sound and research-based counseling services. Our counselors can coordinate, care with physicians and other providers and are confidential. For more information contact the Leeke Magee Christian Counseling Center office or just drop by the front desk of the center.

      3939 Gentilly Blvd
      New Orleans, LA 70126

      Counseling Services

      Southern University at New Orleans

      We identify the value of trust in a counseling relationship. We use the wellness model for the students to reduce stress. There are various services like individual and group counseling services provided to the students. In addition to this, we guide students to achieve academic progress.

      6400 Press Dr
      New Orleans, LA 70126

      Counseling Services

      University of New Orleans

      Counseling Services offers problem assessment, short-term personal counseling and career testing and counselling. In addressing mental health concerns in a professional, unbiased, objective way is the goal of the professional staff of Counseling Services. We also offer counselling for students when warranted and/or desired by them, referrals for ongoing, longer-term or specialized treatment for currently-enrolled UNO students. Counseling Services also provides consultation for UNO faculty and staff with concerns about students, psycho-educational outreach for the UNO community, and specialized professional training for graduate students in counseling and other behavioral health professions, in addition to personal counseling and career testing and counseling for UNO students.

      2000 Lakeshore Drive
      New Orleans, LA 70148

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