Drug Rehabs in Shreveport, LA

Shreveport has one of the highest crime rates in Louisiana and in the country. Additionally, many Shreveport residents are struggling with addiction to Opioids and illegal drugs. Fortunately, there are treatment centers in and near Shreveport.

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Drug And Alcohol Addiction In Shreveport, Louisiana

Similar to the rest of the US, Louisiana is experiencing high levels of drug related deaths. In 2019, there were 27.5 overdose deaths per 100,000 Louisiana residents. The Opioid epidemic has played a role in these increased number of overdoses in the state. It has been reported that 40% of overdose deaths in Louisiana involve Opioids. Illegal opioids, especially Fentanyl, contribute most to the surge of overdoses which characterize the opioid epidemic.

Drug traffickers who sell illegal opioids are actively fueling the opioid crisis in Shreveport, but fortunately, law enforcement often stops them. For example, police arrested two men from Texas in 2018 near Shreveport who were carrying ten kilograms of Fentanyl into Louisiana. According to the U.S. Attorney who prosecuted their case, their supply of fentanyl was powerful enough to kill everyone in the state. Addiction to prescription opioids also remains a serious problem across Louisiana. In 2018, health care providers in Louisiana dispensed 79 opioid prescriptions per every 100 Louisiana residents, a figure which is much larger than the national average of 51 opioid prescriptions per every 100 Americans.

The combination of prescription and illegal opioids in Louisiana caused at least 15 deaths in the Shreveport area in 2017, while many more Shreveport residents began an opioid addiction. In response, the federal government granted Louisiana about $15 million to fund efforts to prevent more opioid deaths in Caddo Parish. In 2018, the rate of fatal drug overdoses (including opioid overdoses) in Shreveport and throughout Louisiana appeared to slightly decline, although data for 2018 is incomplete. This sign of hope is partially the result of the federal funding, but the greater awareness of the epidemic as well as the requirement that police officers and emergency responders carry Narcan, a medication which reverses the effects of opioid overdoses, have also helped. The Louisiana government has even organized “drug take-back” days in Shreveport for residents who want to safely and legally relinquish dangerous opioids to the authorities.

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Drug Trafficking In Shreveport

As an important city at the intersection of Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas, Shreveport has been a center for drug traffickers who are trying to transport and sell their dangerous products. Police in Shreveport arrested the members of a Methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy in 2017. The following year, another Shreveport man was sentenced to prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine throughout Louisiana. Meth isn’t the only drug which traffickers have brought to Shreveport. Police arrested a man in Shreveport in 2017 for conspiring to sell almost thirty grams of cocaine.

Finding Help In Shreveport

Opioid addiction and drug trafficking certainly present Louisiana with serious challenges, but if you or someone you know is struggling to overcome addiction, there are treatment centers in Shreveport and throughout Louisiana which specialize in helping people achieve lasting recovery from substance abuse. If you’re ready to make a change in your life, contact a treatment provider today to learn more about your options. 

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Centenary College of Louisiana

2911 Centenary Boulevard
Shreveport, LA 71104

AA and NA Meetings in Shreveport

Name Address Fellowship Hours
Central Office Of Shreveport 2800 Youree Drive, Building A, Suite 362 Shreveport, Louisiana 71104-3646 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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