There are approximately 4.3 million people in the State of Louisiana, leaving many tens of thousands of substance abusers looking for effective drug rehab help. Despite more than a hundred treatment centers in the state, finding a good long-term drug rehabilitation program is difficult.
We can help you locate a successful Louisiana drug rehab.
National survey results indicate that about 3% of Louisiana citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. This translates to more than 112,000 people. During 2006, there were over 22,000 admissions to drug/alcohol rehabs in Louisiana. This was down from over 24,000 rehab admissions in 2005.
Approximately 76,000 people in Louisiana (2.%) reported past year illicit drug dependence. The abuse of pharmaceutical drugs continues to rise at an alarming rate. Cocaine, primarily crack, is the predominant drug threat in Louisiana because of the high rate of addiction and violence associated with the drug. Cocaine is widely available and frequently distributed across the state. Cocaine abuse is reported in both metropolitan cities and rural areas of the state. Law enforcement officials report OxyContin, hydrocodone and Xanax abuse continues to be a viable threat. The abuse and distribution of club drugs in Louisiana is on the rise. Police and treatment counselors throughout the state report an increase in the availability and abuse of MDMA (ecstasy), Ketamine, Rohypnol, LSD and GHB.
During 2006, 30% of the Federally-sentenced defendants in Louisiana had committed a drug offense. Approximately 43% of these drug cases involved crack cocaine. As of April 16, 2007, there were 38 drug courts in Louisiana that had been operating for more than two years, 2 that had recently been implemented and 4 that were being planned.
According to available survey data, approximately 108,000 (2.97%) Louisiana citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
Call us now at 587-400-5012 for more information on effective drug rehab services for someone from Louisiana.