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New Orleans, Louisiana has a total of 39 drug rehab listing(s) containing information on alcohol rehab centers, addiction treatment centers, drug treatment programs, and rehabilitation clinics within the city. Contact us if you have a facility in New Orleans, Louisiana and would like to share it in our directory. Additional information about specific New Orleans listings is available by phoning our toll free rehab helpline at 866-720-3784.

New Orleans, Louisiana, is home to around 484,674 people. It is found in Orleans Parish and is around 73 miles outside of Baton Rouge and five miles outside of Metairie. New Orleans has a very active nightlife and tourism scene. Unfortunately, this has also given rise to a significant drug and alcohol abuse problem. This is also reflected in the fact that levels of both property and violent crimes are higher in the city than they are in the rest of the state. Officials in New Orleans have a significant job on their hand to reduce the levels of alcohol and drug abuse, and they have put a number of measures in place for this.


Statistics on Substance Abuse in New Orleans, LA


To ensure that prevention, intervention, and treatment methods are directed in the right place, New Orleans first wanted to paint a picture of the current situation. Research has shown that:


  • There had been an increase in the number of unemployed people who reported using illicit substances in the past month. However, this is believed to be due to the fact that unemployment has been rising in the city.
  • 72.7% of current illicit substance abusers are either full or part time employed.
  • 8% of the total population aged over 12 currently have an illicit substance dependency or addiction.
  • The average age at which someone is initiated to cannabis in New Orleans is 17.


One significant problem in New Orleans is the number of DUI (driving under the influence) arrests. To combat this problem, and to stop these people from developing a drug or alcohol addiction, the city authorities have instated the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court's Drug Court. Here, people who have committed a nonviolent offense have the opportunity to seek treatment in a detox and rehab facility in lieu of having to complete a prison sentence. These efforts have had quite a positive impact on the lives of substance abusers and, consequently, the community as a whole.


At the same time, law enforcement professionals have started a crackdown on those manufacturing, trafficking, and distributing illicit substances, as well as on those who enable underage people to access alcohol. This is a preventative effort aimed at reducing the number of people turning to addictive substances. Again, this has had some success, although there continues to be a significant problem with alcohol abuse, and particularly underage drinking. As a result, a number of partnerships have been formed with community organizations and educators to target young people in particular to steer them towards healthy alternatives. Strong involvement with parents is part of this program, ensuring that they clearly disapprove of substance use to their children, whether it is tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, prescription medication, and/or illicit substances. Research has shown that strong parental disapproval significantly reduces the number of young people turning towards these substances.


Lastly, a lot of investment has been made in ensuring treatment facilities have become more accessible to people battling an addiction. There are a number of state sponsored detox and rehab facilities available in and around New Orleans.

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Drug Facts

  • The younger you are, the more likely you are to become addicted to nicotine. If you're a teenager, your risk is especially high.
  • People who inject drugs such as heroin are at high risk of contracting the HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) virus.
  • Over 2.1 million people in the United States abused Anti-Depressants in 2011 alone.
  • Stimulants are found in every day household items such as tobacco, nicotine and daytime cough medicine.
  • More than 16.3 million adults are impacted by Alcoholism in the U.S. today.
  • Heroin creates both a physical and psychological dependence.
  • 12 to 17 year olds abuse prescription drugs more than they abuse ecstasy, crack/cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine combined.
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  • Today, Alcohol is the NO. 1 most abused drug with psychoactive properties in the U.S.
  • Street gang members primarily turn cocaine into crack cocaine.
  • Children under 16 who abuse prescription drugs are at greater risk of getting addicted later in life.
  • Illegal drugs include cocaine, crack, marijuana, LSD and heroin.
  • The Canadian government reports that 90% of their mescaline is a combination of PCP and LSD
  • National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported 153,000 current heroin users in the US.
  • Methadone is a synthetic opioid analgesic (painkiller) used to treat chronic pain.
  • Authority obtains over 10,500 accounts of clonazepam abuse annually.
  • Out of 2.6 million people who tried marijuana for the first time, over half were under the age of 18.
  • 54% of high school seniors do not think regular steroid use is harmful, the lowest number since 1980, when the National Institute on Drug Abuse started asking about perception on steroids.
  • Rates of K2 Spice use have risen by 80% within a single year.

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