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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:
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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