Shreveport, Louisiana has a total of 22 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 Shreveport, Louisiana and would like to share it in our directory. Additional information about specific Shreveport listings is available by phoning our toll free rehab helpline at 866-720-3784.
Shreveport, Louisiana, is home to approximately 200,145 people. It is found in Caddo Parish, around 170 miles from Beaumont and 168 miles from Mesquite. During the 1990s, there was a slight increase in the population of the city, but it has been declining, albeit slowly, ever since. Unfortunately, Shreveport has higher than the state average rates of both property crimes and violent crimes. This has been linked to the high levels of drug and alcohol abuse in the city.
Statistics on Substance Abuse in Shreveport, LA
The statistics on substance abuse in Shreveport show that there are considerable problems with its young population. For instance:
The Shreveport Approach
Shreveport is particularly concerned about its levels of substance abuse among its younger population. With almost two out of every 100 young people requiring treatment, but so few actually receiving it, the city felt some sort of intervention had to be put in place. They have placed a focus on both prevention and treatment. First of all, through various community initiatives, they aim to steer more young people away from substance abuse and towards healthy alternatives. This is done in partnership with health officials, educators, law enforcers, community organizations, and residents themselves.
At the same time, the city recognizes that there is an immediate need for more accessible treatment facilities. As such, more awareness has been raised about the available detox and rehab facilities in and around the city, where all of those who have a dependency or addiction are able to get treatment. While people from every demographic are able to seek out this help, most rehab facilities place a focus on a specific population, such as young people, the elderly, specific genders, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and so on. In so doing, they aim to remove the barriers to seeking treatment.
It should also be noted that there is also a focus on enforcement. Shreveport has launched the 26th district adult and juvenile drug court. Here, people who have come in contact with the law and who have a substance abuse problem, are given the opportunity to seek treatment for their addiction instead of having to go to prison. If they complete their treatment, their criminal cases will be dismissed. These programs have been proven to be very successful across the country. Yet, Shreveport continues to be a minority in offering a juvenile drug court, with most other cities focusing on adults only.
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