The drug problem in Louisiana is grim with the current trends in the abuse of illegal drugs as well as the increase in the abuse of pharmaceuticals. For those already addicted the best treatment option is a long-term, drug free program with a high success rate for permanent recovery.
The Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program achieves a 70% success rate with all hardcore addictions and has an excellent facility in the state of Louisiana. If you or someone you know is struggling with a drug problem in the state of Louisiana contact us for immediate help.
The number of admissions to drug treatment in the state of Louisiana was 22,275 in 2006 which was less than the number of admissions during 2005 which were 24,994. This does not even take into account the 2.97%, or 108.000 people who reported needing treatment but not receiving it over the last year.
Recent statistics indicate that approximately 299,000 Louisiana citizens or 8% of the population reported using an illegal drug over the past month. This was in 2004-2005 and accounted for those ages 12 or older. Additionally, 112,000 or 3% of the population reported drug dependence in 2004-2005.
There were however 22,275 admissions into drug rehab programs in Louisiana. However, an additional 108,000 people needed but did not receive treatment.
Marijuana is the most commonly abused drug in the state of Louisiana. Many recent reports indicate that marijuana can pose as a gateway drug and that many teens and young adults who use marijuana will graduate to harder drugs. Because the drug can be grown almost anywhere, this has led to increased availability of the drug throughout Louisiana.
One of the most principal drug threats in the state of Louisiana is cocaine and primarily crack cocaine. There are high rates of addiction with both of these drugs and using them can be connected with violent behavior on part of the addicted person. Cocaine is commonly available and often distributed across the state. Cocaine abuse is reported throughout the entire state of Louisiana.
Methamphetamine is a major drug of abuse in Louisiana. Many people in law enforcement are reporting that methamphetamine is replacing crack cocaine as the primary drug abused in some areas in the state because of its longer lasting, lower in cost and more available.
Currently heroin doesnâ€™t pose a major threat to Louisiana but there is significant use in the greater New Orleans area. The abuse of pharmaceutical drugs continues to rise in the state of Louisiana at a frightening rate. This includes the abuse of Xanax, hydrocodone, and OxyContin.
Right now, the abuse and distribution of club drugs in Louisiana is on the rise. This includes drugs such as MDMA or ecstasy, Ketamine, Rohypnol, GHB and LSD. In 2006 around 80,000 hits of MDMA were seized by federal agents in the state of Louisiana.