Substance Abuse
Hotline: Louisiana

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Louisiana Drug Abuse Statistics
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of Louisiana adults have an alcohol use disorder

One in ten residents of Louisiana reported past-month use of illicit drugs in 2021, according to SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). Nationwide, addiction is a growing problem. Even more concerning than rates of addiction more than doubling between 2019 and 2021, over 75% of those who require treatment for substance use disorder – the clinical term for addiction – manage to obtain treatment. Not knowing how to get help was the reason given by 1 million U.S. adults for not getting the addiction treatment they needed. 

Substance abuse hotlines in Louisiana are one way of closing this substantial treatment gap. Hotlines provide impartial advice and help connecting with treatment providers throughout the state.

Louisiana Drug Abuse Statistics
+ 0 %
of Louisiana adults have an alcohol use disorder
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Substance Abuse Hotline for Louisiana

If you or someone that you care about has issues with the abuse of alcohol, illicit drugs, or prescription medications, contacting a substance abuse helpline could help you begin the recovery process. While most addictions get worse if untreated, substance use disorders respond favorably to science-backed treatment. 

Addiction Hotline Louisiana is available 24/7 and toll-free. Hotline staff can answer queries on any aspect of addiction and recovery, enabling you to better assess your situation. If you feel that you require professional assistance – and this is the best approach to addiction recovery – we can help you connect with treatment providers near you. Hotline operators can refer you to detox centers, inpatient rehabs, outpatient treatment centers, and support groups throughout the state of Louisiana, allowing you to kickstart your recovery with structure, support, and guidance. 

Call 855-701-0479 for on-the-spot assistance with drug abuse or alcoholism in Louisiana.

Hotlines for
Addiction in: Louisiana

Local government resources in Louisiana may help you to move beyond problematic patterns of substance use.

Addiction Hotline

Our free and confidential hotline is run by recovery specialists who are now in recovery themselves. They understand what it’s like to need help, find the right treatment, and achieve long-term sobriety.  You can call this line now at (855) 701-0479.

OBH Addictive Disorders Services

OBH Addictive Disorders Services, provided by the Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health, offers a comprehensive range of addiction services. To explore these services, click here. Alternatively, contact Healthy Louisiana at 855-229-6848 for assistance in directing you to available addiction recovery resources within the state.

DOH Alcohol and Drug Helpline

DOH Alcohol and Drug Helpline, sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Health, is a valuable in-state resource. Residents seeking support can call 877-664-2248 or visit the DOH website right here. The website is rich in resources tailored to the needs of state residents.

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Louisiana Substance Abuse Statistics

According to Baton Rouge Behavioral Hospital, Louisinana saw an increase of 48% in fatal drug overdoses in 2020. Only West Virginia, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Vermont saw greater increases in drug overdose deaths.


Opioids remain the primary driver of deadly drug overdoses. According to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), synthetic opioids like fentanyl are responsible for over 60% of overdose deaths.


LSU Health Foundation New Orleans reports the following Louisiana substance abuse statistics: 

  • 10% of Louisiana over-18s have alcohol use disorder.
  • 5% of Louisiana over-18s use illicit narcotics. 

Despite this, only 7.1% of those with alcohol use disorder engaged with Louisiana addiction treatment, and only 17% of those requiring drug addiction treatment connected with Louisiana rehabs. 

If you need help today, call 855.701.0479.

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If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, reach out for assistance. Addiction hotlines are available 24/7 to provide the support and guidance you need to start your journey towards recovery.