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Drug and Alcohol Addiction in New Orleans

New Orleans, located along the Mississippi River, in the state of Louisiana, is also known as The Big Easy,” “The Chocolate City,” “The Crescent City,” and “NOLA”—an acronym for New Orleans LA. It's a city well known for multicultural heritage, music, food and festivities such as Mardi Gras. It is one the major party cities in Untied States which is also facing it's own battle with addiction. Let's have a look at some numbers:

  • In 2016, data showed that the number of adults who would experience a substance use disorder during the year is 64,357 in Greater New Orleans, 30,995 in Orleans Parish and 28,368 in Jefferson Parish.
  • The number of drug overdoses exceeded the number of murders in New Orleans as there were 211 drug overdose deaths and 166 opiate-related overdose deaths.
  • In 2016, 78% of the fatal overdose deaths were opioid related
  • In 2018, Around 40% of the 1,140 reported drug overdose deaths in the state of Louisiana were related to opioids, a total of 444 fatalities.
  • The festival of Mardi Gras draws over 1.4 million attendees to New Orleans each year and every year the number of drug and alcohol related emergency department visits increase. The part culture of the city makes the addiction more prevalent in the youth as well.
  • The fentanyl epidemic has not spared New Orleans and in 2016 alone there were almost 29,000 reports of fentanyl, a drug 80-100 times more stronger than morphine.
  • The DEA (The US Drug Enforcement Administration) reported that marijuana is the most commonly abused drug in Louisiana and is a gateway drug to experiment with other illicit drugs for teens and young adults.
  • Binge drinking and alcohol use disorder are also on the rise. In a study in 2016, 40% of adults, young adults and college students engaged in binge drinking in the past two weeks.
  • Binge drinking is on the rise in women, the rate increased by 41% from 2019 to 2020. An alarming rate of deaths related to alcohol increased for women by 85% from 1999 to 2017.

Rehabilitation centers in New Orleans

New Orleans residents are becoming more and more aware of the importance of mental health and seeking professional treatment for addiction. There are many government funded centers, nonprofit organizationsand private treatment providers in New Orleans.

The rehabilitation centers offer a variety of services such as inpatient residential programs, outpatient intensive programs, recovery support groups, medicine-assisted treatment, etc., however the main focus of rehabilitation process is in inpatient programs.

These involve 24-hour supervision and support so that they can recieve substantial and effective insight and change their lifestyle to begin their path towards recovery. Rehabilitation centers in New Orleans are equipped to manage detoxification for any of the substances that the client may be addicted to. Once the detox and withdrawal management is taken care of, the focus increases on psychotherapuetic interventions designed to improve one's understanding of addiction and it's consequences, impulse control, decision-making, stress management and also to work on co-occuring issues such as anxiety or emotional instability.

Thorough aftercare is also important to help the individual adapt to life after discharge from treatment. Many rehabilitation centers also provide family and codependency counselling which helps the individual's interpersonal skills and enables stronger relationships between them and their loved ones.

Top reasons to choose New Orleans for Destination treatment

  • New Orleans has a wide range of recovery support groups which can be useful in integrating the individual with the community and inculcating a sense of belongingness as well as reinforcing the act of seeking help when needed.
  • Destination treatment at New Orleans is completely voluntary, confidential and follows a single-client focused approach.
  • We give a lot of importance to recreation in recovery as it helps one to relearn the joys of life that can be experienced without substance. New Orleans has many sights and culture to immerse oneself in such as the Frenchmen street for live music, art museums, Jackson Square, Garden District or the National WWII Museum, and so on.
  • Relapse prevention and skill building are focused upon in our destination treatment program in New Orleans.
  • Our team of mental health experts who manage our destination treatment program in New Orleans are trained and experienced professionals who combine innovative therapeutic solutions with evidence based traditional psychotherapuetic techniques.

Destination treatment in New Orleans

Destination treatment provides an opportunity to modify the associations that our brain makes with alcohol or drugs by being in a safe and protected environment, away from home. Our destination treatment program in New Orleans focuses on the following areas:

  • Detoxification: Management of withdrawal symptoms such as tremors, nausea, physical pain, mood swings, irritability or issues with sleep and appetite are common. Detox involves pharmacological and psychological support under the supervision of trained and experienced mental health professionals.
  • Clinical assessment: A thorough evaluation of one's addictive behavior, triggers, risk and protective factors and co-occuring psychological issues such as low self-esteem, anxiety, etc. is imperative in designing therapy.
  • Single-client focused approach: By focusing on one client at a time, weare able to provide personal attention and a detailed understanding of their deep-rooted beliefs, repetitive behaviors, emotional and thought patterns can be gained. Thus, the therapeutic process can be much more personalized and the individual can receive the maximum benefit from our team of experts.
  • Holistic treatment: We aim to improve overall health through physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral and spiritual upliftment of the person. We reinforce proper exercise and nutrition, yoga, meditation, life skills training, emotional regulation, mindfulness, stress management, improving interpersonal effectiveness, and other supportive factors in recovery to ensure holistic approach to treatment.
  • Aftercare: A post treatment plan is very important for anyone to adapt to a life of sobriety after going back home. Routine followups, recovery support groups and counselling for managing enviroental stressors is given priority in our treatment plan.

Codependency in treatment in New Orleans

Codependency means being dependent on someone else to fulfill our needs, deriving our self worth and purpose from the other. It is common to see a loved one become codependent on the addict, whereby their mental well being become dependent on the addict's behavior. They get trapped inside cycle of hope and despair related to the addict's drinking or using and in trying to help the addict and many times being unable to, they create stress for them selves and the addict.

This pushes the addict towards their substance and creates a toxic relationship between the two parties filled with distrust, poor communication, arguments, hostility, resentment and guilt. In many cases the addict also becomes emotionally dependent on the loved one.

Treatment for codependency involves proper evaluation of the relationship, the factors responsible for the dependency and implementing psychotherapuetic interventions for both parties based on the evaluation. Main areas of focus are trust building, communication, healthy emotional expression, managing each parties expectations and how to fulfill them, assertiveness and practicing relationship awareness. We aim to rebuild bridges to integrate the addict in recovery with the society so they find the social support that is needed.

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