Louisiana has been experiencing the effects of widespread addiction for many years. The state’s highway system has been one of the most lucrative inroads for drug traffickers transporting large amounts of Cocaine.
No one sets out to become addicted to drugs. Many people try drugs on a recreational basis and discover that they can’t stop. They may not even understand that they’re on the path to addiction until it’s too late. It’s important to recognize that there are treatment options out there and that it’s okay to ask for help.
Types of Treatment
Inpatient facilities provide residential services for people who need constant supervision to reach sobriety. They focus on intense medication and behavioral therapies that can target addiction and co-occurring mental illnesses. Inpatient treatment is usually the first choice for addicted individuals who have been the focus of a family led intervention.
There are also outpatient programs available for people who can abstain from drugs and Alcohol while retaining a little bit of freedom. These offer a scheduled treatment program that can allow someone to continue attending work and to go home to their family at night.
Asking for Help
Admitting that you have a problem with drugs and Alcohol is the first step to a successful recovery. There is life after addiction, and the right treatment and support system can help you to start living it.
It’s important to remember that there is no guarantee of success—only you have the power to abstain from drugs and alcohol, and one setback doesn’t mean that you’ve failed. Far too many people are deterred when they relapse and choose not to continue treatment.
Louisiana has the resources to help you to battle your addiction with the support and wisdom of trained professionals. You have a right to live up to your potential, and thanks to innovative treatment methods—you have the skills.