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Louisiana Drug Addiction and Treatment Information

It should be noted that these pages are not intended as an academic reference. The data collected is from State and Federal sources.

Louisiana Addiction Treatment Statistics


Alcohol Addiction in Louisiana


There were 3,584 people who went to rehab for alcohol dependence and 4,132 people who went for alcohol abuse combined with a secondary drug.

Commonly Abused Drugs in Louisiana

In 2007-2008, Louisiana was one of the top ten states for rates in several drug-use categories.

marijuana addiction withdrawal
Marijuana is the most commonly cited drug among primary drug rehab admissions in Louisiana, according to the 2010 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) report. There were 6,022 people who went to substance abuse treatment for marijuana that year, 75.6% were males and 24.4% were females. The largest age group in treatment for marijuana abuse was 12-17 years of age with the majority of people being African –American at 57.8%.
Louisiana prescription drug addiction
Prescription Drugs
There were 3,324 people who went to treatment for opiates other than heroin in 2010. 50.6% were male and 49.4% were female. This figure supports the national epidemic of individuals abusing prescription drugs.
cocaine addiction withdrawal
In 2010, 2,859 people went to treatment for smoking cocaine while 939 people went for ingesting cocaine by other means.
heroin addiction withdrawal
There were 1,886 individuals admitted into drug rehab for heroin dependence in 2010 which has increased significantly since 2005 at 258 admits into treatment.
meth addiction withdrawal
828 people went to substance abuse treatment for amphetamines in 2010. This figure has decreased since 2005, as there were 1,229 admits into treatment for amphetamines.


Louisiana Drug and Alcohol Fatalities, Injuries and Drug Court Statistics

As a direct consequence of drug use, 862 persons died in Louisiana in 2007. This is compared to the number of persons who died in Louisiana from motor vehicle accidents (1,036) and firearms (869) in the same year. Louisiana drug-induced deaths (20.1 per 100,000 population) exceeded the national rate (12.7 per 100,000).

Louisiana Drug and Alcohol Addiction Resources


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