Substance Use

Louisiana Substance Abuse Hotlines

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Addiction hotlines can be accessed from anywhere and at any time of day, making them a convenient resource for individuals seeking help for drug or alcohol substance abuse in Louisiana (LA).

What Are the Addiction Hotlines and Helplines for Louisiana?

Below is a list of three free 24/7 helplines for this wanting help in Louisiana for a substance abuse disorder.

Organization NameTelephone NumberText Number
Louisiana Department of Health(877) 664-2248None
Healthy Louisiana(855) 229-6848None
Zinnia Health(855) 430-9439None

These telephone numbers listed are free of charge to call for residents from Louisiana, the Pelican State, to call.

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List of Free Louisiana Addiction Helplines

Louisiana Department of Health

The Louisiana Department of Health Alcohol/Drug Helpline is a valuable resource for individuals struggling with substance use disorder. Staffed by trained professionals, the helpline provides support, information, and referrals to individuals seeking help with addiction.

Through this service, the state aims to improve access to care and support for those affected by substance use disorder.

Healthy Louisiana

Healthy Louisiana is a program aimed at improving access to healthcare for Louisiana residents. One of the key areas of focus for the program is addressing substance use disorder and providing resources and support for those struggling with addiction.

Through the implementation of various initiatives and partnerships, Healthy Louisiana is working to combat the opioid epidemic and improve outcomes for individuals dealing with substance use disorder.

Zinnia Health

Zinnia Health offers a free 24/7 helpline so you can speak to a qualified support agent who understand the issues with drug and alcohol addiction.

Zinnia Health is a service that offers drug and alcohol rehab centers nationwide. We can help you find the nearest substance abuse treatment program near to you in LA.

Zinnia Health has helped thousands of people across the country recover from drug, alcohol, and mental health disorders.

How Bad is Substance Use Disorder in Louisiana?

We shared the following 2020 alcohol-related death stats:

  • 443 deaths (up 98.7% from 2000)
  • 9.5 deaths per 100,000 people (up 90.0% from 2000)
  • 2020 state population: 4,645,318 (up 3.9% from 2000)

Louisiana has high rates of alcohol and drug abuse. Approximately 10% of Louisiana residents have a diagnosable alcohol use disorder and 5% use illicit drugs. The annual average prevalence of past-year substance use disorder in Louisiana was 13.2% (or 62,000) during 2017-2019.

Drug overdose death rates have increased in Louisiana from 13.5 per 100,000 in 2011 to 55.9 per 100,000 in 2021. Approximately 7% of Louisiana residents reported past-month use of illicit drugs. The state has recognized the need for substance abuse prevention and has developed a strategic plan for substance abuse prevention.

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