Baton Rouge, Louisiana Drug Abuse Rehab

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People from all over Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, come to our drug rehab program because it works. If you are looking for a successful rehabilitation center for yourself or a loved one from Baton Rouge, LA, contact us today. Fill out the rehab help form on this page or call us now at

We provide an open-ended, solutions-oriented drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for people looking for a permanent end to addiction. Find out more about how we can help by contacting us today.

Our world-renowned facility is less than an hour’s drive from Baton Rouge. If your loved one is struggling with a drug problem, you could get him or her to a proven, long term drug rehabilitation program in a matter of hours. There is no need to wait. Call us now and our drug rehab counselors will do everything possible to help.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has a population of 227,818 with an average household size of 2.42 and is located in East Baton Rouge County and is the state capital. The city is located in the southeast portion of the state along the Mississippi River.

History wise, Baton Rouge dates back to 1699 when French explorers came upon a reddish (animal blood) cypress pole delineating boundaries between two tribal hunting grounds. Archaeologists have dated habitation back to 8000 B.C.

Between the Louisiana Purchase, the Civil War, being Incorporated as a city in 1817, then the state capital in 1849 (state capital moved to Shreveport during the Civil War, but returned in 1880), Baton Rouge has gone through many changes.

With steamboat trade and transportation to modern highway systems and railroads, Baton Rouge continued to expand and grow economically. The population exploded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 but as New Orleans has continued to rebuild, the population growth proved to be mostly temporary.

Culture wise, Baton Rouge has an expanding visual arts scene with museums and art galleries and performing arts groups from theatre, to symphonies, to ballet. The city celebrates Mardi Gras every year with parades and festivities. Other festivals include FestForAll and Louisiana Earth Day.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Drug Information

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The DEA (The US Drug Enforcement Administration) reports that marijuana continues to be the most commonly abused drug in Louisiana and reports indicate that it is the gateway drug for teens and young adults to experiment with other illicit drugs. High-grade marijuana is available due to modern indoor cultivation techniques. Locally grown marijuana is usually intended for local consumption, however, the cheaper Mexico-produced product has made local production less profitable.

Cocaine—primarily crack—is the predominant drug threat in Louisiana. The threat is derived from the high rate of addiction and violence associated with the drug. Cocaine is widely available and frequently distributed across the state. Cocaine abuse is reported in the metropolitan cities and rural areas. The abuse and distribution of cocaine is associated with many incidents involving violent crimes. Most of the powdered cocaine transported into Louisiana is converted into crack cocaine.

Heroin is considered a low drug threat in most of Louisiana, except in New Orleans, primarily due to availability and cost. Heroin abuse in Louisiana, especially New Orleans, is historically cyclical. A new cycle of heroin abuse has recently cropped up in Baton Rouge and in many metropolitan areas across the U.S. This has been caused by opioids becoming a wide gateway drug to heroin. OxyContin addicts in Baton Rouge and other cities have unfortunately started turning to heroin for a cheaper high.

Methamphetamine continues to be a major drug threat in Louisiana. Law enforcement reports indicates that, in some areas, methamphetamine is replacing crack cocaine as the primary drug threat due to its availability, low cost and long lasting effects. Methamphetamine production and distribution generates violent crimes and hazardous conditions. Meth and crystal meth are considered some of the most addictive drugs in existence. Rehabs in Louisiana are often challenged with trying to help people get away from them.

Though most drugs are either declining or holding steady in their abuse or distribution, “club drug” abuse and distribution among teenagers and young adults is on the rise in Louisiana. Police and treatment counselors throughout the state report an increase in the availability and abuse of MDMA (ecstasy), Ketamine, Rohypnol, LSD, and GHB. GHB and MDMA are the drugs of choice and the users are young Caucasians at all economic levels.

The abuse of pharmaceutical drugs continues to rise at an alarming rate. Law enforcement officials report that OxyContin, hydrocodone and Xanax abuse continues to be a viable threat. Pharmaceutical drugs are diverted as a means of distribution into the illicit market. Abusers and distributors acquire pharmaceutical drugs via prescription forgeries and/or “doctor shopping” in the diversion process. Some of the diverted pharmaceutical drugs are brought into Louisiana from Mexico and southwestern border cities usually by Caucasian local independent distributors. Many abusers utilize the Internet to obtain prescription drugs from sources throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean. Methadone overdoses have risen significantly in the past few years. Pain management clinics have opened in every major city in the state and pose an enormous threat to the communities. However, after a major seizure in late 2005, the threat in the New Orleans area has reduced. The pain management clinics that are illegally prescribing narcotics to addicts are considered a “pill mill.” Louisiana has instituted new laws for opening pain management clinics in an effort to curtail the threat in the communities.

Contact us today for more information about Baton Rouge, Louisiana, drug abuse rehab.

The number of workable drug abuse solutions in Baton Rouge, Louisiana are unfortunately very limited, as most programs aren’t long-term residential and aren’t results-based. This is why so many people in Baton Rouge looking for a successful drug rehab program are turning to the Narconon New Life Retreat for answers.

In the state of Louisiana, and specifically in the city of Baton Rouge, the effects of drug and alcohol abuse go way past the the damage done to the addicts themselves. In terms of time lost on the job, to the health system inundated by illness and overdoses, to communities harmed by the crime rate caused by addicts looking to steal anything in order to get their next fix, to families living a nightmare as they watch helplessly as their loved one goes further down the chute. The rollercoaster of emotions, concern and anger seems like a never ending ride the abuser puts his friends and family through. Failures in the past with drug rehab centers further numb the addict to any hope of a future without drugs. It truly can appear hopeless.

What should be the goal of a drug rehab center? Many treatment centers and 12-step programs still leave the drug addict fighting a continuing battle with addiction. Once an addict, always an addict; or it’s a mental disorder they can do nothing about. Others may simply substitute one drug for another, putting the individual on Methadone or Suboxone but leaving the person still dependent upon a chemical substance to make their way through life. When choosing a drug rehab center for yourself or a loved one from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, it is important to become educated on the different types of drug rehab and what the end results are.

The Narconon Louisiana program has the goal of freeing the addict from the trap of addiction, enabling the person to live a drug-free life, without a continued struggle to maintain sobriety. Call us to find out more about the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.



Aaron has been writing drug education articles and documenting the success of the Narconon program for over two years.