The National Institute on Drug Abuse: The NIDA’s heroin page on their website offers general information about the drug and published research articles about heroin abuse and treatment. www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/heroin
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: SAMHSA offers a 24-hour helpline that provides free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention and recovery. Their website includes a Buprenorphine physician and treatment program locator where patients can find authorized programs across the country that treat addiction and dependence on opioids, such as heroin or prescription pain relievers. Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit their website at www.samhsa.gov/find-help.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov
Center for Disease Control www.cdc.gov
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: NCADD provides information and support for addicts and their families about understanding addiction, how to seek help for yourself or a family member and where to find treatment programs and support groups. NCADD has 90 affiliates across the country offering alcoholism and addiction recovery support services, which can be found on their website at www.ncadd.org/ or by calling their 24-hour Hope Line at 1-800-622-2255.
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Helpline: Trained bilingual parent support specialists are available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET, to take calls from concerned loved ones. Call 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373) or visit their website at www.drugfree.org/get-help/helpline/
Narcotics Anonymous: NA’s website offers information about support for addicts who wish to maintain a drug-free lifestyle and how to find local meetings. www.na.org/
STATE AND LOCAL:
Louisiana Department of Health www.ldh.la.gov
Louisiana Commission on Prevention of Opioid Abuse www.ldh.la.gov/OpioidAbuse
End The Epidemic (Louisiana) www.endtheepidemicla.org/
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Centers in Louisiana
Professional treatment can make the difference in living with the ravages of substance abuse and living a fulfilling life without drugs or alcohol. It may even save a life. Begin searching for Louisiana programs here: www.drugabuse.com/usa/drug-abuse/louisiana/
Treatment Centers in Lafayette
Faith-based Treatment Programs
Faith-based treatments are dedicated to helping the patient build their relationship with God and heal their mind, body and spirit from the damages caused by addiction.
Celebrate Recovery www.celebraterecovery.com
Teen Challenge USA www.teenchallengeusa.com