Behavioral Health

March 08, 2018
Gambling addiction plagues thousands of Louisianans, putting a strain on not only themselves but also their families, friends, co-workers and society as a whole. Any urge to continuously gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop is considered problem gambling.
February 08, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is seeking proposals to expand the number of statewide Family Support Organization Providers to provide greater choice to families.
November 13, 2017
New data from the Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy show there are fewer opioids being prescribed since Medicaid expansion began in July 2016.
August 02, 2017
Youth with significant mental health challenges and their families are shown to have improved outcomes when they are linked to peer support services.
July 20, 2017
This report summarizes the findings from the Louisiana Caring Communities Youth Survey (CCYS), a survey of 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students. The results for the State of Louisiana are presented along with comparisons to past years results for State of Louisiana. In addition, the report contains important information about the content of the survey, and suggestions and guidelines on how to interpret and use the data for prevention planning.
May 15, 2017
The State now has more funding to fight the opioid epidemic. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded the Louisiana Department of Health a grant to target and reduce opioid abuse across the state. The State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant is funded at $8,167,971 a year for two years.
January 26, 2017
There are many simple steps that you can take to protect yourself from infectious diseases. Protecting yourself is essential to keeping you and those around you healthy.
January 23, 2017
Laypeople who come to the aid of an individual who has overdosed on heroin, morphine or other opioid drugs can now receive the lifesaving medication naloxone without having to get a direct prescription from a doctor.
October 12, 2016
Delivered by John Noles, MD and Sarah Carroll Hamauei, MD
September 27, 2016
Guest speakers share stories of overcoming addiction and road to recovery