Behavioral Health

March 07, 2011
Today the Department of Health and Hospitals and the Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling kicked off Problem Gambling Awareness Week in Shreveport with an open house at the Center of Recovery (CORE), one of the nation's premier residential treatment facilities for problem gamblers.
February 22, 2011
BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals’ Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) will hold a series of statewide and regional forums to educate Louisiana residents about the addictive disorders programs offered in their communities.
February 17, 2011
The CSoC Leadership Team is requesting public comment on an upcoming release of a Request for Applications (RFA) for the selection of regions to be first round implementers of the Louisiana Coordinated System of Care. Written comments regarding this application should be submitted via email to CSoC.HelpDesk@la.gov. The comment period will close on February 24, 2011. Thank you in advance for your feedback.
February 16, 2011
Today, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein announced a major step forward in the state’s plan to improve services for Louisiana residents struggling with mental illness and addictive disorders. In accordance with Act 384 of the 2009 Regular Session, which directed the consolidation of the offices of addictive disorders and mental health into the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), DHH is integrating regional offices to more effectively and efficiently deliver services.
January 14, 2011
In response to Act 303 of the 2010 Regular Session, the Opioid Treatment Program Needs Assessment Task Force was formed. The task force was charged with conducting a statewide assessment of needs for services of methadone maintenance programs (opioid treatment programs). The task force was directed to submit a report of its findings to the House and Senate committees on health and welfare.
January 06, 2011
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain and other law enforcement officials to announce that a series of dangerous chemicals being marketed as “bath salts” or “plant food” have been added to the Controlled Dangerous Substance Act, making it illegal to possess, manufacture or distribute them in Louisiana.
January 06, 2011
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain and other law enforcement officials to announce that a series of dangerous chemicals being marketed as “bath salts” or “plant food” have been added to the Controlled Dangerous Substance Act, making it illegal to possess, manufacture or distribute them in Louisiana.
December 21, 2010
A dangerous new drug being marketed as bath salts is sending dozens of Louisianians to the hospital.
September 30, 2010
The Department of Health and Hospitals will hold a Behavioral Health Summit to address the significant mental health and addictive disorder needs arising from the BP disaster and oil spill along the Louisiana coast.
September 24, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals officials are encouraging Louisiana residents to look for warning signs in young people who may be in crisis as part of Yellow Ribbon Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week.