Recovery is Possible
Substance use treatment and mental health services can enable individuals with a mental health and/or substance use disorder to live healthy and rewarding lives. If you or someone you love need these services, they are available.
Visit Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health or Healthy Louisiana, or call 1-855-229-6848 to receive more information about Louisiana's treatment services.
At the local level, mental health, substance abuse and addictive disorder services are available through human services districts and authorities. Contact information for each is available at the links below.
- Acadiana Area Human Service District (AAHSD)
- Capital Area Human Services District (CASHD)
- Central Louisiana Human Services District (CLHSD)
- Florida Parishes Human Services Authority (FPHSA)
- Imperial Calcasieu Human Services Authority (ImCal)
- Jefferson Parish Human Services District (JPHSD)
- Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD)
- Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA)
- Northwest Louisiana Human Services District (NLHSD)
- South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority (SCLHSA)
- Alcohol/Drug Helpline: (877) 664-2248
- Compulsive Gambling: (877) 770-7867 [or text "nobet" to 66746. Visit Live chatting at www.helpforgambling.org]
- Mental Health Contact: Call 9-1-1 for immediate medical emergencies, or 2-1-1 for non-emergencies
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
- If you know someone who is struggling with a mental and/or substance use disorder, visit http://www.samhsa.gov/find-help to learn where people can go for needed services.
- If you are in recovery or want to tell your experience of helping someone else achieve recovery, share your recovery story and learn from others (https://www.recoverymonth.gov/personal-stories).
- Watch the Road to Recovery television series (https://recoverymonth.gov/ road-to-recovery).
SAMHSA's National Helpline
(800) 662-HELP (4357) or (800) 487-4889 (TDD)
SAMHSA's hotline provides 24-hour, free and confidential information about mental and/or substance use disorders and prevention, treatment and recovery referrals in English or Spanish.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-TALK (8255)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides a free, 24-hour counseling available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
SAMHSA's website contains information about treatment options and special services located in your area.
SAMHSA's Recovery and Recovery Support Webpage
Recovery-oriented care and recovery support systems help people with mental and/or substance use disorders manage their conditions successfully.
Alcohol Treatment Navigator:
The Navigator helps adults find alcohol treatment for themselves or an adult loved one.
Provides support for those in recovery through summits, groups and church-centered meetings.
Crisis Text Line
Provides 24/7 support via text message for individuals experiencing a crisis.
Faces & Voices of Recovery
Supports the 23 million Americans living in recovery to ensure their rights and access to needed services as well as demonstrates the power and proof of obtaining long-term recovery.
Loveisrespect.org (formerly National Dating Abuse Helpline)
Provides an opportunity for teens and young adults to receive support when dealing with an unhealthy or abusive relationship. The site offers online chats, telephone support and texting with a peer advocate.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Connects callers to a local sexual assault crisis center so they can receive information and support.
NIAAA's National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-TALK (8255)
Provides a free, 24-hour helpline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.