National Recovery Month. Prevention Works, Treatment is Effective, People Recover. September 2018.

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.

Louisiana hotlines:

  • Alcohol/Drug Helpline: (877) 664-2248
  • Compulsive Gambling: (877) 770-7867 [or text "nobet" to 66746. Visit Live chatting at]
  • Mental Health Contact: Call 9-1-1 for immediate medical emergencies, or 2-1-1 for non-emergencies




SAMHSA Helpline


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
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.

Celebrate Recovery 
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. (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.