Opioid abuse is a problem in Louisiana where almost all indicators … addiction to opioid medications, overdose deaths, emergency room admissions and over-prescribing … are evidence of the problem. 

Stimulants frequently misused are commonly known as “coke”, “crack”, “meth”, and “speed”. While there are prescription stimulants for medical use, recreational versions such as cocaine and methamphetamine are illegal. Stimulants increase alertness, attention, and energy while also elevating blood pressure, heart rate and breathing and are used to treat people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. However, many people misuse prescription stimulants that are often referred to as “study drugs”, “speed”, or “uppers”.  For more information on resources in your area, please visit www.opioidhelpla.org