The Central Louisiana Human Services District

Substance Use

Addictions are treatable. At our Caring Choices Clinics or through one of our contracted providers, you or your loved one can find a personalized treatment approach tailored to meet the needs of the individual.

Many options have successfully treated addiction, including behavioral counseling, medication-assisted treatment, group therapy, long-term follow-up for relapse prevention, skills training, and assessment and treatment for co-occurring mental health concerns such as mood disorders, depression, and anxiety.

Our addiction counselors can help find a treatment approach tailored to address the pattern of use and any addiction-related medical, psychiatric, and social problems. At our Caring Choices Clinics, we offer outpatient treatment programs, which allow those receiving services to participate in work, family, and life. If residential treatment is what you seek, one of our counselors can work with you to help you find the option best for you.

CLHSD's Mobile Crisis Team works to bridge the gap between individuals seeking assistance with Substance Use Disorder and the resources that are available to help them.  The team walks with individuals through the process of recovery by linking them to recovery services and peer support to help them have continued success.

Through the Louisiana State Opioid Response Grant,  CLHSD provides life-saving Narcan for overdose reversal, education on safe medication practices, and products for proper storage and disposal of medication at no cost to the public.

The federal Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, has identified certain populations that must receive priority admission to treatment when the cost of the services is covered by the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant. These populations are given priority status because of their impact on families and society. CLHSD receives funding from the SAPT Block Grant and is required to give preference to treatment in the following order:
     1.    Pregnant women who inject drugs
     2.    Other pregnant women who need treatment
     3.    Others who inject drugs
     4.    Others who need treatment