Local Treatment Facilities
Acer’s services include: Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment (IOP), drug and alcohol education classes, and a comprehensive pregnant woman’s treatment program. Locations: Slidell, Metairie, and Chalmette.
Avenues’ services include: IOP, residential inpatient, and ambulatory rapid detox.
Townsend’s services include: IOP. 504-453-5172
Longbranch services include: IOP in Old Metairie and In Patient in Abita Springs.
If you are in crisis call 911, or Call St Tammany 24-hour Crisis Line (985-231-1142).
River Oaks Hospital
River Oaks Hospital in Kenner LA offers detox, IOP, an eating disorders unit and general adult psychiatric services.
Odyssey House offers Detox, as well as, adult and adolescent residential treatment.
Mental Health Services
Metropolitan Human Services District
MHSD provides a full range of mental health services for the community.
24-hour crisis line 504-826-2675
The Oxford House Movement is a nationwide network of self governing residences for people in recovery. There are Oxford Houses throughout the Greater New Orleans Area. The only requirements for staying at an Oxford House is that you are drug and alcohol free and working a program of recovery.
Mutual Aid Groups
Smart Recovery is an abstinence based self-empowering program, using evidence based tools and techniques to help participants enhance and maintain motivation, cope with urges, manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and live a balanced life. People dealing with all addictive substances and compulsive behaviors are welcome. Meeting information is under the Smart Recovery tab. On-line meetings can be accessed on the website.
Refuge Recovery uses meditation and the Buddhist system of The Four Noble Truths as a guideline for recovery from all addictive substances and compulsive behaviors. Local meeting is at the corner of France and St. Claude on Sundays at 7pm.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Al-anon and Alateen
Al-anon and Alateen uses the “12 Steps” to address issues related to family and friends who suffer from alcoholism. The local central office website maintains a searchable listing of all area Al-anon meetings.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Nar-anon uses the “12 Steps” to address issues related to family and friends who suffer from issues related to drugs.
GA uses the “12 Steps” to address issues related to gambling.
OA uses the “12 Steps” to address issues related to overeating.
CA uses the “12 Steps” to address issues related to Cocaine.
MA uses the “12 Steps” to address issues related to Marijuana.
HA uses the “12 Steps” to address issues related to Heroin.
CODA uses the “12 Steps” to help develop healthy relationships.
Note: This is only a small sample of mutual aid groups who use the 12 steps as a framework to address substance use and behaviors.
On-line Mutual Aid Communities
In The Rooms
In The Rooms is an online social network for the Global Recovery Community.
The Tribe is an online recovery support community.
Recovery Apps and Sites
Rtribe is an addiction recovery platform that includes goal setting, progress tracking, support community, specific triggers interventions.
Sober Grid is a sober community app that includes GPS networking, sober news feed, specific interest groups and daily inspiration messages.
This app includes a ongoing calculation of how much money you are saving in recovery, daily motivational messages, specific interventions tailored to your current feelings, and a community forum.
12 Steps AA Companion
Has a “sober calculator,” PDF searchable version of “The Big Book.” AA contacts, notes.
The Fix is a website about addiction and recovery, featuring a daily mix of breaking news, exclusive interviews, investigative reports, essays and blogs on sober living, lifestyle and cultural resources, as well as knowledge and wisdom from expert counsel.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. There is a wealth of information throughout this website.
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
ASAM is a great resource for finding qualified professionals in the addiction treatment field. The latest thinking and practice in the addiction treatment field all in one site.
Faces and Voices of Recovery
Faces and Voices of Recovery is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, our families, friends and allies into recovery community organizations and networks, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education and demonstrating the power and proof of long-term recovery. This organization is on the cutting edge of the advocacy to remove the sigma of addiction and work for more resources to meet the needs of the recovery community. Visit the website to see how you can get involved.