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The Facts and Risks of Opioids

Prescription opioids are highly addictive and can be deadly. Protect yourself and your loved ones by knowing the facts and risks before taking one. If you or someone you know has a problem with opioids, there is help available. Find addiction and recovery services near you, a friend or family member - including those covered by Medicaid - below.

Many states across the country are being profoundly affected by the opioid epidemic and opioid addiction in Louisiana is no exception. Prescription opioids can be used to help relieve moderate-to-severe pain and are often prescribed following a surgery or injury, or for certain health conditions. These medications can be an important part of treatment, but can also come with serious risks, especially with prolonged use. An opioid overdose, often marked by slowed breathing, can cause sudden death.

The use of prescription opioids can have a number of side effects as well, even when taken as directed:

  • Tolerance
  • Physical dependence
  • Increased sensitivity to pain
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness and dizziness
  • Depression
  • Low levels of testosterone
  • Itching and sweating

Is someone you love using opioid medications? It may not be easy to tell, especially in the early stages of addiction, but there are helpful resources and information for addiction and recovery services in every parish across Louisiana.

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Alexandria Area
Central Louisiana Human Services District
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Florida Parishes Area
Florida Parishes Human Services Authority
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Houma Area
South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority
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Jefferson Parish
Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority
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Lafayette Area
Acadiana Area Human Services District
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Lake Charles Area
Imperial Calcasieu Human Services Authority
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Monroe Area
Northeast Delta Human Services Authority
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Shreveport Area
Northwest Louisiana Human Services District
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