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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. Select the button below to get more information on helping a friend or family member sent directly to your inbox.


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Many states across the country are being profoundly affected by the opioid epidemic and opioid addiction in Louisiana is no exception. Prescription opioids like morphine, methadone, oxycodone and more 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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Louisiana Opioid Resource Map. Alexandria Area Baton Rouge Area Florida Parishes Area Houma Area Jefferson Parish Lafayette Area Lake Charles Area Monroe Area New Orleans/West Bank Shreveport Area

Alexandria Area
Central Louisiana Human Services District
318.487.5191
Visit Website: clhsd.org

Florida Parishes Area
Florida Parishes Human Services Authority
985.543.4333
Visit Website: fphsa.org

Houma Area
South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority
985.858.2931
Visit Website: sclhsa.org

Jefferson Parish
Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority
504.838.5215
Visit Website: jphsa.org

Lafayette Area
Acadiana Area Human Services District
337.262.4190
Visit Website: aahsd.org

Lake Charles Area
Imperial Calcasieu Human Services Authority
337.475.3100
Visit Website: imcalhsa.org

Monroe Area
Northeast Delta Human Services Authority
318.362.3270
Visit Website: nedeltahsa.org

Shreveport Area
Northwest Louisiana Human Services District
318.676.5111
Visit Website: nlhsd.org
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