Behavioral Health

March 05, 2004
Baton Rouge--- One of Louisiana’s most serious public health issues can be found among slot machines, lottery tickets and the bright lights of casinos. A 2002 Study of Problem Gambling conducted through the Department of Health and Hospitals, Office for Addictive Disorders estimates there are as many as 126,000 problem and pathological gamblers in Louisiana who could benefit from services aimed at curbing their addiction to gambling in any form, including card and dice games, betting on animals or sports, playing the lottery, casinos, bingo, slot/gaming machines, wagering on the stock market and pull tab/paper games.
February 26, 2004
Houma – The Terrebonne Mental Health Center, located at 500 Legion Ave., remains temporarily closed. Patients who are clients of this clinic and who have appointments now are being seen by doctors and nurses at the Terrebonne Addictive Disorders Clinic. This is located next door to the mental health clinic at 521 Legion Ave.
July 10, 2003
Baton Rouge – The Department of Health and Hospitals’ Office for Addictive Disorders is inviting people throughout the state to a series of community meetings that address the issue of addiction. The goal of the meetings is to design strategies to combat alcoholism and drug dependency.
June 30, 2003
Baton Rouge – Home alone. These are words that cause concern for parents when they think about leaving their children unsupervised. Yet, the idle days of summer, when school is no longer in session, pose an increased threat to teens.
April 11, 2003
Although all areas of the state appear to have differing degrees of gambling problems, the New Orleans and Jefferson Parish areas appear to have greater instances of problem and pathological gambling.