Office of Behavioral Health – Addictive Disorders ServicesAddictive disorders services are provided statewide by each human service district or authority. The districts and authorities provide treatment for people suffering from addictions to drugs, alcohol or gambling, as well as support for their families and friends.
As a legal condition of providing these services, priority admission is given for treatment of intravenous (IV) drug users, addicted pregnant women, and addicted women who have dependent children. For these groups, OBH aims to provide addictive disorders services with no or a minimal waiting period. If care is not available within 48 hours, the office will provide interim treatment services as appropriate.
Office of Behavioral Health has prevention and treatment services available in each district/authority.
Compulsive & Problem Gambling Treatment: OBH offers a variety of services to specifically treat gambling addiction. People who wish to access these services can call the Louisiana Problem Gamblers Helpline at 1-877-770-7867. This phone is answered 24/7 by trained helpline specialists. For more information about Problem Gaming, please visit our informational webpage here.
These services are available as medically monitored (supported)or clinically managed (social) detox service levels of care.. Medically monitored services provide immediate, acute care to substance users at moderate to severe health risk, either because of a co-occurring medical condition, or because of a severe medical condition resulting from the substance use. Clinically Managed detox services treat clients who need immediate care to treat addiction, but do not have any urgent health problems
Residential care (co-occurring disorder): Provides residential services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and provide structured treatment activities, including, but not limited to, psychiatric and substance use assessments, diagnosis, treatment, habilitative and rehabilitation services to individuals with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders, whose disorders are of sufficient severity to require a residential level of care.
Residential Care (substance use disorder): Provides non-emergency residential treatment services 24 hours a day, seven days a week and includes a planned, professionally implemented regime for people suffering from substance use disorders. Individuals at this level of care typically are unable to reach or maintain recovery goals on an outpatient basis and need structure and support in their living situation to be able to get better. Individuals at this level may have multiple deficits, which may include substance-related disorders, criminal activity, psychological problems, impaired functioning and disaffiliation from mainstream values. Medical and psychiatric care provided, as warranted. The services range in intensity and the level of services received is based on the level needed; the state uses the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) classification level
Outpatient Care (non-intensive & intensive):Outpatient services are community based and offers either non-intensive or intensive based levels of services.. In non-intensive programs, provide professionally directed screening, assessment, diagnosis, treatment-counseling, supportive services, and aftercare or rehabilitation services. These services are provided in a community setting and are less than nine hours per week. The client receives treatment services with or without medication, when indicated. In intensive programs, services provided to a client last three or more hours per day for three or more days per week, with a minimum of nine treatment hours per week provided
Community-Based Services:Community Based Services include both residential and non-residential treatment options for both children and adults who are experiencing mental health and/or addictive disorders. These services allow people to remain in the community environment where they can contribute meaningfully and productively.
Community-Based Residential Services: Community based residential programs serve individuals who need safe and stable living environments in order to develop their recovery skills. Services are provided by addiction and mental health treatment personnel who provide a planned regimen of care in a 24 hour living setting. American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) based criteria is used for classification of levels of care for addiction services. Mental Health residential programs follow Medicaid criteria.
OBH Community-Based Non Residential Services:
Community based residential programs serve individuals who need safe and stable living environments in order to develop their recovery skills. Services are provided by addiction and mental health treatment personnel who provide a planned regimen of care in a 24 hour living setting.
OBH offers prevention services within each district and authority throughout the state in order to decrease and prevent addictive disorders. OBH Prevention Services provides family-focused, evidence-based, outcome-driven and cost-effective services.
Evidence-based programs, policies, and practices are provided to individuals who have never engaged in substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors, those at-risk of such behaviors, and those that have engaged in substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors, but are not yet appropriate to receive treatment services. Prevention programs are implemented in school-based settings statewide through a partnership with the Department of Education and teach problem solving, conflict resolution, and refusal skills while promoting mental health wellness. As required by the Synar Amendment, OBH coordinates efforts to reduce retail availability of tobacco products to individuals under the age of 18. Suicide prevention and intervention trainings are provided to individuals who have frequent contact with persons who are at high-risk for suicide.