Treatment Options

Addiction affects different people in different ways. So, there needs to be different ways to help someone through it. One type of treatment is not necessarily better than another—these are options based on individual needs and are meant to help the greatest number of people to recover. Click here for a list of treatment centers in and around New Orleans.

Detoxification (Detox)

Short-term, overnight care center so a person with addiction can be watched while opioids leave their system. Detox centers may also offer counseling and access to long-term treatment.

Outpatient Treatment

Not an overnight facility, but a recovery program that includes therapy, goal setting, and daily medical support. People who attend outpatient treatment are still able to do things like go to work or school.

Residential Treatment (Inpatient)

Live-in housing programs for longer periods of time, usually 30 to 90 days. These programs provide care 24 hours a day.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

This can be used alongside other types of treatment, but it just means using doctor-recommended medicine (like buprenorphine, naltrexone, or methadone), along with therapy, to treat addiction.

Peer-to-Peer Support Programs

Specific locations where people going through addiction can offer support to each other, including support from a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist.