Letters: Plague of overdose cases threatens Louisiana, New Orleans
Posted on July 21, 2021
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For years the state of Louisiana has had a huge gap in available care for those struggling with addiction. In a 2019 study done by Touro Infirmary, researchers found that the top concern for New Orleans residents was the lack of available behavioral health care, and only 1.4% of people suffering from addiction in the city are currently receiving treatment. “The number of drug-related deaths continues to surpass the number of homicides in the city (of New Orleans),” said Orleans Parish Coroner Dwight McKenna. Learn how NOLA Detox and Recovery Center, a new 36-bed treatment center plans to help in the article below.