Addictive Disorders FAQs

How do I know if I need addiction services?

Diagnosing substance abuse or addiction depends on determining more than simply physical symptoms of abuse. Our counselors use a series of both physical and behavioral diagnostic criteria to determine if you have an addiction. These criteria may include:

  • Inability to meet your obligations and responsibilities with family, friends or at work
  • Relationships with your family or friends are suffering and affected
  • Health financial or legal issues occuring due to substance abuse or addiction
  • Inability to cease using a substance or inability to stop participating in an unhealthy activity
  • Physical tolerance to a substance
  • Occurence of withdrawl symptoms when a substance or activity is dropped
  • Using a substance more than intended (substance is taken in larger amounts over a larger amount of time than intended)
  • A great deal of time is spent trying to obtain a substance, use it or recover from its effects
  • Important social, occupational or recreational activities are given up or reduced because of the use
  • Continued use despite physical or psychological problems exacerbated by the use of a substance
  • Recurrent substance abuse use in situations that are physically hazardous
  • Legal problems because of use
  • If you think you may have a substance abuse issue, dependence or personality disorder

How do I know if I am eligible for addiction services?

We will assess you and determine if you meet our admission criteria or if you would benefit from our assisting you with some other treatment placement.

If you think you have a substance addiction/abuse problem.

 

What should I bring with me to my first appointment?

For mental health and/or addiction services:

  1. An ID card and an insurance card if you have a policy.
  2. Any medications you take, in the pill bottle, or a pharmacy print-out of your medications.
  3. Proof of income must be established when you arrive. If you don’t have proof of income with you, you have 30 days to bring it back to us.
  4. Name and contact information for any agency that referred you to us.
  5. Any relevant legal paperwork such as a court order.

Where is the nearest clinic for addiction services?

NEDHSA Monroe Clinic

4800 South Grand St.
Monroe, LA 71202
318-362-3339
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Addiction and Mental Health Clinic)
Driving Directions

NEDHSA Bastrop Clinic

420 S. Franklin St.
Bastrop, LA 71220
318-283-0868
Hours of Operation: 
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Addiction & Mental Health Clinic)
Driving Directions

NEDHSA Women & Children’s Clinic

3200 Concordia St.
Monroe, LA 71201
 318-362-5188
Hours of Operation: 
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Developmental Disabilities Application Center and Family Support Unit)
Driving Directions

NEDHSA Ruston Clinic

602 East Georgia Ave.
Ruston, LA 71270
318-251-4125
Hours of Operation: 
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Addiction & Mental Health Clinic)
Driving Directions

NEDHSA Columbia Clinic

5159 Hwy 4 East
Columbia, LA 71418
318-649-2333
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Addiction & Mental Health Clinic)
Driving Directions