Drug Rehabs in Demand in Metairie, Louisiana
Since the devastating hurricane in 2005, Metairie has seen an increase in crime and drug use. Upwards of 75% of Metairie was flooded during Hurricane Katrina while residents were evacuated for one week. An extensive amount of looting took place during this time as well. Pharmacies were being overrun by drug addicts looking for that easy take as well as that much needed fix since the city had all but shut down. Approximately 6.2% of families in Metairie and 8.9% of the population were below poverty line in 2010. Unfortunately, this often means that some will reach for the easy money by selling drugs. Metairie drug rehabs are sought after more than ever to stave off the growing epidemic of drug related crimes.
Searching for drug rehabs in Metairie, Louisiana
As a residual effect of Hurricane Katrina, drug addiction is becoming more evident in the residents of Metairie and is being met with severe consequences by authorities. Recently, Roland Glover, a resident of Metairie was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman to 87 months imprisonment for possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute and illegally possessing a firearm. So often, authorities are left with little choice than to imprison an addict. But, the result is an ability to modify behavior only for a very limited time. Seeking out a Metairie drug rehab that is based in changing a behavior as opposed to modifying it, is one way to ensure the drug-related crime rate will decline. For a Metairie drug rehab near you, contact 1-800-435-2890.
Metairie Drug Rehabs
PO Box 9303, Metairie, LA
Alex Gagnet, LCSW
110 Veterans Memorial Boulevard #202a, Metairie, LA
(504) 888-8600 · counselinginmetairie.com