Addiction Rehab
in Louisiana

At Avenues, we know that community-based treatment is a key ingredient in continued sobriety. That’s why we’re working to bring our services to as many locations as possible! If you’re looking for excellent addiction rehab in Louisiana, you needn’t look any further. Join the Avenues community today!

About Us

Avenues Recovery Center is a nationwide drug and alcohol rehab network with two beautiful rehabs in Louisiana. With expert staff, targeted clinical treatment, and warm, compassionate care, Avenues has served as the gateway to recovery for countless people just like you. 

And we’re so much more than a mere alcohol and drug rehab in Louisiana. We’re a vibrant community of people in recovery who strengthen and cheer each other on, choosing sobriety each and every day. Come and discover the magic of the Avenues family!


of our active alumni are sober after one year!

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The Avenues Journey

A band-aid rehab will only lead to relapse. At Avenues, we’ve created a tried and true treatment method that yields real results every time.

Admissions & Evaluation

We learn about who you are - and create a customized treatment plan targeted to your strengths and weaknesses.

Detox Treatment

For individuals with dangerous levels of drugs or alcohol in their blood, medically-monitored detox treatment is crucial. 

Residential Treatment

In inpatient residential treatment, you’ll gain the recovery skills you need through individual and group therapy, classes, recreation, and more. 

Outpatient Treatment

In outpatient treatment, continued therapy plus guided independence teaches you to lead your own life again - only this time with joy, stability, and poise. 

Post-Treatment Care

Upon graduation, you’ll enjoy the benefits of our incredible alumni program: friendship, fun, and unflagging support. You’ll leave with a new family who’s always got your back.

Secrets to Our Success

It’s clear to see that there’s something real happening at Avenues. What makes us different from every other rehab facility?


One of the most important ingredients of sustained sobriety is your self-faith and support circle. At Avenues, we believe in you - and never, ever quit on you. 

Evidence-based treatment

We employ treatments that are proven to extend sobriety long after graduation, like dual diagnosis, relationship counseling, trauma-informed care, and more. 

Outstanding alumni program

When in recovery, community is key - and at Avenues, you’ll leave with a network of close friends who will cheer you on through the journey of life.

Our Treatment Modalities

No two recovery journeys will ever look the same. That’s why we have an array of evidence-based treatment techniques at our disposal, and create customized treatment plans for every single client. 

  • Alcohol Detox
  • Drug Detox
  • Inpatient Rehab
  • Individual Therapy Sessions 
  • Group Therapy Sessions
  • Family and Couple Counseling Sessions
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Immersive 12-Step Programming
  • Community Meetings (AA, NA, HA, CA…)
  • Yoga and Outdoor Activities
  • 24/7 Medical Care
  • Quality Psychiatric Care
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Vivitrol Onsite
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Motivational Enhancement
  • Didactic/Psychoeducational Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Addictions Treatment (TIAT)

Louisiana Locations

Avenues has two drug and alcohol addiction rehabs in Louisiana:

Avenues Recovery Center at Metairie

Residential and extended-care drug and alcohol addiction rehab in Louisiana

4933 Wabash Street | Metairie, Louisiana 70001

Give us a call! 504-603-3060

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Avenues Recovery Center at Covington

Inpatient drug and alcohol detox and rehab center in Louisiana

195 Highland Park Plaza, Suite 100 | Covington, Louisiana 70433

Give us a call! 985-465-5555

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Avenues Recovery Center at Baton Rouge

2414 Bunker Hill Dr. | Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808

Give us a call! 225-308-8080

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Cities & regions we serve

Looking for quality drug and alcohol detox and rehab centers in Louisiana? We've got you covered! Avenues’ Louisiana rehab locations service all of the following areas:

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New Orleans Baton Rouge Shreveport Metairie Lafayette Lake Charles Kenner Bossier City Monroe Alexandria Covington Chalmette Slidell Houma Mandeville Biloxi Caddo Parish Calcasieu Parish

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Frequently asked questions

What is it like to stay at Avenues Recovery in Louisiana?

Three Avenues Recovery facilities serve the Louisiana community with their unique brand of drug and alcohol rehab, making the Avenues footprint in the region quite extensive. Our Townsend, Metairie, and Covington locations are modern, clean, spacious, and comfortable. Menus are carefully picked to ensure filling and nutritious meals without compromising on taste.

Avenues in Louisiana expends great effort in establishing warm, vibrant, and welcoming communities. Our designers aim to create spaces that provide the calming atmospheres and peace of mind needed by our clients during their stay at Avenues. We understand that building aesthetics, living quarters, therapy and meeting rooms, and lounge areas all play a big role in creating ideal environments for clients to pursue addiction recovery.

Are there smoking regulations at Avenues facilities in Louisiana?

Although smoking indoors at an Avenues Louisiana drug and alcohol treatment center is not allowed, there are outdoor areas designated for clients who need to smoke. During breaks, such as in between therapy sessions or meetings, clients can easily access these areas to use the tobacco products they are accustomed to.

When choosing an addiction treatment center, it is worthwhile to remember although most facilities allow smoking or use of tobacco products like vaping, there are certain exceptions. Most commonly, rehab facilities housed in hospitals will have different rules regarding smoking. If smoking is very necessary for you or the loved one entering treatment, it might be recommended to avoid such a circumstance.

Is there anything I need to bring to rehab at Avenues Recovery in Louisiana?

We recommend bringing the basics for your stay at a Louisiana drug and alcohol rehab center. Things like comfortable clothing and shoes, toiletries, books, journals, ID, and Insurance cards should all be in your bag. A good baseline for deciding what to take along would be to think of how you would pack for an extended stay away from home.

Are there any items I cannot bring when entering drug and alcohol treatment at Avenues Recovery of Louisiana?

A linchpin of the Avenues Recovery program is maintaining an atmosphere of dignity, sensitivity, and mutual respect. We are committed to maintaining that environment at each of our facilities in Louisiana. Therefore, any items or clothing depicting gang culture or emblazoned with profanity and/or vulgarity are not permitted under any circumstance. Reasonably modest attire is also strongly encouraged. Short shorts, strapless or spaghetti strap tops, and similar types of clothing should be avoided. Obviously, anything promoting drug use or violence falls into that category as well.

Other things that must be left off the Avenues Louisiana campuses include electronics not authorized by the treatment team, perfumes and toiletries that contain alcohol, and weapons or drug paraphernalia. It is also a good idea to leave any valuable items at home, like designer goods, large amounts of cash, and costly jewelry.

Are visitors allowed at Avenues drug and alcohol rehab in Louisiana?

As a rule, visitation is allowed at our Louisiana drug and alcohol treatment centers. It is important, however, to remember that each client’s journey to recovery is different. Sometimes, the client greatly benefits from a visit while in other situations it can cause an adverse reaction. The counselor assigned to a specific client will have the best handle on if a particular time is wise for a visit, or if at that particular stage in your or your loved one’s stay at Avenues Louisiana drug rehab program, it is best to avoid it for the time being. Our staff makes these decisions based solely on the wellbeing of the client under their care, and their guidance is followed in making these determinations.

Should I choose a local rehab in Louisiana, or should I travel to a drug and alcohol treatment program in a different area of the country?

There is a common misconception that the best way to get drug and alcohol treatment is by traveling far away. Most often, this is a mistake. Foreign surroundings can add to the confusion a person struggling with addiction is feeling. Staying local can ease you or your loved one into the treatment setting while minimizing the loss of stability that is common in addiction. Knowing where you are and being close to home, while still being protected by the treatment center, is usually a wise choice.

Avenues Recovery in Louisiana strongly believes in the benefits of community-based treatment. Besides the fact that clients are more comfortable in familiar surroundings, many times there is the added benefit of having family close by who are able to support their loved one while they are in treatment.

What drugs or drug addictions does Avenues Recovery in Louisiana treat?

The short answer is all. Avenues Recovery treats a myriad of substance addictions, including alcohol, fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, and marijuana, as well as all other forms of substances.

Process addictions like sex and gaming addictions are also treated at Avenues. It is also worthwhile to note that many addictions are linked with mental illnesses, known in the field as dual diagnoses or co-occurring disorders. During the drug and alcohol treatment process at Avenues, our professionals look for all underlying conditions and include these diagnoses in the individualized treatment plan prepared for each client.

How long must I stay in drug or alcohol rehab?

In truth, there is no set answer. Every person’s journey back from substance use disorder is unique and has a different pace. In general, staying longer in treatment translates into an increased chance for achieving lasting recovery. Avenues in Louisiana is a strong proponent of extended care and will help clients maximize their opportunity in treatment without it creating an undue financial burden. Drug or alcohol treatment at Avenues is for everyone, and we will work with insurance companies to ensure that each member of our community receives the care that he or she needs.

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Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Louisiana

Statistics and Laws

Substance abuse is a widespread and growing problem across the entire United States, and the state of Louisiana is no exception. Especially since the onset of the Covid - 19 pandemic, addiction and overdose rates continue to skyrocket - underscoring the urgent need for quality addiction rehabs in Louisiana. At Avenues, we understand the severity of this situation, and we strive constantly to make excellent addiction care as accessible as possible, to as many people as possible.

Alcohol Abuse in Louisiana

According to a recent report, 24.7%  (or 142,000) of Louisiana residents between the ages of 12 and 20 reported alcohol use within the past month. In the Louisiana population under age 21, there were 113 alcohol-induced deaths and 6,832 years of potential life lost due to alcohol abuse. In a single year, 228,000 (or 6% of) Louisiana residents aged 12 and above reported that they had either used or were dependent on alcohol. In a four-year timespan, 238,000 (or 7.5% of) Louisiana residents were confirmed heavy drinkers. Altogether, 18.8% of Louisiana adults drink excessively. 

Between 2019 and 2020, driving deaths caused by alcohol spiked by an alarming 8.9% in Louisiana, despite the fact that there were actually less drivers on the road due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Nationally, 11,654 people were killed by alcohol-related crash deaths between 2019 and 2020, a statistic that hints at the ever-increasing substance abuse epidemic now ravaging America. 

Despite these disturbing numbers, far too few alcoholics in Louisiana received the treatment they needed. In a four-year timespan, only 7.1 percent of Louisiana residents suffering from alcohol dependence actually admitted to rehab centers in Louisiana and received treatment.

Drug Abuse in Louisiana

Louisiana’s rich history and culture make it a popular tourist destination, attracting hundreds of thousands of adventure and recreation seekers each year. Its popularity, however, has contributed greatly to its flourishing drug and alcohol trade, with the masses of people passing through each year serving as both a convenient camouflage and a willing market for hungry drug dealers. 

Specifically, the city of New Orleans and its port serve as a significant transportation hub and distribution point for the illegal substance trade. Thousands of pounds of drugs are smuggled illegally by the crews of container and cargo vessels docking at the Port of New Orleans, as well as through planes and small ships along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The contraband is then sold or further distributed by the multitude of drug dealers and street gangs in the area. 

Over 130,000 people in Louisiana struggle with drug abuse or drug addiction. In the past year, 2.5% of adolescents (aged 12-17) and 2.9% of adults in Louisiana reported illegal drug use. 

The most commonly abused drugs in Louisiana are:

  • Marijuana - 6,022 people admitted into rehab in Louisiana in one year due to marijuana abuse/addiction
  • Prescription Drugs - 3,324 people admitted into addiction rehab in Louisiana in one year for prescription opioid abuse/addiction. 
  • Cocaine - 3,798 people admitted into a Louisiana treatment center  in one year for cocaine abuse/addiction. 
  • Heroin - 1,866 people admitted into a Louisiana rehab in one year for heroin abuse/ addiction.
  • Amphetamines - 1,229 people admitted into an alcohol/ drug rehab in Louisiana in one year for amphetamine abuse/addiction.

Drug and Alcohol Laws in Louisiana

What happens if you’re caught with drugs and alcohol in Louisiana?

In Louisiana law, drugs and alcohol - or “Controlled Dangerous Substances” - are classified into five schedules, depending on the danger, addiction liability, and possible medical use of each substance. These schedules are used to determine the penalties for possession and distribution of each substance.


  • Schedule I Substances: *Marijuana Offense = First and Second Violation: Up to 6 months of jail time and/ or up to $1,000 in fines
    • Subsequent Violations: Felony Offense - Up to 8 years of jail time and/or up to $5,000 in fines
    • *Non-Marijuana Offense = Up to 10 years of jail time and/or $5,000 in fines
  • Schedule II Substances - Up to 5 years of jail time and/or up to $5,000 in fines (depending on the specific substance and amount involved) 
    • * Possession of PCP can cause possible jail time to triple to up to 20 years
  • Schedule III Substances - Up to 5 years of jail time and/or up to $5,000 in fines
  • Schedule IV Substances - Up to 5 years of jail time and/or up to $5,000 in fines
    • *Possession of Flunitrazepam/ Rohypnol (without a medical prescription) can incur up to 40 years of jail time and up to $100,000 in fines.
  • Schedule V Substances - Up to 5 years of jail time and/or up to $5,000 in fines


Possession with Intent to Distribute

*Possession with intent to distribute is a felony crime in Louisiana, and treated as such. 

  • Schedule I Substances - Up to 40 years of jail time with or without hard labor, and/or up to $50,000 in fines
  • Schedule II Substances - Up to 20 years of jail time or without hard labor, and/or up to $50,000 in fines
  • Schedule III Substances - Up to 10 years of jail time with or without hard labor and/or up to $15,000 in fines
  • Schedule IV and V Substances - Up to 5 years of jail time and/or up to up to $5,000 in fines

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