Behavioral Health

January 31, 2020
A holiday without alcohol is never the end of the world, but a holiday with excessive alcohol — mixed with driving or even walking—might well be just that, this year or next.
January 30, 2020
Family Support Survey The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) is conducting a survey to better understand the types of assistance families of students with disabilities need to support the educational experience of their child/children. The information gathered from this survey will inform the LDOE's understanding of how to best support families across the state.
December 30, 2019
The annual Synar Report describes the progress Louisiana and other states have made in enforcing youth tobacco access laws and future plans to reduce youth tobacco access rates as required by the federal Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 300x–26]. The law requires all states to have in effect a law making it unlawful for any manufacturer, retailer, or distributor of tobacco products to sell or distribute any such product to any individual under the age of 18, and to conduct random, unannounced inspections to ensure compliance with the law. States are required to report this information annually to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).
December 16, 2019
Lottery tickets and scratch-off cards might seem like a cheap, fun and harmless gift, but that's not the case. Any games of chance can increase risk factors for an addiction problem further down the road.
December 13, 2019
Holidays are often seen as a time of celebration, family gatherings, gift-giving, joy and other happy moments. But, for some, it is a time of additional stress, anxiety, blues or depression.
October 23, 2019
For the first time ever, Louisianans can dispose of their vaping and e-cigarette devices and cartridges during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 26.
September 30, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Behavioral Health will be holding meetings this coming Wednesday in Monroe to gather experiences, ideas and concerns about behavioral health services.
September 27, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health recently unveiled the state's response plan to deal with the opioid epidemic across the nation that has not spared our area. Karen Stubbs, assistant secretary with LDH's Office of Behavorial Health joins Jeremy Poursine to talk about the five goals of the plan. If you need help, visit opioidhelpla.org or ldh.la.gov to find treatment options and more information.
September 27, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Behavioral Health will be holding meetings this coming Tuesday in Bossier City to gather experiences, ideas and concerns about behavioral health services.
September 27, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Behavioral Health will be holding meetings this coming Tuesday in Alexandria to gather experiences, ideas and concerns about behavioral health services.
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