Facts

Our goal is to build a better community together

To know how we can do better in the future, we have to look at where we are now

Our goal is to build a better community together

To know how we can do better in the future, we have to look at where we are now

10th Grade Students in the Greater New Orleans Area
10th Grade Students in the Greater New Orleans Area
0%

Smoke

0%

Drink

0%

Use Marijuana

0%

Abuse Opiates

0%

Rode with a drunk driver

0%

Have been drunk or high at school

0%

Sold Illegal Drugs

0
adolescents in GNO have a substance use disorder needing treatment
0
students in GNO are in need of selective prevention or intervention to stop the progression to substance use disorder
Adults, Young Adults, and College Students
Adults, Young Adults, and College Students
0%

Used Marijuana

0%

engaged in binge drinking in past 2 weeks

Young adults are…

0
4x more likely to use marijuana
0%
26% more likely to be binge drinkers

…compared to older adults

What do the real numbers say?
The following report from NETI provides a current update on the national methamphetamine, cocaine (including crack), and opioid (natural and synthetic including heroin) trends through 2017.

Consequences of Substance Misuse

Substance use contributed to an increasing proportion of emergency department visits

Consequences of Substance Misuse

Substance use contributed to an increasing proportion of emergency department visits

0%

Weekly Substance Use related visits increased by

0%

Annual Alcohol use related visits increased by

0%

Annual Drug Use related visits increased by

0%

Annual Opiate Use related visits increased by

In 2016, deaths from overdoses exceeded murder in New Orleans
0

Drug Overdose Deaths

0

Opiate-Related Overdose Deaths

0

Times Nalaoxone was Administered Last Year

0%

Increase of Naloxone treatments since 2013

Adults who will experience a substance use disorder during the year
0

In Greater New Orleans

0

in Orleans Parish

0

in Jefferson Parish

Summary of Data Findings and Recommendations on the Drug and Alcohol Problem in Greater New Orleans 2011 – 2017
Data Source Information Analysis of data from 2008 – 2016 – 8 year period
Data reported based on Education Region 1 which includes Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard Parishes
Findings adequate for planning and policy purposes and not for prevent programming or other initiatives
Interpretation of trends made with great caution

So How Can We Make Our Community Better?

Get Involved

Talk to us. Join our campaign to promote healthy, safe, and drug-free youth, families, and community. Help us to heal those who are dependent on alcohol and other drugs to fully restore their health, dignity, and safety. And fight for our community’s safety by reducing the supply of drugs, disrupting the illegal drug market, and deterring illegal drug use by adults and youth.

An Action Plan

Click here to see an action Plan that battles against the Opioid Epidemic that is infesting our nation and our communities.

Department of Health

The more you know about drugs, the better equipped you are to protect your community from the effects of those drugs.

Organizing Community Education Programs

Use this resource to help educate your portion of our greater community. The first step to healing our community is spreading knowledge of how harmful substance abuse is.

Get Involved

Talk to us. Join our campaign to promote healthy, safe, and drug-free youth, families, and community. Help us to heal those who are dependent on alcohol and other drugs to fully restore their health, dignity, and safety. And fight for our community’s safety by reducing the supply of drugs, disrupting the illegal drug market, and deterring illegal drug use by adults and youth.

An Action Plan

Click here to see an action Plan that battles against the Opioid Epidemic that is infesting our nation and our communities.

Department of Health

The more you know about drugs, the better equipped you are to protect your community from the effects of those drugs.

Organizing Community Education Programs

Use this resource to help educate your portion of our greater community. The first step to healing our community is spreading knowledge of how harmful substance abuse is.