National Alliance of Methadone Advocates
Joycelyn Woods, Executive Director
August 31, 2008
While most Americans are enjoying the Labor Day Weekend residents from Galveston. TX to Mobile, Alabama are being warned about Hurricane Gustav. In the middle of the estimated path is New Orleans.
NAMA has already begun to get phone calls from patients in the area who are being told to evacuate. One patient was just given 4 days medication and no other instructions in the case they could not return. Neither were they provided with a letter stating their dose and other information.
Advise to Patients
If you need to evacuate get a letter from your clinic. The standard Travel Letter that is given to patients should be enough that states you are patient, that you need to take ____ mgs of methadone a day and information about contacting the clinic.
Get a list of programs in the area in case you can not get back to your program and the State Methadone Authority.
New Orleans Programs
DRD New Orleans Medical Clinic
417 South Johnson Street
New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 524-4701
Desire Narcotic Rehabilitation Ctr Inc
4116 Old Gentilly Road
New Orleans, LA 70126 (504) 301-8871
New Orleans Narcotic Treatment Center
7606 Westbank Expressway
Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 347-1120
Choices of Louisiana Inc
128 Woodland Drive
La Place, LA 70068 (985) 651-3777
Baton Rouge Treatment Center Inc
11445 Reiger Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (225) 932-9867
If you need a program farther than New Orleans or you are in another state you can use the Treatment Facility Locator at:
State Methadone Authorities
Louisiana Office for Addictive Disorders
1201 Capital Access Road, 4th Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Telephone: (225) 342-8735
Fax: (225) 342-3931
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3199
Telephone: (512) 834-6700 x2146
Fax: (512) 834-6638
Department of Mental Health
P.O. Box 301410, 100 North Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-1410
Telephone: (334) 242-3956
Fax: (334) 242-0759
NAMA will continue to post information as it becomes available.