Opioid Epidemic

Like the rest of the country, Ascension Parish has witnessed the destruction wrought by Opioid Abuse.   Rare is the person who has not had a family member or a friend who hasn’t been touched by this health epidemic.  It will take commitment from all at every level to turn this crisis around.

The Ascension Counseling Center provides outpatient and mental health and substance abuse treatment to Ascension residents. This parish agency should apply for grant monies on the state and federal level to further this goal.

  • Short term.  Continue allocating resources through the Health Unit to provide out-patient treatment for citizens in recovery and support services for their families.
  • Long Term.   Apply for and gain available grant monies to establish a parish-owned rehab facility.

Read about my personal battle and overcome of opioid use here