Resources For Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault

The following resources have been identified in the Shreveport-Bossier area and nationally as contacts for help with mental health, substance abuse and sexual assault. This list is not all inclusive – additional resources are available through the Centenary Counseling Center.

  • Centenary Counseling Center
    Provides brief, solution-focused counseling for students who are currently enrolled at Centenary. There is no charge for the service and information and referral to community resources is available for students, faculty and staff. Located on the ground floor of Rotary Hall. The phone number is 869.5466. For more information see:

  • Suicide Crisis Lines
    1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

  • Samaritan Counseling Center
    Counseling is available on a sliding scale for individuals, couples and families for a variety of problems including sexual trauma. Christian based counseling also available. 1525 Stephens Street, Shreveport, Louisiana 221.6121.

  • The Center for Families
    Outpatient counseling is available for children, adolescents and adults on a sliding scale. Treatment for alcohol, drug and gambling addictions as well as counseling for a wide range of personal problems is offered. 864 Olive Street, Shreveport, Louisiana. 222.0759.

  • Shreveport Mental Health Center
    This state agency provides services to seriously and persistently mentally ill adults as well as seriously emotionally or behaviorally impaired youth. 1310 Hearne Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana. 676.5111.

  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    Offers outpatient psychiatric care at 820 Jordan Street, Shreveport, Louisiana. 676.5176.

  • Brentwood Behavioral Healthcare
    Provides inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and substance abuse treatment. Assessments are available by appointment at no charge. 1006 Highland Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana. 678-7500.

  • Willis Knighton Behavioral Medicine
    Offers a variety of mental health services both inpatient and outpatient. 2510 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport, Louisiana. 632.5200.

  • Doctor’s Hospital Addictive Disease Unit
    Inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency treatment. 1130 Louisiana Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana. 222.6685.

  • CORE Center of Recovery
    is an intense residential 60-day treatment program for compulsive gamblers. Free for Louisiana residents. Call for days and times for Gambling Anonymous meetings in the area. 635 Stoner Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana. 424.4357.

  • The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
    The Council provides assessment, referral, treatment, education and prevention on a sliding scale. 2000 Fairfield Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana. 222.8511.

  • Office for Addictive Disorders
    is an outpatient, sliding scale, and substance abuse counseling facility. 6005 Financial Plaza, Shreveport, Louisiana. 632.2040.

  • The Pines Treatment Center
    is an inpatient substance abuse treatment facility offering services on a sliding scale. 6240 Greenwood Road, Shreveport, Louisiana. 632.2010.

  • YWCA Sexual Assault Center
    Services include individual and group treatment to victims of sexual assault. A 24-hour crisis line and victim escort program is also available. Offered at minimal or no cost. 710 Travis Street, Shreveport, Louisiana. 222.0556.

  • Alcoholic’s Anonymous
    The local office provides information regarding the times and locations of more the 180 meetings in the Shreveport/Bossier Area. 2800 Youree Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana. Phone answered 24 hours a day 865.2172. One AA meeting is held on campus. Contact the Centenary Counseling Center for meeting time and location. On the web:

  • Al-Anon
    A fellowship of relative and friends of alcoholics who believe their lives have been affected by some one else’s drinking. There are a number of meetings in the area, call 683.1399 for time and locations.

  • Narcotics Anonymous
    Offers recovery support groups for those who use or abuse substances. Call 677.4344 for more information.

  • National Institute of Mental Health

  • National Mental Health Association

  • American College Association

  • American Psychiatric Association