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Sulphur, Louisiana

Sulphur, Louisiana, in Calcasieu county, is 9 miles W of Lake Charles, Louisiana (center to center) and 123 miles E of Houston, Texas. The city is located in the Lake Charles metropolitan area. Sulphur has a population of 20,512.

The People and Families of Sulphur

In Sulphur, about 56% of adults are married.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Sulphur had a median family income of $45,455. People in Sulphur generally have good earning power. The city has a large middle class. Poverty is less common in Sulphur than most places. The city enjoys an educated population.

Political Inclinations

Residents of Sulphur gave more campaign money ($26,325) to George W. Bush than to the other people running for President in 2004. Residents gave more to the Democratic party than any of the others.

Sulphur Housing

Owners occupy 73% of the housing units in Sulphur.

Commuting

In Sulphur, 95% of commuters drive to work.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPop.Median Family
Income (2000)
Sulphur20,512$45,455
Dequincy3,398$34,712
Lake Charles71,757$37,774
Vinton3,338$30,565
Westlake4,668$39,057

High Points

Sulphur strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Louisiana):

CategoryTrophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 1%Sulphur Affordability of Property Taxes
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 8%Sulphur Median Family Income
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 8%Sulphur Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 9%Sulphur Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 9%Sulphur Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 10%Sulphur People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 14%Sulphur College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 14%Sulphur Low Rate of Poverty


The listings in Sulphur, Louisiana and surrounding areas provide the following services:

(2) Mental Health Services
(8) Drug/Alcohol Detoxification
(6) Hospital Inpatient
(10) Teens and Adolescents
(8) Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders
(3) Seniors/Older Adults
(3) Spanish Speaking
(1) Methadone Maintenance
(1) Methadone Detoxification
(13) Outpatient
(5) Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum
(4) American Sign Language
(2) Halfway House
(6) Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
(5) Males
(7) Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders
(6) Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
(3) Persons with HIV/AIDS
(2) Gay and Lesbian
(5) Females
(4) Clients With Legal Issues
(1) General Health Services
(1) Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
(2) Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
(2) Residential Beds for Children
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Do you live in Sulphur, Louisia an and have an addiction to drugs or alcohol? Is someone you know or care about battling drug or alcohol addiction and needs help? Drug and alcohol addiction exists everywhere in society today, and when an individual is caught up in addiction it can seem that there is no way out. There is in fact a way out, and it can be found at an Alcohol Treatment or Drug Rehabilitation Facility in Sulphur.

A Drug Rehab or Alcohol Treatment Program in Sulphur treats drug addiction and alcoholism by teaching the individual how to overcome problems in life with real solutions, and that drugs and alcohol are not the answer. This can empower the individual, and put them in a position to start winning and achieving their goals. The end result of treatment at an Alcohol Treatment or Drug Rehab Program in Sulphur would be the individual being able to work their way through life and its obstacles, without the need or desire to use drugs or alcohol.

Due to the varying needs of individuals seeking treatment, there are a number of treatment programs available in Sulphur to care for someone addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. There are Short-term Treatment Facilities, Inpatient Drug Rehabilitation, Long-term Rehab Centers, Outpatient Treatment Centers, support group meetings, drug counseling, halfway houses and sober living.

Treatment at a Drug Rehab or Alcohol Treatment Facility in Sulphur will hone in on the two main causes of addiction, physical and psychological. Over time, the individual's brain adapts to the use of a psychoactive substance, lessening the effect of the drug. Physical tolerance develops as a result. The person ends up having to take more and more drugs or alcohol to try and get back to that first initial high that got them hooked.

Upon commencing treatment, an individual will address the physical aspect of addiction by taking part in a detoxification program in Sulphur, Louisiana, which will get him through the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that are caused by abrupt cessation of a substance. Withdrawal symptoms can typically last for days, weeks or months depending on the type of substance you're dealing with. Heroin withdrawal for example may take quite some time to get through, and is particularly painful. Detoxification along with psychological counseling will get the individual in the right frame of mind to start addressing the psychological issues that are involved with the addiction to drugs or alcohol. This method greatly increases the individual's chances of a successful recovery and prevents relapse.

An Alcohol Treatment or Drug Rehab Facility in Sulphur, LA. offers a sane environment that is conducive to a successful recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The individual will be taught how to properly handle life situations and control their own behavior in response to their environment. When the individual returns home following treatment, he will do so with a new mindset on how to engage with friends, family etc. The influences which may have triggered addiction in the individual will not have the same power over him. As part of treatment the individual will have addressed these psychological stressors as a priority and they will no longer have an effect on him.

Studies have shown that an individual who is addicted to drugs and alcohol shows changes in their brain, specifically the way it functions and responds to situations. This is an important reason that professional help at an Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Center in Sulphur, LA. is the best option to try and beat addiction.

Someone who is caught up in the destructive cycle of addiction is up against a lot, the odds may seem against him. But they aren't if he pursues treatment at a Drug Rehabilitation or Alcohol Treatment Facility in Sulphur, LA. Treatment exists so that the addict is given the best chance at a successful recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. There is hope for you or someone you care about. Addiction has a cure, and treatment at an Alcohol Treatment or Drug Rehab Center in Sulphur is that cure. Don't wait another minute to get the help you deserve.

Getting Help

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There are no listings in Sulphur, LA. so we have provided the 20 closest treatment facilities arranged by distance from Sulphur, Louisiana:

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Lake Charles, LA 12.3 miles from Sulphur
Primary Service: Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mental Health Services, Seniors/Older Adults, Spanish Speaking
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Lake Charles Subst Abuse Clinic Inc Lake Charles, LA 12.3 miles from Sulphur
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Recovery Center
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Methadone Detoxification, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Nepenthe House Lake Charles, LA 12.3 miles from Sulphur
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Facility
Services Offered: Halfway House, Males, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Stages of Recovery Lake Charles, LA 12.3 miles from Sulphur
Primary Service: Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
Lake Charles ADC Lake Charles, LA 14.9 miles from Sulphur
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Treatment Center
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Joseph R Briscoe Treatment Center Lake Charles, LA 18.6 miles from Sulphur
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Program
Services Offered: Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Right Choice of Orange County Orange, TX 25.0 miles from Sulphur
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Gay and Lesbian, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Males, Outpatient, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum, Seniors/Older Adults, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Artie B's Bridge of Hope Orange, TX 26.7 miles from Sulphur
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, American Sign Language, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance
Right Choice Port Arthur Port Arthur, TX 36.5 miles from Sulphur
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid
Allen Parish Hospital Kinder, LA 39.2 miles from Sulphur
Primary Service: Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Facility
Services Offered: Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mental Health Services
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Doctors Hospital Parkway Houston, TX 42.1 miles from Sulphur
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Rehab Program
Services Offered: Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, General Health Services, Hospital Inpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Correctional Systems Inc Beaumont, TX 42.3 miles from Sulphur
Primary Service: Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Treatment Center
Services Offered: Clients With Legal Issues, Halfway House, Males, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less, Females
Memorial Herman Baptist Beaumont Beaumont, TX 42.3 miles from Sulphur
Primary Service: Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Treatment Program
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Spanish Speaking
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
South East Texas Management Network Beaumont, TX 42.3 miles from Sulphur
Primary Service: Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Residential Beds for Children, Outpatient, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Choices Adolescent Treatment Center Marshall, TX 42.3 miles from Sulphur
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Rehab Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance
Jeff Davis ADC Inc Jennings, LA 43.4 miles from Sulphur
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Land Manor Inc Beaumont, TX 45.2 miles from Sulphur
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Center
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Residential Beds for Children, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Outpatient, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Right Step Beaumont, TX 45.2 miles from Sulphur
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Program
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance
South East Texas Council on A D Abuse Beaumont, TX 45.2 miles from Sulphur
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Center
Services Offered: Males, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less, Spanish Speaking
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Access to Recovery
Bayne Jones Army Community Hospital Fort Polk, LA 58.4 miles from Sulphur
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Program
Services Offered: Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Gay and Lesbian, Hospital Inpatient, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Males, Outpatient, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum, Seniors/Older Adults, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)

Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:

During 2008, over 700,000 people over the age of 12 had used inhalants for the first time within the past year.

Violent behavior that is reported to be attributed to drug or alcohol abuse and addiction includes 44% of murders, 21% of suicides and over 50% of the episodes of child abuse in the United States.

The history of heroin dates back as far or farther than the ancient Egyptians. Records indicate that opium was used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. The poppy even appears on Egyptian art dating back 6,000 years. Opium was imported to China around 800 A.D. By the 1600s, opium smoking was widespread throughout China. In 1680, a famous English physician named Thomas Syndenham introduced opium to the medical field.

In rare instances, sudden death can occur on the first use of cocaine or unexpectedly thereafter. However, there is no way to determine who is prone to sudden death.

The generic form of the drug is stamped with the imprint "Watson 387", hence this is including among street names for Vicodin; another popular street name is "Vikes".

Addiction happens when an individual loses control over a substance or activity; family history, personality, and environment all appear to play a role in developing addictions.


Strong support groups and sober friends are very helpful for recovering Alcoholics after rehab. Alcoholics Anonymous provides meetings that recovering alcoholics can attend to help stay focused on their sobriety. You can find AA meetings at the following locations in Sulphur:

Brimstone Sulphur Group
Parkview Baptist Church
1623 Picard Road
Sulphur, Louisiana 70663

AA Meeting Days and Times
Monday, 8:00 PM
The following survey was completed by residents of Sulphur, Louisiana as part of the USNODRUGS monitoring program. The survey below is a representation of perceptual drug and alcohol usage rates in Sulphur, Louisiana. We cannot guarantee complete accuracy, but our monitoring team uses the highest standards for survey compilation.
You do not have to answer all of the survey questions, you should only answer questions that are relevant to your thoughts and experiences.
Survey results as of October 1, 2014
Perception of marijuana in Sulphur, Louisiana.
Do you believe that using marijuana can be harmful?
Maybe
No
Yes
78%
17%
5%
Marijuana use in Sulphur, Louisiana.
Have you used marijuana in your lifetime?
No
Yes
88%
12%
Have you used marijuana in the past month?
No
Yes
83%
17%
Do you use marijuana regularly?
Maybe
No
Yes
3%
88%
9%
Perception of Alcohol in Sulphur, Louisiana.
Do you believe that drinking alcohol can be harmful?
Maybe
No
Yes
1%
3%
96%
Have you had a binge drinking experience in the past month?
No
Yes
79%
21%
Do you consume alcohol daily?
Maybe
No
Yes
1%
94%
5%
How old were you when you first experimented with alcohol?
0-10
11-21
22-31
32 or older
10%
0%
67%
23%
What motivated you to use drugs or alcohol for the first time in Sulphur, Louisiana?
Boredom
Curiousity
Drugs were all around
Family problem
Hopelessness
It was easy to get
None of the above
Peer Pressure
To fit in
Unhappiness
9%
20%
1%
1%
6%
3%
44%
6%
0%
10%
Most common first drug experience in Sulphur, Louisiana?
Alcohol
Club Drug
Crack Cocaine
Ecstasy
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Meth
Over The Counter Drug
Powder Cocaine
Prescription Drug
Psychedelic Drug
21%
4%
2%
7%
2%
4%
12%
4%
6%
8%
22%
8%
Use of drugs and alcohol in Sulphur, Louisiana schools.
Have you ever gone to school in Sulphur, Louisiana under the influence of marijuana?
Maybe
No
Yes
8%
83%
9%
Have you ever gone to school in Sulphur, Louisiana under the influence of alcohol?
Maybe
No
Yes
0%
98%
2%
What is the most common drug used in your school in Sulphur, Louisiana?
Alcohol
Club Drug
Crack Cocaine
Ecstasy
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Meth
Over The Counter Drug
Powder Cocaine
Prescription Drug
Psychedelic Drug
17%
2%
3%
3%
3%
5%
14%
4%
9%
9%
21%
10%
Your Age?
0-10
11-21
22-31
32 or older
3%
20%
51%
26%
Your Gender?
Female
Male
87%
13%
Surveys updated monthly.

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