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Hope for troubled families

Drug abuse is a pervasive problem in today’s society, disrupting the life of the drug abuser, and devastating and destroying family relationships. The daily success of living, coupled with family pressures or problems, may lead to drug abuse by one or more individuals as their means of coping. […]

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Children of the storm

In a post-Katrina Louisiana, according to child welfare officials, there has been a rise in clientele in need of services to deal with stress or poor living conditions.

Local advocate, Gail Roussel, Executive Director of The Center of Family and Youth Services in St. Charles Parish, stated, “We have seen a dramatic increase in clients as a result of Hurricane Katrina, especially in relationship to substance abuse and domestic violence.” […]

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St. Charles Health Center sees rise in mental problems post-Katrina

It has been nearly five months since Hurricane Katrina came barreling through the gulf coast region and things are finely beginning to slow down. Displaced residents are moving into FEMA trailers, debris no longer blocks the streets and people in general are trying to get back to normal. It’s when things slow down and people have a chance to take a deep breath that they realize how the last few months of distress has affected their lives. […]