Dean Arnett from Odyssey House was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of LaPlace meeting on April 11, 2017. Dean described the facilities and programs operated by Odyssey House in their efforts to help people conquer addiction to opioid drugs, alcohol and other abused substances. Odyssey House treats over 700 patients per month. Dean indicated that opioid drug deaths in New Orleans exceeded murders in 2016. Over 80% of opioid drug addictions started with drugs prescribed to treat pain after some sort of injury. Additional information can be found on FaceBook @odyessyhouselouisiana