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Odyssey House Louisiana Outpatient


odyssey-house-louisiana-outpatientThe Basics

Odyssey House Louisiana (OHL) is non-profit addiction treatment program in New Orleans founded in 1973. As a satellite program of the original Odyssey House in New York, which was founded by psychiatrist Dr. Judianne Densen Gerber  in 1967, OHL offers a drug-free alternative to opiate addiction. Its Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) has an option for sober housing and is geared towards clients who have completed OHL’s detox program. It accepts men and women who are 18 years and older and is based on the philosophy of whole-person recovery.

Treatment and Staff

The IOP with housing program is four months long and accepts 35 clients. Treatment consists individual and group therapy using evidence-based practices, with the option of incorporating the 12 steps into treatment. While groups commence all day long, individual sessions are scheduled based on the needs of the client. Additional support for clients with a dual diagnosis is also available.

OHL has 20 full and part-time medical and clinical, recovery support and administrative staff members; including CADCs, LADCs and LPCs. The recovery staff, clinicians and LPNs are available 24/7 while the medical and psychiatric staff are only on site during the day. The staff-to-client ratio is one-to-two.


The housing component is essentially sober living for clients participating in IOP and it shares the same facility as OHL’s short-term residential program. Rooms are dorm-style and shared, as are bathrooms (there is no option for private rooms at this time). Meals are provided and designed by a nutritionist, served cafeteria-style with consideration for special dietary restrictions.

The residential facility has a TV but viewing is restricted. A computer lab is available for clients to apply for jobs or work on employment-related materials. Time in the lab is limited and monitored by the staff. Personal cell phones and computers are not allowed in the facility but clients may use the house phone during the early evening hours.

Visitation privileges are based on the client’s treatment plan and generally occurs on the weekends. Free time is available during the evening hours with lights out at 10:30 pm. There is no on-site gym or extra-curricular activities arranged. IOP clients may leave the premises for scheduled appointments like court dates, doctor visits and job interviews.

During the day, clients participate in treatment, yoga and job assignments. Other services include life training skills, vocational training, parenting classes, health education, housing placement and case management.

As aftercare, OHL continues to stay in contact with its clients and encourages graduates to stay connected as well. Graduates are also encouraged to take advantage of its Community Health Center for their primary healthcare needs.

OHL is the only provider in southeastern Louisiana that accepts pregnant women and postpartum women with dependent children. It assists with housing, childcare, life skills and parenting training.

In Summary

Odyssey House Louisiana Outpatient with housing is a four-month treatment program that uses evidence-based therapy in conjunction with vocational and life skill training, health education and case management. Though accommodations are basic and its rules are strict, Odyssey House is a respected name in addiction treatment  with a and history of serving its community, making it a network worth exploring.

Odyssey House Louisiana Outpatient
1125 North Tonti St
New Orleans, LA 70119

Odyssey House Louisiana Outpatient Cost: Medicaid. Reach Odyssey House Louisiana Outpatient by phone at (504) 821-9211. Find Odyssey House Louisiana Outpatient on Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter

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