Odyssey House Louisiana Reviews, Cost, Complaints

Odyssey House Louisiana


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A satellite program of the original Odyssey House in New York, Odyssey House Louisiana (OHL) is non-profit addiction treatment program founded in 1973. New York’s Odyssey House was founded in 1967 by psychiatrist Dr. Judianne Densen Gerber as a drug-free alternative to opiate addiction. Located in New Orleans, OHL offers a short-term residential treatment for clients who have completed its detox program. It serves both men and women who are 18 years old and older. The philosophy is to treat not just the addiction but the whole person. OHL also offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) with on-site housing and an adolescent outpatient program.

Accommodations and Food

Rooms and bathrooms are shared and set up dorm-style, with a total of 65 beds available. The facility has a computer lab for clients to apply for jobs or work on employment-related materials; however, lab time is limited and monitored by the staff. Personal cell phones and computers are not allowed but clients may use the facility 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. All meals are provided and designed by a nutritionist with consideration towards special diet restrictions.

Treatment and Staff

Length of stay is approximately 28 days. Treatment works within the structure of individual and group therapy that uses evidence-based practices. Additional support for dual diagnosis is also available. Clients have the option to incorporate the 12 steps into their treatment but it is not required. While groups meet throughout the day, the frequency of individual sessions are based on the needs of the client.

Throughout the day all clients attend treatment groups as well as yoga and job assignments. Other services include life training skills, vocational training, parenting classes, health education, housing placement and case management.

Staff consists of CADCs, LADCs and LPCs, as well as LPNs who are available 24/7 while other medical and psychiatric staff are only on-site during the day.


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

Graduates of the short-term residential program can move into OHL’s IOP, which includes on-site housing.

In Summary

Odyssey House Louisiana offers a short-term residential program for graduates of its detox program. Treatment employs evidence-based practices and believes in treating the whole person. Vocational and life skill training, health education and case management are other valuable offerings of this facility. Graduates of the short-term residential program have the added advantage of access to to OHL’s outpatient program with on-site housing. There is no doubt that Odyssey House Louisiana is a strong choice for anyone looking for addiction treatment in the New Orleans area.

Odyssey House Louisiana Location

1125 North Tonti
New Orleans, LA 70119

Odyssey House Louisiana Cost

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

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  1. Benjamin Finn on

    At the detox center A ms.K is a very rude and confrontational person I don’t understand how someone with an attitude like hers is allowed to work at a place where people are at their lowest point emotionally, physically, financially among other things. a person whos job it is to help people no matter personal feelings does everything but, me being a client there and I know staff as well have all had to put up with her negative and combative attitude. I truly hope that she is not the reason someone leaves there and gets hospitalized or worse one day because I promise it will eventually happen. I recently left after completing detox and went to do the 28 day program but left due to things I did not feel comfortable with going on around me I simply went back to the detox center to get some information on possibly another place to go figuring her being clean 23 years and someone that’s job it is to help people she might have some good advice for me instead all I got was an attitude and pretty much a slap in the face really not even able to get a word in I thought maybe she would remember where she came from and what she went through to get 23 years clean but no and everyone there has to put up with her negative attitude the whole time they are there staff and residents alike some people just wont admit it I hope something changes because people don’t deserve to be treated like that especially by someone who was once in the same situation .

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