With locations in Akron and Cleveland, Oriana House is a nationally renowned chemical treatment and community corrections agency. Founded in 1981 as an independent, non-profit community corrections agency with a primary focus on DUI offenders, Oriana House has since expanded to a much larger organization. Today the non-profit and grant-funded complex provides more than 25 programs that fulfill a court sanction while assisting offenders in developing the skills they need to become productive members of the community. Although Oriana runs halfway houses throughout Ohio (residents must be referred by a judge), its central drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).
Treatment and Staff
Oriana House utilizes programming that has a demonstrated ability to reduce crime. The programming, known as “What Works,” provides CBT that includes role playing; offenders practice changing the way they think in order to change the way they behave.
The facility boasts an extensive medically supported detox unit that assists both court-ordered and self-referred clients. A physician and 24-hour nursing coverage support the client during the detox period. In addition to detox, the facility offers individual and group therapy for clients. Oriana House works on a sliding scale for detox.
Oriana House’s chemical dependency program is a four-week, 18-session intensive outpatient program. It offers full, non-residential treatment with conjoint counseling sessions, weekly self-help groups and certified recovery coaches trained to serve as personal mentors for people seeking or in recovery. Four trained staff members are available on–site for each session. The cost of the program is negotiable, and is based on the client’s ability to pay.
Oriana House provides three-day and six-day DUI programs for court-ordered offenders, in which clients receive alcohol and drug education certified by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. Clients can choose from several prevention, education and 12-step programs.
The aftercare program consists of 12 weeks of continued services with weekly 90-minute group sessions and individual treatment plans. Individual counseling sessions, recovery coaches and family programming are also available in aftercare. This program is free for clients who have completed a treatment program at Oriana House.
For both relatives and friends of clients, Oriana House provides a family program. It emphasizes education, support and healing through specific groups focused on integrated skill building and communication exercises.
Oriana House has a minimum-security jail on-site for offenders who suffer from chemical dependency, and offers rehabilitation services to the facility’s inmates. There are also programs for recently released inmates, offering employment placement and special housing adjustment residential programs.
Oriana House also provides extensive drug testing services for courts, businesses, and outpatients. For its DUI clients, Oriana House has a remote alcohol monitor program.
Oriana House is a no-frills treatment center with programs for both court-ordered and self-referred clients designed to modify behavior and re-integrate clients into the community. For those without resources who want exposure to both therapy and the 12 steps, Oriana House could save the day.
1829 E 55th St
Cleveland, OH 44103
Oriana House Cost: Sliding scale. Reach Oriana House by phone (330) 535-8116 or by email at mailto:[email protected].
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