Odyssey House Louisiana

The mission of Odyssey House Louisiana is to provide holistic and client-centered services in a safe environment that address the full continuum of special care needs for the state of Louisiana. OHL's encompassing system of care includes detox, treatment, behavioral and medical healthcare, life-skills, counseling, and case management. Through our services, OHL empowers individuals to become active participants in their treatment and recovery to reclaim functional, productive lives.

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Category: Health
Parish: Orleans
OHL is Louisiana's largest substance use disorder treatment program. Each month we serve over 900 men, women, and adolescents who come to us for addiction treatment and medical care. We have over 100 employees, and last year, our medical clinic served over 6,000 people.

Odyssey House Louisiana puts research and proven approaches into practice to provide comprehensive services to people affected by substance abuse, and is nationally recognized as a model treatment program. In collaboration with other community resources, OHL's holistic services facilitate the healing process of addiction recovery and help individuals to start anew and build healthy lives. Equipped with new skills for living and working, and assisted with employment and housing, OHL program graduates return to their communities ready to assume responsibility for themselves and others.

Our programs include:

OHL offers medically supported detox services to individuals 22 or older suffering from opiate, alcohol or benzodiazepine withdrawal. OHL's Medically Supported Detox admits clients 7 days a week.

For individuals 22 or older, OHL offers a short-term (approximately 28-day) residential drug rehabilitation program that intensively focuses on the most basic aspects of drug treatment, such as abstinence from drug use, life-skills building and recovery tools. After completing the short-term program, motivated clients may be eligible to transition into OHL's Long-Term Housing/ Intensive Outpatient Treatment program.

OHL offers an Intensive Outpatient Program where residents live on-site at the residential facility while in treatment for up to 4 months. While in IOP, clients are able to reside in a safe and sober living environment while developing life skills that enable them to gain employment and a strong support system.

The OHL Community Health Center provides primary care services and behavioral health to the community at large, with a focus on high risk populations. The clinic is open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Same day and next day appointments are available. OHL's Community Clinic accepts Medicaid, Greater New Orleans Community Health Connection, and offers a sliding fee scale based upon a financial screening for the uninsured. From conducting routine health screenings, to treating acute illnesses, to managing chronic health conditions, the medical staff at the Community Health Center address all areas of general adult healthcare. The Health Center also provides behavioral health services with counseling; medication management; STD screening and treatment; and HIV testing, and supportive services.

OHL's Housing Programs focus on moving individuals and families to stable, secure housing, and keeping these families and individuals housed and engaged in case management. Case management is a process in which the OHL case manager and client work collaboratively to assess, plan, implement, coordinate, and monitor the services required to meet the client's health and human service needs.

The Odyssey House Minority Empowerment Group for Addiction (OHmega) Program is a no cost three to six month program that provides outpatient treatment services to racial/ethnic minority women who are who are suffering from substance use and are at high risk for HIV or are living with HIV.

The Offender Reentry Program is a comprehensive community reentry program with a focus on intensive case management and substance abuse/mental health treatment for adult male offenders who are returning to New Orleans from incarceration at the Louisiana State Prison (LSP)/ Angola or prisons in the New Orleans Metropolitan Region.