Medically Supported Detox

Medically Supported Detox - Detox

PLEASE NOTE: Due to flooding at our 732 N. Claiborne facility, Medically Supported Detox services will be temporarily relocated to 1125 N. Tonti Street. You may call (504) 324-3710 for information or to be placed on the waitlist.

OHL offers medically supported detox services to individuals 18 or older suffering from addiction and withdrawal. OHL’s Medically Supported Detox accepts clients and referrals for its program 7 days a week.

OHL's Medically Supported Detox Facility has beds available for individuals who cannot afford private detox and rehab, but who do not need the high level of care of a hospital-based detox. The Medically Supported Detox utilizes basic oral medications to treat symptoms of withdrawal. OHL’s Medically Supported Detox Facility is appropriate for people who have chronically abused many types of substances, especially opiate pain pills, prescribed anxiety and muscle relaxing medications, alcohol, and heroin.

Detox treatment typically lasts 4 – 7 days. To ensure a safe medically supported detox, 24-hour on-site medical staff is present to assist with a comfortable detox. OHL's detox team is comprised of physicians, nurses and counselors who are trained to care for clients during detoxification.

As the OHL Medically Supported Detox is affiliated with OHL's other substance treatment programs, the motivated client can easily transition to a short-term residential program or be referred to intensive or supportive outpatient services based on their individual needs. For these services, the client must meet admission criteria, including basic medical and psychiatric stability, and must have a 30-day supply of all prescribed medications upon admittance into the residential program.

Detox Admissions

  • Walk-ins will be accepted if space is available.
  • Walk-ins are welcomed 7 AM- 3 PM; however, admittance into the program is always based on bed availability. DO NOT BRING FOOD OR SNACKS when being admitted.
  • Persons are not eligible for services if the following drugs are used exclusively: crack, marijuana, or methamphetamines.
  • If a client chooses to enter into the Residential Program after Detox, they must have a 30-day supply of medication upon admission to the residential program.

Intake Documents
Available as a fillable form (Word) or printable PDF. Forms may be faxed to (504) 324-6712 or emailed to detox@ohlinc.org

Fillable Referral Form
PDF Referral Form

Contact Information for OHL Detox

Please use these lines for referrals.
Phone: (504) 324-3710
Note: Due to a high call volume, calls may go to voicemail. Please leave a message.
Fax: (504) 324-6712
Email: detox@ohlinc.org
Manager Contact: Asyecha Anderson Willis: aandersonwillis@ohlinc.org