Odyssey House Louisiana (OHL) is a nonprofit behavioral health care provider with an emphasis on addiction treatment. OHL was established in 1973 as a nonprofit residential substance abuse treatment facility with the mission of empowering people to conquer addiction. Today, Odyssey House offers a professional, structured and caring Therapeutic Community with comprehensive services and effective support systems that enable individuals to chart new lives and return to their communities as contributing members.
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OHL offers medically supported detox services to individuals 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.
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.
For more information about this program, contact the OHL Medically Supported Detox Program at (504) 324-3710, ext 2001.