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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Odyssey House Academy Facility Address:
4730 Washington Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
Odyssey House Academy provides intensive substance abuse counseling, relapse prevention, psychiatric services and educational services to adolescents ages 12-17. The program is individualized and length of stay will depend on need of resident. While at the Academy, residents participate in individual, family and/or group therapies, and educational instruction.
Over the course of their treatment at the Academy, residents participate in daily individual, family and/or group therapies and educational instruction. The therapeutic community model is used to provide residents with the needed skills to make choices to live a drug free life.
Parental involvement is required to allow for weekly family therapy sessions and prepare the resident and his/her family for the resident’s discharge back into the family and community.
Educational services are provided year round. The educational staff communicates with the adolescents’ teachers so that residents can be instructed on materials currently being taught at their grade level. Each resident is tested academically at admission and discharge to provide the parents and community school with the child’s academic progression while at Odyssey House Academy. Academic instruction includes the use of the Academy’s computer lab and GED instruction is given, as needed.
The admission criteria are as follows:
The staff is made up of a psychiatrist, licensed clinical therapists, certified teachers, nursing staff and recovery support staff.
For more information about this program, contact the OHL Adolescent Residential Program/ OHL Academy at (504) 324-8288.
Continuing its long-standing policy of actively supporting equality of opportunity for all persons, Odyssey House Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, or age, nor does it discriminate against qualified handicapped persons, in the administration of its admission, employment and educational policies, and other school-administered programs. Rather, Odyssey House Academy affirms that it admits students and selects employees regardless of their race, religion, sex, color, handicap, age, national or ethnic origin and thereafter accords them all the rights and privileges generally made available to students or employees at the school.
Please review the following required documentation, as well as allowable and disallowable items, prior to admission into the Academy.
To establish eligibilty for the Academy, complete the following Client Referral Form.
|Client Referral Form|
|Health and Physical Screening Form|