Adolescent Residential Program

Adolescent Residential Program - Adolescent Residential

Odyssey House Academy provides intensive substance abuse counseling, relapse prevention, psychiatric services and educational services to adolescents ages 13-17 (12-year-olds accepted on a case-by-case basis). Clients live at OHL's adolescent-specific facility for the duration of their treatment. 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 strongly encouraged 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 staff is made up of a psychiatrist, licensed clinical therapists, certified teachers, nursing staff and recovery support staff.

Adolescent Admissions

The admission criteria are as follows:

  • Must be between the ages of 13 – 17 years of age (12-year-olds accepted on a case-by-case basis)
  • Must have a drug/alcohol addiction
  • Must be medically cleared and accepted by OHL medical staff

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy As To Students: Odyssey House Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

Intake Documents
Forms may be faxed to (504) 324-9765 or emailed to

Admission Checklist
Admissions Referral Form

Contact Information for OHL Academy

Please use these lines for referrals.
Phone: (504) 324-8288, ext 1003
Manager Contact: Shayla Kaywood, M.A., L.P.C.: