Eligibility and Admission Criteria
The Odyssey House program philosophy is based on utilization of the 12-step, self-help program of recovery where honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness to change are of primary importance. If you are dishonest about your actions and behaviors, closed minded towards the principles of recovery, and/or unwilling to try to change your way of life, then you are in the wrong facility.
To be eligible for services, an applicant:
- must have a history of alcohol or other drug abuse;
- demonstrate a need for a structured, supportive residential environment;
- have a minimum of five (5) days free of any mind/mood altering substances that are not lawfully prescribed by a licensed physician prior to admittance to the program;
- be a male, 18 years of age or older;
- agree to active involvement and participation in the 12-step support group activities, including daily attendance at recovery oriented meetings, as required;
- exhibit motivation for the Odyssey House philosophy, program, and services, and agree to abide by the Odyssey House Resident Manual;
- have the ability and agree in writing to pay a weekly service fee while a resident.
Admission will be denied to applicants who fail to meet the above stated criteria and/or exhibit any of the following:
- the need for medical or psychiatric care beyond the scope of the program capabilities;
- behavior that would be considered dangerous to staff, resident, or to themselves;
- a prior conviction of a violent or sexual offense.
Applicants who are deemed inappropriate for admission may be referred to other, more appropriate, community resources. Odyssey House retains the right to refuse services to anyone.