ABOUT US

Our main service is to provide safe, drug and alcohol free, fully furnished recovery homes for men and women located in Baton Rouge, who are in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.   At Akron House LA we focus on both addiction avoidance and peer support by providing a safe, comfortable sober environment.  We believe that guiding a smooth transition back into the community can make all the difference in a lasting recovery.  

At Akron House, you will find that the newcomer is the most important person.  We currently have four houses, all conveniently located on the same block.  We have a house for men, a house for women with children and 2 houses for women (without children).

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Houses

All Houses Include:

  • Single bedrooms for senior members

  • Safe and comfortable living environments 

  • Affordable housing options

  • Help finding employment

  • Life tools that help you transition back into society

  • Peer encouragement and unity

  • Move-in ready, completely furnished and newly remodeled rooms; linens and bedding provided

  • Head of Houses living on-site and available by phone 24/7

  • Frequent random urine analysis are given on-site

  • 12-Step facilitation

  • Off-site community 12-Step meetings

  • Cable, internet,  and all utilities included

  • Houses provide coffee, creamer, sugar, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies & more

Dustin B

I lived at Akron for almost a year and it was life changing.  Because of Akron I have a successful career and  I finally got my life back, I learned the tools necessary to live my life independently.  Management at Akron really cares about each resident.  Akron House is a place where change happens IF you're willing to do the work it's an amazing place to focus on yourself and your sobriety. 

Janey L

I moved into Akron when I was about 5 months sober, they took me in and gave me an opportunity to help run one of their houses.  While I was at Akron they supported me through every obstacle I endured, I met with a sponsor weekly as well as sponsees.  I'm always grateful for Akron because they were there for me when I went through my transition of getting my son back.  It was the scariest time of my sobriety.  Today I have been out of Akron for 8 months and being a full time mother in recovery.  If you're willing to put the work you will succeed, I'm glad I was able to be in aplace with people who truly care about me and my sobriety.

Tara B

I moved into Akron at around 6 months sober.  I got sober here in Louisiana but returned to Jersey for a few months after loosing my sister to an overdose.  Akron took me in with loving and open arms.  I got through my sisters death with the help and support of my fellowship in AA and Akron.  I moved out after a year sober into my own place and have maintained the same job, friends, fellowship and a learned how to live a  happy and healthy life through the ups and downs that get thrown at us.  Akron has blessed me with some life long friends and tools I need to handle any situation thrown at me.

 

Frequently asked questions

What is a sober living home?


A sober living home is transitional living, often between inpatient care and independent living post-treatment. It is considered a “bridge” to ease the individual back into living on his or her own in the “real world.” It reinforces the lessons learned in rehab while providing social support to help remain abstinent from drugs and alcohol. It also serves to help the individual prepare for the daily challenges and stressors of everyday life.




Why do I need sober living after rehab?


Sober living provides a safe and stable living environment to ease the transition from rehab to the often chaotic real world. It builds on the foundation of recovery learned in an inpatient program, thus improving the chances of sustained sobriety. At Akron House we are 12 Step-based—meaning we require attendance at local Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous meetings. According to a study by the Journal of Addictive Disorders, participation in a 12-Step group or peer-support group doubles the likelihood of remaining abstinent in early recovery.




Do you drug test at Akron House?


All clients are tested for drugs and alcohol with both alcohol strips and a 12 panel CLIA Waived urine test cup. Clients must submit drug screens upon entering the house and also any‘on demand’ drug test we deem necessary.




What happens if I relapse?


Any resident who tests positive for alcohol or drugs must leave the premises, so as not to put other client’s recovery at risk. We try our best to ensure that a resident who relapses ends up in detox, emergency care, crisis care, treatment, or a safe place, such as with family. Re-admittance: A resident who has been a positive member of our community, may be allowed to return under certain circumstances.




Does Akron House provide any meals or food?


No. However, Akron House does provide all cookware and dishware, as well as the means to help all residents apply for food stamps.




Does Akron House provide transportation?


No, however, we are located close to a CATS bus stop. All residents are allowed to have their own vehicles at the house and we encourage carpooling for those without. Uber and Lyft are great tools for residents once they get financially stable. Also, all house members are required to attend a certain number of 12 step meetings a week, we encourage house unity and getting transportation to meetings is not an issue.




What services do you offer?


Akron House provides housing to recovering alcoholics and addicts in the Baton Rouge area who have a desire to find a new way of living. We offer peer support and encouragement to utilize new tools in sobriety and prepare our residents for living in the "real world".




How much is it to move in?


Akron House does not charge any deposits or move in fees, we only charge weekly rent. The rate for all of our houses EXCEPT the women and childrens house is $130 a week. Please contact us for pricing at our women & childrens house, it varies.





 
 

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