Our main service is to provide safe, drug and alcohol free, fully furnished sober living homes for men and women located in Baton Rouge, who are in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.
At Akron House, you will find that the newcomer is the most important person. We strive to help all of our residents succeed. Some unique things we offer in our six houses are: transportation services and weekly, 98 panel lab testing.
Our Baton Rouge based sober living community consists of six total houses, each being gender specific. We have 3 men's sober living houses, 2 women's sober living houses and 1 for women with children. Four of our houses are located on the same block in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood, the other 2 are located a few streets over, and are only 2 houses apart. Come recover with us in our very own community.
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.
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.
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.
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 weekly with 98 panel lab drug screens. Health insurance covers the cost of these so every resident needs to have health insurance (medicaid inlcuded) upon entering the house. We also test drugs and alcohol with both alcohol strips and a 12 panel CLIA Waived urine test cup for 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?Akron house NOW OFFERS transportation services!! We will offer services to work, to the grocery store and to meetings! For all other transporation needs, we are also 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.
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". We also offer transportation to all of our residents, 98 panel weekly lab drug screens, court letters and communication, and more!
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.