Responsibility House, Terrytown, Louisiana

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1799 Stumpf Blvd, Bldg 7, Ste 4
Terrytown, LA, 70056

Responsibility House Overview

Responsibility House, located in Terrytown, Louisiana, is a behavioral health organization that began over 20 years ago offering mental health services and programs to clients seeking recovery. The facility was founded by Mike Martyn who was an addict in recovery and was passionate about creating a cost-effective treatment to individuals seeking addiction recovery. The story behind the name of the facility is quite humorous, as a state official told him that all the names he chose or suggested were taken and he replied “Okay, I’ll take Responsibility”, and that is how the name “Responsibility House” was born.
The treatment technique used at the facility is strictly evidence-based, utilizing modalities such as holistic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, 12-step, and goal-oriented. Clients seeking treatment for co-occurring disorders will also find such here.
The facility offers two phases of the program. The first phase consists of intensive clinical treatment and the treatment holds seven days a week and can last for up to six weeks. The treatment approach utilized during treatment includes family therapy, 12-step meeting, addiction education, relapse prevention, group therapy, individual therapy, and many more. The second phase of treatment is not as intensive as the first phase as it lasts for a maximum of four weeks. Clients are required to search for employment in the morning time and attend treatment during the afternoon time. After completion of the program, clients can leave the program and move to a halfway house after the four-week duration is over, or when they find gainful employment.
Residents in the first phase of treatment begin their day at 6 am and after completing their morning activities, go for breakfast. After morning rituals are over, clients are required to head to the treatment office where their treatment programs will take place. These programs may involve group therapy and addiction education classes for eight hours daily. Clients are also required to attend 12-step meetings in the evenings and join in recreational activities such as volleyball and football.

Accommodation And Food

The accommodation offered to clients gives off a homey feeling instead of a clinical feeling. The facility can admit a maximum of 12 residents at a time who are required to share modest-sized bedrooms. Each room comes fully equipped with twin beds, storage space, and dressers. The facility also offers other amenities such as nearby parks for relaxation and a common area, which offers a television.
All clients living at the facility are required to prepare their meals themselves. Even though treatments, meetings, and therapy sessions hold off-site, they may return to the facility to cook their breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Treatment & Therapy

Responsibility House offers different programs to clients suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues, based on their specific needs. Some of these are:

  • Residential treatment
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Supported Housing

Residential Treatment

The behavioral health facility offers an intensive program to clients in the residential program. Treatment techniques used for treatment include cognitive behavioral therapy and 12-step. The facility creates a safe and structured environment for monitored treatment and for clients to build a proper foundation for healing. The facility offers aftercare services to clients after completion of the residential program.
The following are conditions treated at the facility:
Substance abuse

Responsibility House Therapy Options

Responsibility House offers a number of options for therapy to clients with substance abuse and mental health issues, which include:

  • Group therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Recreational therapy


Responsibility House typically costs $3,300 for a 30-day treatment at the facility. The cost for treatment varies greatly depending on the type of care, level of care, and program a patient is registered into. Other funding is available for individuals who are unable to pay for treatment and are found eligible. Clients can contact Responsibility House for more information on payment, admission, and more.

Responsibility House Advantages

The facility offers a 12-bed halfway house to clients who have completed a primary residential program. This program also serves as a resource to the homeless clients in the community. After admission into the halfway house, clients must be actively seeking out jobs or be in gainful employment. After they have found a job, the staff team at the facility will begin to teach them life skills such as budgeting tips. Also after clients have found a job, they are required to start paying fees such as food, utilities, and rent. This halfway house program typically lasts for five to ten months.
Clients seeking an Intensive Outpatient Program will also find such here as the facility offers but intensive and basic outpatient tracks to both women and men. In totality, the facility is a good resource for clients who are seeking treatment that is both affordable and concise.

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