Addiction Resource Guide

La Verna Lodge

Long Term Residential Program

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Our treatment program, geared for adult males struggling with chemical dependency and complex recovery issues, is clinically diverse, spiritually orientated, and challenging."

Treatment Philosophy:

"We believe that chemical dependency is a medical disease that is lifelong, devastating to personal and family relationships and potentially fatal. Yet, with appropriate treatment one can begin the journey to resolving unmanageability and powerlessness thereby developing a solid recovery."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"We believe chemical dependency, psychiatric disorders and/or coexisting addictions must be treated simultaneously."

Family Program:

"The Lodge provides personal and individualized counseling for family members."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"Residents at La Verna Lodge participate in outside 12 Step meetings, obtain sponsors, and build a foundation for lasting sobriety and recovery."

Position on Confrontation:

"La Verna Lodge utilizes constructive 'care-frontation' versus any form of humiliating, destructive confrontations."

Additional Characteristics:

"The name La Verna Lodge was inspired by St. Francis of Assissi's mountain retreat in central Italy and includes Fr. Leo Booth's 'Say Yes to Life Program'."


    Number of Beds: 14
    Detox Available: No

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits 9
    Average Length of Stay 60-90 days
    Percent of Women 0%
    Percent under 25 30%
    Percent with College Education 60%
    Percent Covered by Public Assistance 0%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification30%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: No


Facility has separate program for:
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Marijuana
  • Men
  • Relapse
  • Young Adults (Ages 18-25)

  • Facility has special track for:
  • Abuse/PTSD/Trauma
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Healthcare Professionals

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Clergy
  • Criminal Justice
  • Crystal Meth
  • Family
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Geriatric
  • Grief & Loss
  • Inhalant Abuse
  • Methadone
  • Native American
  • Nicotine Cessation
  • Obsessive Compulsive
  • Parenting/Life Skills
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Professional Renewal/Training
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Sexual Addictions
  • Vocational Skills
  • Workaholism


    Self-pay Cost: $1200 per week
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: No
    Medicare Coverage accepted: No
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Yes


    Licensed by: Indiana Div. of Mental Health and Addictions
    Type of License: Addictions Service Provider Regular Certification
    Accredited by: CARF

    Contact Information:
    Admissions Telephone Number: (877) 867-4330
    General Information: (877) 867-4330
    Address: 1950 E. Greyhound Pass, Suite 18 PMB 349
    Carmel, IN 46033