Addiction Resource Guide

Samhjalp Foundation

Freestanding Chemical Dependency Rehab

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation program with a strong emphasis on Christian Faith with focus on relapse prevention."

Treatment Philosophy:

"Individualized treatment based on disease concept of alcoholism/drug addiction, grounded in Christian Faith and Ministry with a strong emphasis on family participation, spirituality and long-term care."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"Multidisciplinary approach necessary."

Family Program:

"Samhjalp Foundation believes alcoholism and other drug addictions are family diseases and involves family members in the treatment when necessary. Sunday is Family Day. Family members are encouraged to attend our Sunday services."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"AA program consistently utilized with emphasis on bridges between the Bible and the 12-Steps."

Position on Confrontation:

"An atmosphere confrontive of self deception is necessary."

Additional Characteristics:

"Emphasis is put on the fundamentals of Christian Faith without any accent on dogma or theology; only concrete obedience in God's inspiration in daily life."


  • Number of Beds: 30
    Detox Available: Yes

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: 427
    Average Length of Stay 27 days
    Percent of Women 22%
    Percent under age 25 5%
    Percent with College Education: N/A
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 100%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification:30%

  • 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:
  • Relapse

  • Facility has special track for:
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Men

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Women


    Self-pay Cost per Week: none
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: No
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Yes


    Licensed by: Ministry of Health and Social Security
    Type of License: Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facility
    Accredited by: Ministry of Health

    Contact Information:

    Admissions Telephone Number: 354 561-1000
    General Information: 354 551-1000
    Address: Hverfisgata 42-44
    101 Reykjavik, Iceland