Samhjalp Foundation

Freestanding Chemical Dependency Rehab



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


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.”

Contact Information:

Admissions Telephone Number: (866) 932-5985
General Information: (866) 932-5985
Address: Hverfisgata 42-44
101 Reykjavik, Iceland