Odyssey House Residential Rehabilitation
Odyssey House Residential Rehabilitation programs are structured live-in programs for people who experience severe problems with alcohol and/or drug use, and their associated mental health issues.
• Both of Odyssey House’s Residential Rehabilitation programs (Long Term and Short Term) comprise a group of people joined together for a single purpose – to improve the well-being of its clients
• All clients of the communities have decided of their own accord to enter Rehabilitation and may leave at any time by their own free will
• Odyssey House Victoria has two residential rehabilitation communities. The first is in Lower Plenty, Melbourne. The second is near Benalla in North-East Victoria.
• The communities have some basic Rules (see below) which all members are required to observe to ensure everyone feels safe and welcome.
• The programs are individually determined
• Group therapy is regularly conducted throughout the week.
• Residents are expected to actively participate in scheduled activities such as daily work functions, meetings, meal times, group therapy etc.
Odyssey House aims to assist people with drug and alcohol problems with an understanding this is a process that requires change in a number of aspects of people’s lives. It is not simply about reducing one’s substance use.
Odyssey House does not operate a detoxification or withdrawal program, but will support access to detoxification services and provide post detoxification services.
Odyssey House aims to assist people to establish a life that is free from drug dependence and develop a productive and fulfilling life. This may mean change in how a person approaches life and negotiates the world, people may need assistance in managing emotional concerns, changing friendship circles, re-engaging in employment which might require training, developing interests in pro-social activities, repairing family relationships and if children are involved, strengthening parenting practices and learning new approaches.
These changes cannot occur all at once and need to be integrated into a bigger plan that priorities each step on the road to recovery. The process is based upon goals developed during the assessment phase of the program. The development of goals is a collaborative process between the individual and the clinician and begins once an assessment is concluded. The goals are regularly reviewed and modified as necessary.
• No violence or threat of violence*
• No theft*
• No drugs or alcohol*
• No sex* (unless in a couple/relationship)
* No knowledge of breaking these rules
PLEASE NOTE: These rules are in place to protect the residents and provide a safe environment for everybody. Breaches of these rules are taken seriously and may result in an individual being asked to leave the program.