ODYSSEY HOUSE VICTORIA: Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment, Training & Support

Rural

RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION – RURAL

The Circuit Breaker program provides a six-week, live-in rehabilitation program in north-east Victoria for people affected by alcohol and other drug addiction, and associated mental health issues. The program accommodates 15 adults and aims to help people end the chaos associated with a substance dependant lifestyle.

About

All participants are encouraged to confront the underlying issues that led to their addiction. This occurs in a safe and supportive environment where Odyssey House’s values of trust, concern, respect, honesty and love are promoted.

The program provides a balance between work, therapy and recreation. Each resident has access to a variety of professional staff including some who have recovered from their own problems with addiction. An individual treatment plan is developed for each resident.

All residents participate in community decision-making. They are also expected to contribute to the functioning of the community by cooking, cleaning and working on property development and maintenance. A variety of group based activities help individuals learn new or better coping skills, build self esteem and take responsibility for their circumstances.

Family members are able to have regular contact and visits with program participants. The Odyssey House Circuit Breaker program is located at 1619 Kilfeera Road, Molyullah (near Benalla).

“By the time I got to Odyssey I’d been everywhere else – jail, psych institutions, lost track of how many de-toxes I went through… Nothing else worked. But something worked for me at Odyssey. I didn’t get it the first time but I got another chance and something just really clicked. It’s not easy but it was worth the effort. I learnt so much about myself and I also had a lot of fun even though I was working hard…”

-Matt