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).