Where will your tax deductible gift be most effective this year? Your gift to Odyssey House will help others like Chris overcome their addiction.
Odyssey House would never be as tough as it was being a heroin addict on the street. Hundreds like me enter Odyssey House each year. For me, my life was a burden from childhood. I grew up in a highly dysfunctional family – my father was an alcoholic and my mother addicted to prescription pills. My life began spiraling out of control from the age of 14.Without Odyssey House I wouldn’t have turned my life around. Drug and alcohol dependence can affect people from all works of life – nurses, doctors, teachers, lawyers, labourers, businessmen. In 2012-13, 652 people were admitted to Odyssey House programs: 457 men and 195 women. Of these, 318 entered the Medically Assisted Withdrawal Unit and 334 were admitted directly into the Residential Program
I am very proud of what I have accomplished. It was not easy, but absolutely worthwhile.
Please consider supporting Odyssey House. Odyssey House is partially government funded, but that is not enough to provide services to others who have suffered with addiction
Odyssey House saved my life. Please help save someone else’s
Odyssey House - The Basics
It is easy to feel alone when in addiction and feel your life is being dominated by alcohol and drugs. You are not alone, Odyssey House is a leading expert in alcohol addiction, drug and prescription medication dependence and co-existing mental health conditions.
The treatment methods used at Odyssey House are unique in treating problematic drug misuse and its attendant behaviours as symptomatic of underlying personal problems (e.g. low self esteem, sexual abuse, domestic violence, parental drug misuse, health problems, family/relationship issues), which must be addressed to successfully overcome drug dependence and remain abstinent in the long term.
Our programs are not easy. In order for personal growth to replace drug dependency, clients work hard to change any negative attitudes and values, confront the reasons they resorted to drug misuse, and learn strategies for dealing with the ups and downs of daily life.
Your Odyssey journey will lead you to become an individual with self confidence and empower you to live a happy and fulfilling life without alcohol and drugs and its devastating effects.
Making the decision to seek treatment can be overwhelming, but your road to recovery begins here. Our Admissions and Intake Centre experts will speak with you over the telephone to learn more about your needs and provide further information on our programs.
Read more about Rose's story of addiction, rehab, recovery and living life to the full here
Should you be suitable and wish to proceed a formal phone assessment will be scheduled and to arrange a smooth transition into one of our programs.
You can contact the Admissions and Intake Centre on 9281 5144.
Our wide range of services includes:
- Admissions and Intake Centre
- Assessment and Referral Centre
- Medically Assisted Withdrawal Unit
- Residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, including
o Parent’s and Children’s Program
o Vocational and educational services
- After Care Program
- Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment (MERIT)
How can you support us
Odyssey House has been saving lives since 1977, giving hope and inspiring positive changes in over a 1000 individuals and family members each year to overcome their addictions and to live fulfilling lives.
With the help of our supporters we have been able to continue our vital programs and hope to continue to expand our Parent’s and Children’s Program. This program is dedicated to keeping families together through the recovery process and with the guidance of specialised staff and clinicians they address the needs of both parent and child.
To support Odyssey House click on and visit our Fundraising page to show your generousity.You can also become a ‘Friend of Odyssey’ and truly make a difference.