Alcohol And Other Drugs Counselling Services

Alcohol and other drugs counselling

At Odyssey House, we understand the challenges that individuals face dealing with alcohol and other drugs, and the adverse impact it can have on their family and friends. We offer two alcohol and other drugs counselling programs: Alcohol and other drugs recovery groups and the SMART recovery group program.

Alcohol And Other Drugs Recovery Groups

Our Alcohol and Other Drugs recovery groups are educational groups for those seeking assistance and support for alcohol and other drug issues. This program consists of a first and second stage.

Alcohol And Other Drugs Recovery Group Stage 1

Our Stage 1 program is targeted towards people who have not yet detoxed or who are currently detoxing. Participants are welcome to join at any point during the program. When participants first join the program, our highly qualified counsellors will assist them in goal setting and creating a personalised recovery plan. From here participants will learn new skills and receive support with:

  • Harm reduction strategies
  • Lapse and relapse education
  • Understanding misuse of alcohol and other drugs
  • Weekly peer and counselling support
  • Recovery information.

 

Alcohol and Other Drugs Recovery Group Stage 2

Once participants’ complete Stage 1, they are eligible for Stage 2 of the program.  From here stage 2 shifts to focus more on aftercare, with participants learning new skills to sustain their recovery and prevent relapse. The stage 2 program focuses on:

  • Surviving relapse and building healthy habits.
  • Identifying and managing high-risk situations, triggers and cravings
  • Understanding negative thinking patterns
  • Stress management and relaxation techniques
  • Problem solving and goal setting
  • Identifying and building social support networks.
  • Weekly peer and counselling support.

 

Our AOD Recovery Groups are available all over Sydney:

 Canterbury Groups  Starting Date   Duration 
 AOD Recovery Group Stage 1  Current  Ongoing
 AOD Recovery Group Stage 2  Current  Ongoing

 

Redfern Groups  Starting Date   Duration 
 AOD Recovery Group Stage 1  1 November  8 weeks
Manly Groups Starting Dates Duration
 AOD Recovery Group Stage 1  10 October  Ongoing
Blacktown Groups  Starting Dates Duration
AOD Recovery Group Stage 1  9 October  4 weeks
AOD Recovery Group Stage 2  10 November  6 weeks

 

Doonside Groups  Starting Dates Duration
AOD Recovery Group Stage 1  9 October  4 weeks
AOD Recovery Group Stage 2  10 November  6 weeks

SMART Recovery Groups

Odyssey House’s SMART (self management and recovery training) program aims to support people concerned about their drug and/or alcohol use by implementing a practical, hands on approach. The program focuses on addressing the addictive behaviour of the individual that leads to addiction, rather than on the substance itself. Individuals set weekly goals and interact in an intimate group setting to provide support to their fellow participants and help them achieve their goals.

Currently our SMART Recovery Groups are offered in Western Sydney.

 Blacktown Groups  Starting Date   Duration 
 SMART Recovery Group (Evening)  Current  Ongoing
 SMART Recovery Group (Day)  Current  Ongoing

 

Fairfield Groups Starting Date  Duration 
SMART Recovery Groups Current Ongoing
Campbelltown Groups Starting Dates Duration
SMART Recovery Groups Current Ongoing

Contact us on 1800 397 739, or send an enquiry if you would like to learn more about our programs that will support you in your recovery journey.