Odyssey House’s Residential Rehabilitation program is open to anyone suffering from an alcohol and other drug addiction. The program aims to empower individuals and give them the self-confidence to become contributing members of society.
Our Residential Rehabilitation services utilise the therapeutic community model of treatment. This approach makes the community the primary influencer for promoting positive personal growth. Residents actively participate to help not only themselves, but also to provide support for their fellow residents.
As part of the therapeutic community, residents live and work together as a small community of approximately 100 people at the main facility in Eagle Vale in Sydney’s South West. The rehabilitation process is undertaken in a structured environment, with treatment support provided by professional counsellors and medical staff. Residents achieve therapeutic goals by demonstrating their ability to move through the stages of the program. As they progress, they take over the day-to-day administration and running of Odyssey House. Job functions include maintaining the property, painting, gardening, cooking, driving and administration.
Most of our residents are at Odyssey House for 9-12 months. While residents can leave at any point, it is recommended they stay for at least 9 months as research has proven that their chances of remaining abstinent are higher, the longer they stay in the program. Programs are individually tailored with each individual will have their mental and physical health assessed upon entering the program. From here, our staff will work closely with each individual to form specific strategies, such as modifications of treatment and action plans.
The Progressive Learning Centre (PLC) is the education unit at Odyssey House providing educational experiences to foster personal growth. PLC is registered by the NSW Department of Education and Communities through NESA (NSW Educational Standards Authority) and is a member of The Association of Independent Schools. Professional staff teach courses such as remedial English and Maths, Computer Skills and Visual Arts. Art-As-Therapy enables residents to create something they can be proud of, express their feelings and interact with others in a non-threatening environment. Woodwork is also an integral part of the Assessment Stage of the program. Providing a space for expression and creativity, to convey feelings and pride through hands on work. It further allows interaction in a non-threatening environment.
The Parent’s and Children’s Program at Odyssey House is one of only a handful of rehabilitation centres in Australia that allow men and women to undertake treatment whilst their children (0-12 years) live with them. You can find out more about The Parent’s & Children’s Program here.
Group therapy is conducted regularly during the week. Additionally, vocational counselling, anger management, one on one counselling, domestic violence counselling, psychological services, assertiveness training, and recreational activities are all available to our residents.
Residential Rehabilitation Costs
The Residential Rehabilitation program is affordable if you are on a Centrelink benefit and have a current Medicare card. If this is not the case, please call us to discuss costs on: 02 9281 5144.