Alcohol And Other Drugs Counselling Services

Alcohol and other drugs counselling

At Odyssey House we understand the challenges that individuals and families face dealing with alcohol and other drugs. We offer three alcohol and other drugs counselling programs: Alcohol and other drugs recovery groups, SMART recovery groups, and the 55 – Alive program.

Alcohol And Other Drugs Recovery Groups

Our Alcohol and other drugs recovery groups are educational groups for those seeking 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
  • 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.

Locations

Canterbury Groups

  • AOD Recovery Group Stage 1
  • AOD Recovery Group Stage 2

Redfern Groups

  • AOD Recovery Group Stage 1
  • AOD Recovery Group Stage 2

Blacktown Groups

  • AOD Recovery Group Stage 1
  • AOD Recovery Group Stage 2

Baulkham Hills Groups

  • AOD Recovery Group Stage 1
  • AOD Recovery Group Stage 2

Manly Groups

  • AOD Recovery Group Stage 1

Fairfield Groups

  • AOD Recovery Group Stage 1

Bowral Groups

  • AOD Recovery Group Stage 2

Bankstown

  • AOD Recovery Group Stage 1

Campbelltown

  • AOD Recovery Group Stage 1

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.

Our SMART Recovery Groups are available in the following locations:

Locations

Our SMART Recovery Groups are currently running in:

  • Blacktown

Our SMART Recovery Groups are currently running in:

  • Campbelltown
  • Fairfield

55 – Alive Program

Our 55 Alive program is aimed at social drinkers aged 45 and above who want to know more about how to drink safely. The free, fortnightly, sessions are run by experienced Odyssey House counsellors and are designed to be fun and informative.

Locations

Burwood RSL Club  Starting Date Duration
55 – Alive  TBA Ongoing

 

Address: 

96 Shaftesbury Rd, Burwood NSW 2134

To book your place phone: 1800 397 739

Chatswood RSL Club  Starting Date Duration
55 – Alive  TBA Ongoing

 

Address: 

446 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067

To book your place phone: 1800 397 739

The Mounties Group – Liverpool  Starting Date Duration
55 – Alive  TBA Ongoing

 

Address: 

101 Meadows Rd, Mount Pritchard NSW 2170

To book your place phone: 1800 397 739

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.