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 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 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 will be finishing on the 15th December and Redfern groups on the 13th December. Both groups will recommence in early January.

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

 

Redfern Groups  Starting Date   Duration 
 AOD Recovery Group Stage 1  Anytime  8 weeks

Blacktown groups will be finishing on the 15th December and recommencing in early January

Blacktown Groups Starting Date Duration
AOD Recovery Group Stage 2 Anytime Ongoing

Manly Groups will be finishing on the 12th December and recommencing in late January

Manly Groups Starting Date Duration
AOD Recovery Group Stage 1 Anytime Ongoing

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 will be finishing on the 18 December and recommencing on the 8 January.

Blacktown Groups  Starting Date Duration
SMART Recovery Groups  Anytime Ongoing

Campbelltown groups will be finishing on the 12th December and recommencing on the 9th January. Fairfield groups will be finishing on the 18th December and recommencing on the 8th January.

Campbelltown Groups Starting Date Duration
SMART Recovery Groups Anytime Ongoing

 

Fairfield Groups Starting Date  Duration 
SMART Recovery Groups Anytime Ongoing

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.

Burwood RSL Club  Starting Date Duration
55 – Alive  Anytime Ongoing

 

Address: 

96 Shaftesbury Rd, Burwood NSW 2134

To book your place phone: 

Justin Walker – 0432 761 563
Mark Stevens – 0481 257 318

Chatswood RSL Club  Starting Date Duration
55 – Alive  Anytime Ongoing

 

Address: 

446 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067

To book your place phone: 

Justin Walker – 0432 761 563
Mark Stevens – 0481 257 318

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.