The Odyssey House program helps the individual develop self confidence, a sense of adequacy and how to become a contributing member of society.
Their programs are structured live-in programs where all residents of the community are joined together in a single purpose – to improve their well-being.
The treatment method used at Odyssey House treats addiction, drug misuse and associated types of anti-social behavior as being symptomatic of underlying causes and manages clients accordingly. When appropriate, the dependent children of residents participating in the program may also receive accommodation and support. Children 10 yrs and under. (From Websites)
Maximum Number of Residents:
Age Range : 18-75 Years
Payment: Approximately 80% of Centrelink Payment (+ $250.00)
Length of Stay: 9 Months to 1 Year +
Types of Treatment: Drugs/Alcohol/Behavioural/Psychological issues/Chronic Health Problems
Level 1, 61 Renwick Street
Redfern NSW 2016
P: (02) 9281 5144
F: (02) 9281 5146
13a Moonstone Place
Eagle Vale NSW 2558
P: (02) 9820 9999
F: (02) 9820 1796
ABC Radio: Thursday, 25/10/2012, 9:22AM
ABC News: 22/11/2010, 9:51pm
From the CEO Of Odyssey: James A Pitts MA
There are no easy answers to the problems of drug misuse in our society and the reality is that drug problems are not confined to an isolated few. Research shows, however, that drug rehabilitation can work. More than 70% of residents completing our program remain drug free after a year.
All residents in the program must confront the reason they turned to an addictive lifestyle. Residents are taught alternative ways of dealing with the ups and downs of daily life.
After completing the program, residents are likely to live longer, reduce crime and ease demands on health and community services. In 2013-14, Odyssey House residents accounted for over 28,507 drug and crime free days.