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Odyssey House Victoria (Lower Plenty, VIC)

Odyssey House Victoria (Lower Plenty, VIC)  is a residential rehabilitation program, in the form of a Therapeutic Community, provides live-in treatment for adults, couples, and parents with their children (aged 0 to 12 years). The program offers a structured environment, working together in a values-based program as a community to help individuals make changes and choices on their pathway to recovery. What this means to each person is different.

The program provides a therapeutic balance between work, structured groups, and recreation.  Each resident has access to a variety of professional staff including psychologists, psychiatrists, GP’s, nurses, social workers, counsellors – a number of whom are experts by their own experiences. A recovery plan is developed for each resident, in partnership with Odyssey House Victoria staff.
All residents participate in the decision making of the community. They are also expected to contribute to the functioning of the community through cooking, cleaning, and working on property development and maintenance. Over time, residents will take on leadership roles in various departments such as the business office, children’s centre, property development and maintenance, and the kitchen.

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One of the unique features of the Odyssey House Therapeutic Community is that 30 beds are allocated to families, who are fully integrated into the program. In addition, they participate in parenting and family strengthening groups and activities, while children attend either an on-site child development centre and/or local kindergartens and primary schools.
All participants are encouraged and supported to deal with self-defeating repetitive patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This occurs within a safe and welcoming environment where our values of trust, concern, respect, honesty, and love are promoted.  Each resident will progress through the program at their own pace.
In general, families are able to have regular contact and visits with their family member in treatment.

Maximum Number of Residents: 90 +  (Families Welcome)

Age Range : 18 Years +   (Children of Residents)

Approximate Payment: 80 % of Centrelink

Length of Stay: 6- 12 Months

Types of Treatment: Alcohol/Drugs/Gambling/Behavioural

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Odyssey House Victoria (Lower Plenty, VIC)


28 Bonds Road,

Lower Plenty



P: (03) 9430 1800

F: (03) 9431 0816

E: [email protected]



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7 thoughts on “Odyssey House Victoria (Lower Plenty, VIC)”

  1. Odyssey is a fantastic place, with genuine experts in the field of addiction treatment, along with awesome peer workers. They have a program second to none in Australia. I am just grateful they took me in all those years ago and I have never looked back.

  2. I went to Odyssey over ten years ago. I was a completely broken person and I had been trying to get clean most of my life. I was what people a chronic relapse. I would get three months, sometimes six and even a year or two and would always for some reason end up back on the gear. I don’t know why, but I would eventually discover I had a lot more problems than alcohol and drugs and I was using these substances to medicate feelings I did not even understand. Odyssey me about the basic principles of recovery. The importance of community, peer support and finding much healthier ways to enjoy life without the constant burden of having to use. I really didn’t want to use, but I could not stop. It wasn’t until I did their extended program and began to address some of these underlying issues did I even get some peace. I have been clean ever since and it is not a bed of roses, it’s just getting on with life and genuinely enjoying each day without the cloud, or fog or buffer or constant pain of withdrawal. I have a lot of really good people in my life today and I am grateful for the staff here, who went out of their way to support me when I could not support myself.

  3. Thank God for Odyssey. At the time I went here this was the only place in Australia would would actually help a family get clean and we could not have gotten clean without their ongoing support and help. Thx All

  4. I got clean here a long time ago and I will never forget the outpouring of love and support I received from my family during my time in rehab. Their belief in me gave me the courage to keep going and helped me achieve a successful recovery.


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