Odyssey House (OHV) is now partnering with Geelong Withdrawal Unit (The Salvation Army) to reduce the risk of client overdose and to support clients as they transition from AOD residential withdrawal back into the community. Transition back to community living from residential programs including withdrawal, rehabilitation and prisons, are among the highest risk times for people with AOD issues.
Our Overdose Prevention Clinician will be based at the residential unit on certain days, to better engage high risk clients accessing that service, both during and after their withdrawal stay. Our clinician will develop overdose prevention plans for the client and their families and significant others. Through this service, we will also provide consultation to other nursing and social work staff at the residential detox unit to better reduce the likelihood of overdose after they leave.