Odyssey House Victoria offers a wide range of programs and services for people who are affected by drug and alcohol problems. These programs include counselling, positive behavioural change and Case Management.

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Odyssey House Victoria has face-to-face, online or phone counselling for individuals and families. We also provide family and group counselling.  Case Management (known as Care & Recovery Co-ordination) supports treatment pathways for clients who have multiple and complex needs. This is offered after an intake worker has spoken to a potential client and confirmed with them what help is needed.

Mental health

It is very common for people with a drug or alcohol problem to also have a mental health issue.  Having both a mental health issue and a drug and alcohol problem is often called “dual diagnosis”.

Common mental health issues include difficulties with:
  • Different forms of anxiety including panic attacks, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress
  • Depression
  • Unresolved grief
  • Bipolar mood disorder (formerly called ‘manic depression’)
  • Thought disorder (drug induced psychosis, schizophrenia)
  • Personality disorder

It can be difficult to get the help needed when someone has a dual diagnosis. At Odyssey House Victoria we have a commitment to providing relevant and effective services for people who have a mental health issue, in addition to their drug or alcohol problems. As part of this, we offer all our clients mental health screening and appropriate treatment options. We know that providing treatment for both issues together leads to better outcomes than dealing with them separately.

Community programs

Aboriginal Metro Ice Program

An Odyssey clinician is employed to provide culturally safe and appropriate AOD outreach and site-based assessment and counselling services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Straits Islander people and their families where there is problematic AOD use, and who are living in the NW and SW Melbourne Metro region.

Odyssey House provides this service in partnership with VAHS, Uniting Vic.Tas  and VACCHO. 

Phone: 0466 331 147

Neighbourhood Justice Centre:

 An experienced Odyssey clinician can provide assessment, counselling, support and referral for clients who self-refer for alcohol or other drug use, regardless of whether they have a legal issue or not, if they fit one or more of the following:

  • live in the City of Yarra
  • are homeless
  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Contact

General enquiries: (03) 9420 7600
Fax: (03) 9425 9537

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