Odyssey House Victoria and Anglicare Victoria’s Therapeutic Day Rehabilitation Program (Discovery) is a newly developed Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) community-based treatment program

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About the program

The Discovery Program supports participants and their families to address problematic alcohol and other drug use, including ice (methamphetamine). The program runs a series of activities and groups to assist participants to change their behaviours and gain skills to help reduce or cease problematic alcohol or other drug use. Participants are supported in establishing healthier relationships and lifestyles. The program consists of three phases:

Pre program:

  • assessment of program eligibility
  • allocation of dedicated worker
  • development of treatment and support plans.


  • 5 week non-residential day rehabilitation program
  • cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • case planning
  • enhancing individual’s motivation to change
  • life and self-management skills
  • transitional planning.

After care:

  • ongoing referral and support.

Therapeutic and evidence based modules:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapies and psycho- education
  • emotional regulation
  • relapse prevention
  • harm reduction strategies
  • mindfulness
  • Group Therapy sessions
  • art.

Life skills development:

  • planned outings
  • social activities
  • community connections
  • yoga
  • nutrition
  • healthy living.

Eligibility criteria

  • completed a current AOD Initial Self Screener and Comprehensive Assessment
  • willing and able to participate in a 5 week group program, Monday to Friday
  • committed to reducing substance misuse and able to participate in program activities
  • stable housing (i.e. housing that permits them to be able to maintain their attendance).

Referral process

Email or fax current AOD Initial Self Screener and Comprehensive Assessment. Acknowledgment receipts are emailed or faxed to referrer (see contact information below).Initial contact with Intake is recommended to ensure appropriateness of referral. Participants cannot attend the program if substance affected and unable to engage in the program activities or are a risk to other participants. Detox can be arranged prior to program commencement.

Contact Discovery Program

Office: (03) 9731 2500
Intake & Assessments: 1800 700 514

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