Odyssey House Victoria has two Therapeutic Day Rehabilitation Programs; “Discovery” in the Werribee area and “Time for Change” in the Barwon area.

About the program

The Discovery Program supports participants and their families to address problematic alcohol and other drug (AOD) use. 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.

Program:

  • 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 assessments and any other relevant documents through to DiscoveryIntake@odyssey.org.au. 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
Email: DiscoveryIntake@odyssey.org.au

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    About the program

    Odyssey House Victoria’s Time for Change Therapeutic Day Rehabilitation Program is a community-based Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) treatment program for people aged 16 years and over residing in the Geelong area.

    The Time for Change Program supports participants and their families to address problematic alcohol and other drug use. The group program runs for 5 weeks with an additional two weeks of pre-program support and two weeks of post program support. In total we will work with each person for 9 weeks to assist them in achieving their goals. The program has been developed to assist participants to change their behaviours and gain skills to help reduce or cease problematic alcohol or other drug use, while focusing on assisting them to build the life that they want. The program consists of three phases:

    Pre program support:

    (2 weeks)
    • assessment of eligibility
    • 1:1 support with allocated Case Manager
    • Development of Individual Treatment Plan

    Group Program:

    (5 weeks)
    • 5 week program with up to 12 people
    • 4 days per week
    • 4.5 hours per day

    Post Program Support

    (2 weeks)
    • 1:1 support with Case Manager focusing on community integration
    • Referrals for ongoing support

    We work with each participant to develop an Individualised Treatment Plan (ITP) that is specific to them and their goals. The group component of the program covers the following areas and utilises a combination of therapeutic interventions including mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, and acceptance & commitment therapy:

    1. Life-skills & Community Connections
    2. Relapse Prevention & Harm Minimisation (Drugs & Addiction)
    3. Group Therapy
    4. Healthy Lifestyle
    5. Effective Communication
    6. Emotional and Mental Wellbeing

    Eligibility criteria

    • completed a current AOD Intake, Self-Completion and Comprehensive Assessment

    • willing and able to participate in a 5 week group program: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

    • committed to reducing substance misuse and able to participate in program activities.

    Referral process

    Please contact Central Intake (Barwon) on 1300 094 187 or reach us directly at XBarwon@odyssey.org.au or (03) 5226 8900.

    Contact Time for Change Program

    Central Intake (Barwon): 1300 094 187
    Office: (03) 5226 8900
    Email: XBarwon@odyssey.org.au

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