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Kristen (frontline Intake and Assessment team)

How your support helps

Sometimes, there's only one moment in a person's life when they muster the courage to pick up the phone and seek help.

Each day, we receive more than 70 calls from people seeking alcohol and drug rehabilitation and support. Our dedicated team is committed to answering them all.

But more than that, they want the time to answer each call with compassion and gentleness.

We know how difficult it is to make that call and we want to have the time to listen and give our best self to each client.

An unanswered or hurried call— could be an opportunity lost forever. It’s a missed opportunity, a lost chance to reclaim a life. 

Join us in supporting Odyssey and help more families like Josh's find hope and healing.

Together, we can make a difference.

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At 44, Josh* was a high performing executive, with a successful marriage and a teenaged son who looked up to him.

He drove an expensive car, lived in a comfortable home. To the outside world Josh’s life seemed picture perfect.

Behind the scenes, work was demanding and stressful and heavy drinking had become normalised. Drinking excessively at work functions and events, and there were many, was seen as just part of the job, even necessary to get ahead.

Over time, Josh’s excessive alcohol use led to the development of dependence on alcohol. It started having adverse social, work and health consequences.

Work started to suffer, his family relationships became strained, he developed anxiety and the life Josh had worked hard to build was under threat.

The good news is that Josh recognised how severe the problem had become and picked up the phone. One of the team at Odyssey was there to answer his call.

Then we were there to deliver support out of our Odyssey community hubs. Josh accessed evidence-based treatments, including counselling and behavioural therapies.

He learned to identify his triggers and developed problem-solving techniques, including planning around work social events, assertive communication and avoidance strategies.

Today, Josh is a role model to his son.

Josh’s newfound clarity has allowed him to handle work stress with greater ease and gain insight into his past behaviours.

Most importantly Josh has improved his relationship with his family and become a father his son can truly admire and respect.

With your help, we can continue to be on the other end of the phone, providing life-changing care to people like Josh.

*Name and image changed to protect privacy.

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About Odyssey House NSW

Odyssey House NSW provides treatment, education and support to reduce the harms associated with alcohol and other drugs.

Odyssey is one of Australia’s largest and most successful rehabilitation services. Over the last five decades we have helped more than 50,000 people turn their lives around.

We provide caring and professional support to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. We work to break the generational cycle of substance use within families and across the community.

Odyssey’s holistic, trauma-informed approach supports each person to address not just their alcohol and drug use, but all the challenges impacting their life.

At the heart of our work is a belief in the power of individuals to strengthen not only their lives but rebuild family bonds and strengthen community connections.

What We Do

Odyssey offers comprehensive support, treatment and education through community and residential programs across Greater Sydney and New South Wales.

We know from the success of our programs that addressing a person’s mental health and substance use together provides the best chance for long-lasting recovery.

Your support will provide clients the opportunity to:

If you or someone you know is experiencing addiction, please don't hesitate to contact us for support. You can speak with our team about our programs by calling 1800 397 739 or find resources and information at odysseyhouse.com.au.