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Odyssey House Christchurch

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Drug Treatment Programme and Aftercare Service

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Residential alcohol & other drug treatment



Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Process

This service is only available via the prison case management system.


The Drug Treatment Programme at Christchurch Men’s Prison is funded by the Department of a Corrections. It is a 6 month alcohol and drug treatment programme, based on a modified therapeutic community programme, which fits within the prison environment.

The primary goal is to foster personal growth. This is accomplished by changing an individual’s lifestyle through a community of concerned people working together to help themselves and each other. Residents receive extensive assessment, individual and group therapy as well as education and structured activities.

Individuals who graduate the Drug Treatment Programme can elect to work with a member of the Aftercare team for up to a year after graduation.  Aftercare support is delivered both within the prison, if a client remains in prison after graduation, and within the community.  It consists of group and individual therapy.

Aftercare workers help to build a network of support around an individual and can also work with whānau or family members, employers, Community Probation Officers and others who the client identifies as a significant support in maintaining change.

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


98 Greers Road
Canterbury 8053

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Street Address

98 Greers Road
Canterbury 8053

Postal Address

Odyssey House Trust
PO Box 34009
Christchurch 8440

This page was last updated at 8:43AM on May 27, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Odyssey House Christchurch.