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Odyssey Youth Residential Programme - Residential AOD Treatment Service

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Residential alcohol & other drug treatment


North Auckland, East Auckland, Central Auckland, West Auckland, South Auckland

Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services


We have a residential treatment programme for youth from 14 to 17 years old who have a problem with alcohol and/or drugs, including young people with mental health, care and protection or youth justice needs.

Our residence provides a structured environment where young people develop resiliency, learn how to make positive choices and take responsibility for themselves and others. They learn life skills and social skills and receive treatment that fits their individual needs. This includes therapeutic group work, individual work and support from appropriate outside agencies and services.

Education is an important part of treatment and the young people living with us attend the Odyssey School. Through individual learning plans, young people are able to make progress quickly and achieve NCEA credits in core subjects: literacy, numeracy and IT.

Recreation is another important part of the programme and our youth residents do lots of sports and fitness. They also get involved in adventure and sporting activities.

Odyssey encourages family members to be actively involved at all stages of the treatment process. Opportunities to do this include visiting the house and home visits for the young people, community dinners and a forum for families to provide feedback and suggestions to us about the service we provide. We also provide family work, individually and in groups, and keep family involved in the planning and reviewing of treatment where we discuss the young person's progress.

When young people leave our residence they are making fresh choices and have a plan for their future. To support them, we have a community team who help them connect with positive peers and make positive decisions, providing individual, peer support and family support.

Contact Details

Unit 4, 3029 Great North Road
New Lynn
Auckland 0600

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Street Address

Unit 4, 3029 Great North Road
New Lynn
Auckland 0600

Postal Address

PO Box 56 447
Dominion Road
Auckland 1446

This page was last updated at 1:07PM on February 5, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Odyssey.