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Odyssey House Trust (Christchurch)

9.00am - 3.00pm Mon - Fri
98 Greers Road, Burnside, Christchurch, 8053
Christchurch Central Service (CCS) – AOD (Alcohol And Other Drug) Coordination
A coordination and resource centre for alcohol and drug issues. A key role of this service is to facilitate access to the Canterbury AOD treatment services. The service provides screening and assessment to help link the person win with the appropriate AOD service.
This includes access to Residential services, Day Programs, Individual Counselling and Group Work. The service has social workers, AOD counselors, nurses, peer support workers and psychologist on the team

Level 1 55-59 Ferry Road
Christchurch Central 8011
Phone: 03 338 4437
Fax: 03 338 7427
[email protected]; Methamphetamine Help Team
The service is a phone counselling service with the ability to offer some face to face appointments in Christchurch.

We are available for anyone who is experiencing a problem related to methamphetamine – those that use and those who have concerns regarding someone else’s use. Service users are assigned their own Counsellor and can be supported at any stage of their journey.

The MHT is staffed by an experienced team of AOD Counsellors. The service has been established for over 5 years and has proved to be very popular with service users due to the high level of confidentiality it offers alongside very flexible delivery options.
Our Services:

• Help and support with cutting down and/or staying off
• Support for reducing the harm caused by methamphetamine use
• Advice on how to prepare for detox, manage cravings and relapse prevention
• Information on all the treatment options and referrals to AOD agencies if needed
• Self-help material designed specifically for ‘P’ users
• A call-back service – where we will call regularly at a time/day that suits the client
• Case management – a designated Worker from start to finish
• Cultural support
• Txt service – on-going support via phone, txt or email
• Support for those concerned about another’s methamphetamine use by developing strategies to cope with the negative consequences

To self-refer, please contact the Meth Help Team on 0800 METH HELP (0800 638 443)
The Meth Help Team is not a 24-7 service. If you need immediate support, please phone the Alcohol Drug Helpline on 0800 787 797
For other services, our referral form is available at the top of this web page and can be emailed to [email protected] or faxed to 03 359 2907.
Contact : Andrew on 0800 METH HELP (0800 638 443) or phone CCS on 03 338 4437 with any inquiries.

Key information

Type of accommodation:
Emergency, Transitional
Do any charges apply?
Do I need an appointment?
Will there be a drug test?
What paperwork / ID do I need?
Criteria to stay
Youth Residential Programme:
14-18 years who are experiencing serious difficulties with substance misuse and other associated problems.

Adult Residential Programme:
- 17 years and over*
- Meet DSM IV criteria for alcohol and/or other drug abuse - dependence
- Personality difficulties requiring long-term residential treatment.· (Personality disorders which are predominantly anti-social, borderline or narcissistic)
- Not currently suicidal, homicidal or psychotic (any history of arson, physical or sexual assault requires further follow-up)
- Agrees voluntarily to rules and regulations of Odyssey House
- Is medically suited for programme
- Not intoxicated on admission
- Not requiring medical detox
- Methadone maintenance if stable
- May be on home detention

The rules:
- No stealing
- No drugs, alcohol or other contraband (e.g. money or unauthorised property)
- No sex or sexually acting out
- No violence or threats of violence
- No Gambling
Services offered
Youth residential programme, Adult residential programme.

Odyssey House Trust (Christchurch)

9.00am - 3.00pm Mon - Fri

98 Greers Road, Burnside, Christchurch, 8053

Phone 03 358 2690