Since 1980, Odyssey House Auckland has treated New Zealand adults and adolescents with serious substance abuse, gambling, and other associated problems.

Dr Fraser McDonald, then head of Carrington Hospital, established Odyssey House,  Auckland’s first dedicated facility in a rented house on Rose Road in Grey Lynn in October 1981 - with a staff of just one.

From these humble beginnings, Odyssey House Auckland has built an enviable reputation for excellence, professionalism, and getting results that has seen the organisation grow strongly to become New Zealand’s foremost drug, alcohol, and gambling addiction treatment provider.

Today Odyssey House Auckland offers a diverse range of programmes and services operating from eight treatment centres in Auckland City, Manukau City, and Whangarei, and employs approximately 100 people.

Although Odyssey House receives some Government funding, its services are largely reliant on sponsorship and donations.