General Support Services & Counselling
A team of professional counsellors and a registered nurse can help guide you through the withdrawal process with holistic care, with facilities purposely designed to provide a safe, welcoming environment for supported day recovery. Running from 8:30am – 4:30pm at our office in Sheridan St, Cairns, we can also provide you with extra support outside of these hours as well as before and after finishing the program.
Through the program we provide:
- individual assessment and care plan
- counselling sessions and exercise therapy
- GP appointments for health checks
- phone support over the weekend
After completing the 5-day Withdrawal Support Program, you have the option to enter our live-in recovery facility, Shanty Creek (in Mareeba),
Our Cairns team also provides the Breakthrough for Families program, with individual support as well as community drug and alcohol education evenings.
Breakthrough For Families
Breakthrough For Families supports families of people with problematic substance use (with specialised support for methamphetamines/ice) to be empowered to make positive changes through information, education and support. The services offered are free public information sessions, and/or individual brief intensive support.
Our Breakthrough For Families teams understand the need to be flexible and will work with you to deliver services at a suitable time and location. Breakthrough For Families is free and confidential. It operates independently from the child protection system. To chat about how we can help and for more information, just give us a call on 1300 727 957.
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Our Shanty Creek residential drug and alcohol program is located at: 294 Shanty Creek Road, Mareeba Qld 4880
Alcohol Addiction, Detoxification and Rehabilitation, Drug Addiction, Drug and Alcohol Counselling, Drug and/or alcohol counselling, Non-residential alcohol and/or drug dependence treatment, Rehabilitation Services, Residential alcohol and/or drug dependence treatment
Lives Lived Well is one of Queensland's leading support organisations for people who have problems with alcohol and drugs as well as other addictions such as gambling and associated mental health issues. We also provide counselling services in regional NSW. Our friendly and expert teams sees thousands of people each year at locations across Queensland and New South Wales. Our services include five, low-cost residential treatment facilities, located at Logan House – Brisbane QLD, Mirikai – the Gold Coast QLD, Shanty Creek – Mareeba QLD, Wyla - Orange NSW, and Elouera - Orange NSW. We also provide free alcohol and other drugs counselling for individuals, families, groups, young people and Indigenous peoples. Other services include community and youth outreach, a dual diagnosis program, headspace Southport, and the Lives Lived Well Specialist Centre. We also assist with supported accommodation. We believe passionately that people can change. That addictions can be overcome, stigmas can be overturned, and lives can be transformed. And that any day is a good day to tackle addiction. Call us on 1300 727 957 or visit www.liveslivedwell.org.auVisit Lives Lived Well website