We are here to help. We believe passionately that people can change and that everyone has the right to live with dignity.

Lives Lived Well provides support for people in Queensland communities who are being impacted by alcohol or drugs or problems with mental health. We aim to take a holistic, compassionate and harm minimisation approach to help people live their lives well. Read more about our story.

If you’re concerned about the role that drugs or alcohol play in your life, or the lives of your loved ones, you can speak to one of our professional counsellors by calling: 1300 727 957.

Alcohol and drug counselling

Free alcohol or drug counselling is provided across Queensland and free over-the-phone counselling is offered during office hours. Find a service near you.

We provide alcohol and drug counselling and support for adults, group programs, support for young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, families, and people with complex needs, including mental health concerns.

Live-in and recover

If drugs or alcohol are having a serious impact, you may want to consider live-in rehabilitation at one of our three rehabilitation centres: Logan House (Chambers Flat), Mirikai (West Burleigh) or Shanty Creek (Mareeba).

Mental health and medical services

We proudly lead headspace Southport for young people, and the Banjara Medical Centre on the Gold Coast.

Service hubs

Our service hubs provide alcohol and drug counselling, case management, outreach and some are offering group programs.

Our service hubs are located at:

  • Brisbane North – Caboolture, Deception Bay, Redcliffe, Strathpine
  • Brisbane South – Beenleigh, Beaudesert
  • Gold Coast – Burleigh, Nerang
  • Sunshine Coast – Maroochydore
  • Central Queensland – Gladstone, Rockhampton
  • North Queensland – Ayr, Townsville and Charters Towers
  • Darling Downs – Toowoomba and Dalby
  • South Burnett – Kingaroy.

"I'm building a stable life, I'm enjoying time with my child. I'll always be grateful to have had such caring support and have wonderful people have faith in me."

– Anonymous client of Logan House, via Care Opinion

Over our five years as an organisation, our teams have tirelessly provided over 130,000 episodes of care

"I found that I learnt a lot about addiction and some of the psychology behind my abuse of alcohol. I also learnt a great deal more about myself and it was a substantially eye-opening experience."

– Anonymous client of Logan House, via Care Opinion

Since 2012 we have supported over 30,000 people through services and programs in QLD

"I am free from the obsession and compulsion. I have had to face some hurdles since being in recovery, not everything has been easy, but I always have support since engaging with the services provided through Lives Lived Well..."

– Anonymous client of Mirikai, via Care Opinion

Our residential services have supported more than 2000 people for over 100,000 bed nights

"I cannot thank you enough for the support you have given me, my family and my child. I have seen my child struggle through the first four months in rehabilitation, to wanting to participate and strive to be the wonderful person my child was put here to be."

– Anonymous client of Mirikai, via Care Opinion

Latest News

Central Queensland to Receive New Drug and Alcohol Services

Lives Lived Well is pleased to announce it will soon be offering more support in the Central Queensland region thanks to a welcome injection of funds from the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN. Lives Lived Well currently provides drug and alcohol counselling and support in Gladstone and Rockhampton.

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Rising need for ICE help in Charters Towers

Lives Lived Well has been featured in an article written by The Northern Miner, the local newspaper of Charters Towers. Lives Lived Well’s Far North Queensland manager Rachael Ham commented in the article that there is a rising number of young people with issues around early psychosis resulting from the use of methamphetamines, particularly ICE. Currently Lives Lived Well provides face-to-face counselling in Charters Towers every Tuesday at Prospect Community Services.

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Lives Lived Well acknowledges the peoples of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia, and upholds and respects their continuing connection to land, culture and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future.