New Withdrawal Support Services launched in Cairns…

Expanded alcohol and drug services are now available in the Cairns region for individuals and families affected by the problematic use of alcohol and other drugs, including methamphetamines (ice).

Headlining is the new Alcohol and Other Drugs Withdrawal Support program. This day program provides supervised care from a registered nurse and professional counsellors to provide holistic support through the withdrawal process.

Following the Withdrawal Support program, people will be able to continue their recovery by moving into individual counselling or the group counselling service Life Back.

Lives Lived Well Chief Executive Officer Mitchell Giles thanked the Northern Queensland Primary Health Network for allocating funds for the new alcohol and drug support service in the region.

“Our team is ready to provide free and professional support to people experiencing problems with substance misuse through the new Alcohol and Other Drugs Withdrawal Support service,” he said.

“It is this kind of flexible care that is helping people to access alcohol and drug treatment without having to enrol in lengthy live-in rehabilitation programs.”

“Many of the people who seek our support in the region are experiencing problems with methamphetamine and we will now be able to help even more people and families being impacted by ice.”

While ice is a focus, Lives Lived Well’s counsellors are also trained to work with people who have problems with any kind of drug, including alcohol, and can offer care and support for a range of needs, from mild to complex.

“Our flexible services allow for counselling to be delivered over the phone, face-to-face, and in group sessions,” said Mr Giles.

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