Introducing Lives Lived Well

In May 2012 the Alcohol and Drug Foundation Queensland, Gold Coast Drug Council and the Queensland Drug and Alcohol Council, merged to establish Lives Lived Well.

Lives Lived Well services extend across Queensland and include both residential and non-residential programs.

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Need help or advice

Our dedicated and professional staff are here to provide a safe and friendly place for you to consider your choices and explore your options.

We also offer support and information to friends and family. Our community services are free and confidential.

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What we do

Our programs include:

  • drug diversion programs
  • adult, youth and family counselling for both Indigenous and non indigenous persons affected either directly or indirectly by substance use
  • community outreach programs
  • youth outreach programs
  • young families support program
  • prison and drug court programs

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Meet the  Lives Lived Well Group

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Concerned about alcohol and want to take action? Please help us identify and better understand key issues and concerns around alcohol in your community.

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Meet the  Lives Lived Well Group
Alcohol and Drug Foundation Queensland

Alcohol and Drug Foundation Queensland

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation Queensland (ADFQ) is a non-government organisation dedicated to reducing the individual and social harms associated with alcohol and drug use and to promoting health enhancing behaviour change. Find out more

Logan House

Logan House is a 37 bed residential drug rehabilitation facility situated on the Logan River, midway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Find out more


Gold Coast Drug Council

Gold Coast Drug Council

The Gold Coast Drug Council Inc. (GCDC) had its beginning as a voluntary organisation and was established in 1971 as the first alcohol and drug service on the Gold Coast. Over the years GCDC has developed a range of community services which assist young people and their families.
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Mirikai, local Aboriginal meaning 'a place of peace' is a specialist alcohol and other drug treatment program for people 18 to 30 years situated in West Burleigh.
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Gold Coast Drug Council Inc

The Queensland Drug and Alcohol Council

Queensland Drug and Alcohol Council

The Queensland Drug and Alcohol Council (QDAC) was established in 2001 to expand drug and alcohol service delivery services throughout Queensland.  

QDAC established an assessment and referral Shopfront in Cairns in 2010, and recently opened a residential therapeutic community in Mareeba to provide residential treatment services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from Cairns and the surrounding regions. Find out more

Shanty Creek Therapeutic Community

The Shanty Creek Therapeutic Community provides residential rehabilitation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women aged 18 and over, whose lives are affected by the misuse of alcohol and other drugs. Find out more

The Queensland Drug and Alcohol Council

Where we work

Our community service programs are delivered in locations throughout Queensland, with offices in Brisbane, Springwood, Caboolture, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Dalby, Murgon, Kingaroy, Redcliffe, Longreach, Gladstone, Charters Towers, Ayr, Mareeba and Cairns.

Our corporate office is located in Spring Hill, Brisbane.

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Lives Lived Well Corporate Office

Level 1, Boundary Court
55 Little Edward Street
Spring Hill Q 4000

07 3834 0200
07 3832 2527

Where we work