We believe in breaking down stigma . . .

Informed media coverage creates greater recognition of the issues around alcohol and drug misuse, by increasing the awareness of symptoms, causes and treatments as well as dispelling myths to help change social attitudes and reduce stigma.

Lives Lived Well can provide media with access to expert comment on issues related to alcohol and drugs and other addictive behaviours such as gambling, as well as background information, statistics and images.

Our spokespeople include our CEO Mitchell Giles, a range of clinical staff including psychologists, psychiatrists, alcohol and drug workers, social workers, as well as people who have their own personal stories to share.

Lives Lived Well can comment on a range of topics including:

  • the effects of alcohol and drugs and their family, friends and loved ones
  • the social and economic impacts of drugs and alcohol
  • alcohol fuelled violence and domestic violence
  • general facts on drugs and alcohol and their effects
  • treatment options
  • where and how to get help for alcohol and drug problems.

Journalists wanting further information, a comment or an interview should contact the Lives Lived Well’s¬†Marketing Team on (07) 3834 0214 or marketing@liveslivedwell.org.au.

Reporting on alcohol and drugs

The effects of alcohol and drugs are far reaching. If possible any story about alcohol and drugs should include details for Lives Lived Well, as follows:

People who are seeking help for alcohol and drug problems should contact Lives Lived Well at www.liveslivedwell.org.au

Details of other organisations should also be included depending on the nature and content of the story.

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.