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Have a problem with drugs or alcohol?  We can help.

Lives Lived Well provides support for people in Queensland and New South Wales 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 New South Wales 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. You can view all our services on our Queensland Services and New South Wales Services pages.

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 seven rehabilitation centres: Logan House (Chambers Flat, QLD), Mirikai (West Burleigh, QLD), Shanty Creek (Mareeba, QLD), Wunya (Caboolture, QLD), Wyla (Orange, NSW), Elouera (Orange, NSW) or Watershed (Wollongong, NSW). We also offer Logan Family Recovery Units (Chambers Flat, QLD) for families, and Wyla Withdrawal Unit (Orange, NSW) for medical detox.

Mental health and medical services

We proudly lead headspace Southport and headspace Upper Coomera for young people, NewAccess in the Darling Downs, West Moreton, Western Queensland, and Gold Coast regions, and the Lives Lived Well Specialist Centre at Burleigh Heads. We also have our Lighthouse service, which supports young people with severe and/or complex mental health at Southport.

Service hubs

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

Our service hubs are located at:

  • Queensland
    • Brisbane North – Caboolture (Withdrawal/Day Program), Morayfield, Redcliffe and Strathpine
    • Brisbane South – Beenleigh and Beaudesert
    • Gold Coast – Burleigh Heads and Nerang
    • Sunshine Coast – Nambour
    • Central Queensland – Gladstone and Rockhampton
    • Central West – Longreach
    • North Queensland – Ayr, Cairns, Mackay and Townsville
    • Darling Downs – Toowoomba and Dalby
    • South Burnett – Kingaroy.
  • New South Wales
    • Blue Mountains – Katoomba and Lithgow
    • Central West & Orana – Dubbo and Orange
    • Illawarra – Wollongong
    • South East & Tablelands – Bega.


“Lives Lived Well celebrates diversity within our communities and welcomes all people through our door for support, without judgment or discrimination. We work with people, irrespective of their ethnicity, lifestyle choice, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex variance, abilities, religious or cultural backgrounds or health or financial status. Everyone has the right to live well, with dignity and respect.”

– our commitment to inclusivity

“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

“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

Last financial year we supported more than 19,000 people through services and programs in Queensland and New South Wales

“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 provided almost 35,000 bed nights across Queensland and New South Wales last financial year

“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

Merger of two alcohol and drug support organisations

Merger of two alcohol and drug support organisations

Watershed and Lives Lived Well today, Thursday 1 October 2020, celebrate an amicable union by way of a merger between the two not-for-profit organisations. The merger is aimed at strengthening services and continuing quality support to people and families impacted by alcohol or drugs.

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headspace Upper Coomera officially opens

headspace Upper Coomera officially opens

headspace Upper Coomera is celebrating the opening of its doors, providing a vital new mental health service for young people aged 12-25 in the growing northern corridor. Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) has commissioned Lives Lived Well to run the centre.

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

Lives Lived Well celebrates diversity and is committed to providing inclusive services. Everyone has the right to live well, with dignity and respect. We offer support to all people without judgment or discrimination.