Have a problem with drugs or alcohol? We can help.
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.
If you live outside of Queensland, Lives Lived Well also delivers services and programs in regional NSW. Visit our NSW website.
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
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 and Strathpine
- Brisbane South – Beenleigh and Beaudesert
- Gold Coast – Burleigh, Southport, and Nerang
- Sunshine Coast – Maroochydore
- Central Queensland – Gladstone, Rockhampton
- Central West – Longreach
- North Queensland – Mackay, Ayr, Townsville, Charters Towers and Cairns
- Darling Downs – Toowoomba and Dalby
- South Burnett –Kingaroy, Cherbourg.
“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.”
"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."
"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."
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..."
Our residential services have supported more than 2700 people for over 130,000 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."
LLW CEO Mitchell Giles, Team Leader Ronelle Waring, Scott Buchholz MP and Jon Krause MP Lives Lived Well’s official opening of a new space in Beaudesert will allow for an increase in drug and alcohol support to the community, including the running of group programs....read more
Lives Lived Well wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season! We have changed service availability over the holiday period.read more
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.