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Have a drugs, alcohol or mental health concern?  We can help. Call 1300 727 957 for inquiries.

Lives Lived Well provides support for people in Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia 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. Our community supports are free to access, and we also provide low-cost live-in services. 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, call us on 1300 727 957 to learn more about our services and what would be right for you. Our FAQs page also has answers to common queries.

“It’s had such a positive impact on my recovery already. I’m proud to say I’m trying my hardest and with the help of these guys at nana muru I feel every day’s getting better. “

– Anonymous client of Nana Muru withdrawal program, 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 residential facility, via Care Opinion

“If you or anyone you know is struggling with substance abuse, don’t hesitate to reach out to Lives Lived Well. Their expert team provided me with the support and resources necessary to overcome addiction and lead a fulfilling life. I stopped suffering in silence and took the first step towards recovery.”

– Anonymous client of Lives Lived Well, via Care Opinion

“I gained a better understanding of myself and others that are affected by addiction. I finally learned the skills to overcome my addiction and regain confidence in myself. I renewed my love of life!”

– Anonymous client of Lives Lived Well, via Care Opinion

Alcohol and other drug counselling

We run day group programs and live-in residential programs; provide alcohol or drug counselling; and support for gambling. You can also access free over-the-phone counselling during office hours. We also support families, young people, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

View all of our alcohol and other drug programs here >

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 rehabilitation centres or withdrawal units:


Logan House (Chambers Flat), Mirikai (West Burleigh), Shanty Creek (Mareeba), Wunya (Caboolture, QLD), Binbi Yadubay (Rockhampton); for families, Logan Family Recovery Units (Chambers Flat) and Rockhampton Family Recovery Units (Rockhampton); and for medical detox, the Rockhampton Withdrawal unit (Rockhampton, QLD).

New South Wales

Wyla (Orange), Elouera (Orange), Watershed (Wollongong); and for medical detox, the Wyla Withdrawal Unit (Orange, NSW).

View all of our live-in services here >

Mental health and medical services

We proudly lead a variety of mental health, wellbeing, and medical services across Queensland and Northern Adelaide:

View all of our mental health programs here >

“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 residential facility, via Care Opinion

“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 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 residential facility, 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 residential facility, via Care Opinion

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Veteran and families lives to be lived well in Adelaide

Veteran and families lives to be lived well in Adelaide

Today (18 January), Lives Lived Well celebrates a significant milestone, having secured a $5.445 million grant for the establishment of a new Veterans’ and Families’ Hub in Elizabeth. This announcement was made by Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Keogh and Member for Spence, Matt Burnell.

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Lives Lived Well recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original inhabitants of the land now known as Australia and their continuing connection to land, air and sea. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands across which we work and live, and pay our respects to elders, past and present.

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

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