On 6 December, Lives Lived Well welcomed our first clients into our new purpose-built residential rehabilitation service in Rockhampton.

The new service, funded by the Queensland Government, has been two years in the planning and construction and is the first of its kind for Central Queensland.

The centre is located at 12 Nuttall Street, Parkhurst (near the Music Bowl). With 42 beds, recreational facilities and extensive grounds, it provides a supportive, safe, drug, alcohol and smoke-free environment to springboard changes for those adversely impacted by their use of alcohol and/or drugs.

Queensland Health is funding Lives Lived Well to deliver drug and alcohol treatment services including:

  • residential rehabilitation – 32 beds (adult single rooms)
  • residential withdrawal treatment unit (8 beds for adults)
  • family residential rehabilitation (2 three-bedroom family units)

The new centre is an addition to Lives Lived Well’s existing adult and youth services in Rockhampton, Gladstone, Emerald, Mackay and the Whitsundays. This new service provides more access and choice – meeting the diverse needs of people in the region who are wanting to address their use of alcohol or drugs.