Lives Lived Well has welcomed additional State funding which will soon see several of our services delivering specialist alcohol and other drug (AOD) information and support to Queensland families.

The State Government’s Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women this week announced the funding, which will see Lives Lived Well receiving $1.84 million over two years towards providing AOD information and support to families across four sites.

The Breakthrough for Families program will be offered from Lives Lived Well services located in Townsville, Cairns, the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

The program aims to provide brief support and actively engage with families being impacted by methamphetamine (ice) and other drug use, including alcohol. This will include individual support sessions as well as education-based group sessions.

Lives Lived Well CEO Mitchell Giles said the funding would allow our services in these selected regions to provide more support to families, working with parents who have problems with drugs or alcohol towards helping them have a better understanding of their problem and its impacts.

“We look forward to providing families with the information they need to get support and to better understand the nature of alcohol and drug use and its impacts, effects and risks,” Mr Giles said.

Participation in the program will be voluntary and it will aim to be culturally respectful, accessible and inclusive.

Lives Lived Well expects the program will start to be offered from its specified sites in September 2018.

Lives Lived Well provides a range of alcohol and drug support programs and services, including residential rehabilitation programs, across Queensland and in regional NSW

For all media enquiries contact:

Michelle Saftich – Marketing & Media Officer
p 07 3834 0214
e michelle.saftich@liveslivedwell.org.au or marketing@liveslivedwell.org.au

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