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We celebrate diversity and warmly welcome all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from all cultures and countries to our place of healing.

Lithgow Services is part of Dianella Cottage, and is a harm minimisation program which provides non-judgemental support for people with co-occurring drug, alcohol, and mental health issues including P.T.S.D.

We welcome people at all stages of addressing their substance use which includes people on opiate treatment programs, as well as people impacted by the criminal justice, child protection and mental health systems.

Drug and Alcohol Program – Lithgow

  • Group Programs – call 1300 727 957 for a current timetable
  • Community SMART Recovery – see further explanation of this free weekly group program here.
  • Work and Development Orders – an effective way to repay State Debt Recovery.

Referrals and admission

You don’t need a GP referral. You can self-refer through our website here. If you have limited access to the internet or would prefer to speak to us to request a referral, please phone the Contact Team on 1300 727 957.

We also accept online provider referrals from other health professionals, services and community and government organisations or they can fax referrals to 07 5546 8223.

Want more information?

For further questions about this program, view our FAQs page here or you can contact us on 1300 727 957.

Do I need to stop taking drugs or drinking alcohol to come to this program?

We are a harm minimisation program which means we work with people to reduce the impact of using drugs and alcohol. If you decide to attend a group, you need to commit to actively participating and to not being intoxicated when you attend.

Is there a cost?

Donations are greatly appreciated to help cover costs for resources and materials for group programs.

Can I complete my Work and Development Order through this program?

Yes, Dianella Cottage, as a program of Lives Lived Well, is an approved sponsor organisation for Work and Development Orders as outlined by the NSW State Debt Recovery Office.

Can I access the Katoomba Dianella Cottage Services?

Yes. We offer a wide range of drug and alcohol treatment programs at our Katoomba premises. Contact Dianella Cottage on 02 4782 9265 for information and a program, or to speak to one of our staff members.

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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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