Rockhampton site works welcomed

Site works are now underway and construction will soon commence on the new Rockhampton residential alcohol and drug recovery service at 607-701 Yaamba Road, Parkhurst. Read more on our project updates page.

New Rockhampton Day Program for young people

Free alcohol and drug counselling for young people aged between 12 and 21 years in Rockhampton and surrounding communities, starts Monday 1 June through a new program funded by the State Government and delivered by Lives Lived Well.

Funding boost to Rockhampton region

Lives Lived Well is pleased to be given the opportunity by the State Government to deliver an evidence-informed alcohol and drug treatment program out of a new rehabilitation recovery centre to open in Rockhampton in 2021.

Opening in December 2021… referrals welcome from 8 November.

A new purpose-built residential alcohol and other drug treatment centre, being constructed by the Queensland Government, will open in Rockhampton in December 2021 – the first of its kind for Central Queensland.

The centre is being built in Parkhurst. With 42 beds, recreational facilities and extensive grounds, it will provide 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.

The centre will provide:

Live-in Recovery

This residential rehabilitation program is for people aged 18 years and over, delivered over a six-week cycle. Using the latest research and our experience in providing other similar, it will provide tools and strategies to:

  • reducing harms associated with alcohol or substance use
  • manage life’s challenges
  • set and work towards goals
  • reduce the likelihood or frequency of relapse.
Withdrawal Support

An onsite medically supervised drug withdrawal (detox) program for people aged 18 years and over. The program is delivered over 5 to 7 days.

Support will include:

  • withdrawal management under the supervision of a medical officer
  • 1-1 counselling and case management
  • group programs
  • transition to the residential rehabilitation program.
Family Recovery Units

Parents seeking treatment will be able to come and stay with their children at the purpose-built family friendly units. During their stay, parents will participate in our alcohol and drug rehabilitation program, delivered over a three-month period. The program includes:

  • specialist support for entering and leaving the program
  • alcohol and drug counselling, using the latest research in recovery treatment
  • parenting and relationship support
  • a focus on health and wellness

Our Track Record

We have a proven track record in supporting thousands of people each year to help reach their alcohol and drug recovery goals. We do this through the delivery of community and residential programs across Queensland and NSW, including at seven already established live-in rehabilitation services.

Lives Lived Well has been providing free alcohol and other drug counselling and support for adults in Rockhampton for about five years and group programs to the community for over two years.

Young People can participate in our new Day Support Program, which commenced in July 2020.

Interested in working in this exciting new service?

We have now finished advertising for roles at our new service, however, we are always looking for people who may be interested in joining our team when positions become available. Please sign up for Job Alerts so you never miss out on hearing about these kinds of opportunities.

Are you a GP and would like to be involved in Alcohol and Drug Treatment? We are now inviting interest from General Practitioners interested in attending the residential service on a regular basis, one or two days per week, to provide bulk-billed general medical care, health checks and assessments, undertake prescription management for withdrawal support and develop mental health plans. To find out more about this role, view our Consulting GP flyer.

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Please note: The images of the Rockhampton project design provided by MODE (above) are Artists Impressions and may not reflect the final design.