Coming to Central Queensland in late 2021…
A new purpose-built residential alcohol and other drug treatment centre currently under construction by the Queensland Government, will open in Rockhampton in late 2021 – the first of its kind for Central Queensland.
The centre is being built at 607-701 Yaamba Road, Parkhurst (near the Music Bowl). 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:
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.
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?
Our first phase of recruitment to a number of roles has now closed, but a second round will be launched in early July. This second phase will recruit to other roles, including support workers and non-clinical positions. Please sign up for Job Alerts if wanting to be notified as to when these next roles open for application.
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. If you have any queries about the role, email [email protected]
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