New Cairns office is our one-stop-shop for support

All the cairns teams in front of new building

Our Cairns team are providing intake and assessment, withdrawal support and community re-entry services.

We have a new service hub in Cairns, providing a central place for people to access withdrawal support, intake and assessment for residential treatment at Shanty Creek, and community re-entry support services for people leaving correctional services.

Moving to larger premises to host this hub, the new building also features two two-bedroom units, which are available to people transitioning into and out of our services.

The Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, recently joined our CEO, Mitchell Giles, for the official opening of the new building at 139 Sheridan St, Cairns.

This is the first time we’ve been able to offer our clients transitional housing in Cairns. The units provide safe and secure accommodation for people while they participate in our withdrawal day program or prepare to return to country after completing residential treatment at nearby Shanty Creek.

If you’re in Cairns please pop in and say hello to our team. You can’t miss our building – it’s the one with bright green and blue tiles on the front!

Cairns Withdrawal Support Services Launched

Cairns Withdrawal Support Services Launched

New Withdrawal Support Services launched in Cairns…

Expanded alcohol and drug services are now available in the Cairns region for individuals and families affected by the problematic use of alcohol and other drugs, including methamphetamines (ice).

Headlining is the new Alcohol and Other Drugs Withdrawal Support program. This day program provides supervised care from a registered nurse and professional counsellors to provide holistic support through the withdrawal process.

Following the Withdrawal Support program, people will be able to continue their recovery by moving into individual counselling or the group counselling service Life Back.

Lives Lived Well Chief Executive Officer Mitchell Giles thanked the Northern Queensland Primary Health Network for allocating funds for the new alcohol and drug support service in the region.

“Our team is ready to provide free and professional support to people experiencing problems with substance misuse through the new Alcohol and Other Drugs Withdrawal Support service,” he said.

“It is this kind of flexible care that is helping people to access alcohol and drug treatment without having to enrol in lengthy live-in rehabilitation programs.”

“Many of the people who seek our support in the region are experiencing problems with methamphetamine and we will now be able to help even more people and families being impacted by ice.”

While ice is a focus, Lives Lived Well’s counsellors are also trained to work with people who have problems with any kind of drug, including alcohol, and can offer care and support for a range of needs, from mild to complex.

“Our flexible services allow for counselling to be delivered over the phone, face-to-face, and in group sessions,” said Mr Giles.

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