Funding boost for drug treatment program
NEW counselling and support services will soon be available for people in central Queensland affected by the misuse of alcohol and drugs.
The local Primary Health Network (PHN) has commissioned Drug ARM Australasia and Lives Lived Well to deliver drug and alcohol services with a $631,000 funding boost under the Australian Government’s National Ice Action Strategy.
“Drug and alcohol abuse takes a great toll on families and communities in central Queensland and we’re pleased to be able to announce today that this $6.8-million program will make a real difference in the battle against ice,” Member for Flynn Mr O’Dowd said.
Lives Lived Well will offer clients ‘wrap around’ support and treatment, including referrals to its day program or other programs of support.. It will cater for people across the treatment spectrum, from those ‘at risk’ through to those with severe or complex alcohol or drug misuse.