Fund­ing boost for drug treat­ment pro­gram

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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.

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