The SAS Group was delighted to learn that longstanding client Lives Lived Well has received $11 million to boost drug and alcohol services in the Caboolture region.
A total of $3.6 million will be made available immediately from 1 July to support demand in the region and to deliver additional detox and non-residential group programs. The additional contribution will go towards establishing a new 20-bed residential rehabilitation facility, which will provide much needed live-in treatment options for clients in need.
It is a crucial piece of funding that will help to address current service gaps identified not only Lives Lived Well, but through the local Primary Health Network (PHN). Caboolture is currently one of the worst hot spots in Queensland for ice addiction, with some drug dealers even selling marijuana laced with methamphetamines to children as young as 10. The new centre will provide invaluable assistance in the battle to combat the scourge of drug and alcohol addiction.
We would like to extend a warm congratulations to Mitchell Giles and his team at Lives Lived well – both on the announcement and the important work they do in the rehabilitation space.
Further details can be found in today’s Courier Mail story by clicking here.
A media release from Health Minister Greg Hunt on the announcement can be found here.