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    Rehabilitation – Drug & Alcohol

    If you’re aged over 18 years and would like help to recover from problems with alcohol or drugs, we can help with six live-in recovery services.

    Drug & Alcohol Residential Recovery Service

    Our six residential services offer a structured program designed to help you recover from the effects of your dependence on drugs and alcohol. The 12-week program is based on your needs and aims to help you develop practical strategies to live your life free of drugs and alcohol.

    To enter the service you will need to have stopped taking drugs and drinking alcohol, and in some cases you will also need to have successfully completed a detox program.

    The program will also help you address issues including family relationships, employment, mental health, or health issues.

    On entering the residential service you will:

    • Move into a share house with people in a similar situation
    • Take part in group sessions covering drug and alcohol dependent behaviour, thoughts and triggers, relapse prevention and making lifestyle changes
    • Share responsibility for cooking and cleaning
    • Take responsibility for keeping your space tidy, and for your grooming and medication
    • Enjoy group social, recreational and exercise activities
    • Get help to access other services and support groups such as individual counselling, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous
    • Learn about goal setting, budgeting, coping strategies and other life skills
    • Receive counselling about relationships, grief, addiction or gambling
    • Access optional support for when you complete the program.

    Our services are staffed by experienced teams who provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment for your recovery.

    Costs & eligibility

    Our services are available for men and women over the age of 18, although some houses are for men only or women only. You will be asked to contribute 80% of your government benenfit income (basic Centrelink or JobSeeker Allowance) or $200 per week for your accommodation, meals and services.


    Our Locations:


    The Haven, Woolloongabba – Men only

    Service hours: Mon-Fri, 7.30am to 4.00pm
    Rooms: 5
    Phone: 07 3035 6600
    Lucinda House, Taringa – Women only

    Service hours: Mon-Fri, 7.30am to 4.00pm
    Rooms: 5
    Phone: 07 3213 2400


    Ipswich Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre (IARC) – Men only

    Service hours: Mon-Fri, 7.30am to 4pm
    Rooms: 5
    Phone: 07 3813 4700


    North Queensland

    Townsville – Men & Women
    Service hours: 24 hour service
    Office hours: Mon-Fri, 8am to 4pm
    Beds: 16
    Phone: 07 4417 4501
    Mackay – Men & Women
    Service hours: 24 hour service
    Office hours: Mon-Fri, 8am to 4pm
    Beds: 10
    Phone: 07 4957 9500


    Cairns – Men & Women

    Service hours: 24 hour service
    Office hours: Mon-Fri, 7.30am to 4pm
    Beds: 15
    Phone: 07 4036 5350


    Continuing Care: The Continuing Care Program available in Cairns & Mackay is designed to assist any person within the community who is in need of assistance prior to entering the Residential program and/or on leaving the program. This service provides continuing assistance and referrals to program participants, their family or carers to gain support and assistance in their quest for recovery.

    Family Support: An extension to the Cairns DARRS service, the Family Support program is designed to assist any family member or significant other of persons struggling with addiction of any type. This service will assist with referrals to relevant support services, information and connections to assist and support in the care of that person. Cairns DARRS clients and their families will have direct access to this Family Support service.


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