Abuse of alcohol or drugs impacts on every member of a family. Unfortunately, we often represent family members trying to protect their children, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews from their primary carer’s abuse issues.
This is a very heavy burden for anyone to take on and in recognition of the impact that alcohol and drug abuse has on families there are several different services families can access to receive support.
Below are some services located in the Mackay region.
Lives Lived Well
Free information sessions are held at 62 Victoria Street, Mackay. Please note these have been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19, however, please contact Lives Lived Well via firstname.lastname@example.org for information in relation to virtual information sessions.
- Free Call Number – 1300 727 957
Family Drug Support
Open meetings are held Monday every fortnight from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Jubilee Community Centre, Mirani Meeting Room, Alfred Street, Mackay.
- Tanya – 0431 331 939
- Chrissie – 0484 002 181
- Family Drug Support 24/7 Helpline – 1300 368 186
Healthy Options Australia – Drug ARM Mackay
Free information sessions held at 1/57 Wood Street, Mackay. Please note these have been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19, however, please contact Drug ARM for information in relation to virtual information sessions.
- Mackay Centre – 4944 1173
- Free Call Number – 1300 656 800
Please note due to COVID-19 many services have had to change the way they provide support and we recommend you contact your preferred service via telephone to ascertain how support is currently being offered.
If someone you know is struggling with abuse issues which are impacting on their ability to parent, please contact Macrossan & Amiet Solicitors to discuss your options today.