New $6.3 million drug support program launched north of the GC

A new live-in trial for children in state care who are facing drug and alcohol addiction and mental health issues will be held just north of the Gold Coast.

Communities Minister Shannen Fentiman and Health Minister Cameron Dick announced the $6.4 million program, which will be based in Beenleigh, today.

The service, which may eventually be rolled out statewide, gives people as young as 12 the chance to transition from hospital-based programs to home environments.


The live-in program accommodates six young people, aged between 12-17 at one time.