AFTER a community ice forum in Kingaroy in June, it was crystal clear more support services were urgently needed.
Member for Maranoa David Littleproud has responded by securing an additional clinical worker in the South Burnett and a new alcohol and drug support program.
Mr Littleproud said the additional services would make a difference in the community.
"We not only have a new clinical worker in Kingaroy but also Flourish - a new, intensive day-therapy program - is currently being trialled in Kingaroy and Lowood in collaboration with Lives Lived Well and EACH,” he said.
"This intensive non-residential rehab model will allow people to stay in their communities while they learn about themselves and their addiction, develop strategies for a healthier future and be better positioned to manage the ongoing issues that arise related to drug and alcohol use.
"I made sure the PHN attended my forums and it became clear there was a need for new drug and alcohol treatment service for the South Burnett.
"We still need more support for rural communities and I will continue to work to ensure services continue to improve.”
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