Three years ago, the people of Logan were exposed to a better kind of service that involved locals wanting to make a difference to their area and their fellow man.
A study published in 2015 revealed that oxycodone, a prescription pain reliever that works the same way as morphine, is one of Australia’s most commonly abused drugs.
It was after this study was released that two pharmacists decided it was time to act and get into a place where they could help as many people as possible.
Andrew Pfeffer and Lachlan Foord created the Pharmaceutical Rehabilitation Services (PRS) with their office in Beenleigh.
The specialised medical centre is there to help anyone that is willing to seek it. From 16 years of age and up, the team know how to help in a non-judgemental way that offers the person support and guidance in their rehabilitation journey.
As the three-year journey has forged on, there has been growth and new directions with more services and doctors joining the team such as Doctor Guy Wright who is assisting patients with a pioneering new pain relief in the form of medicinal cannabis.
In March 2019 Bert van Manen MP on behalf of the federal government invested $600,000 for Pharmaceutical Rehabilitation Services Beenleigh to increase the treatment service offerings in Logan.
The team held a small morning tea to celebrate the learning, growth, success and support from members of the community and to look forward to another successful three years ahead.