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Stages of Change preview - Stepping Forward Session

Presented by Chrissie Kelly from Family Drug Support.

In this video Chrissie Kelly, Queensland State Manager, Family Drug Support explains the work of Family Drug support and discusses the stages of change for families model. This model can be helpful for families to understand where they are at on their journey and start to learn how to cope depending what stage they may be at.

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Pill testing demonstration

Tony Trimingham speaking on behalf of families at a pill testing demonstration at the Ted Noffs Foundation.
 
 

Music festival tragedy

A 22-year-old man has died at a music festival after taking an unknown substance and it has created a fresh debate on pill testing.
 
 

Opinion piece written by David Caldicott from Canberra’s Calvary Hospital

Stop sacrificing young lives at an altar of drug dogma
Author - DAVID CALDICOTT
DECEMBER 11, 2018
 
I am the very proud father of some very naughty children, and I would happily walk through fire for them. I am also an emergency consultant with an interest in illicit drug overdoses and, by obvious extension, how to reduce them. This year, I was proud to be part of an extraordinary coalition of individuals who conducted Australia’s first government-sanctioned pilot pill test in the ACT.
 
Since the death of yet another young man at a music festival this weekend, from a presumed overdose, it is in this latter capacity that I have been asked, on several occasions now, “How do you feel about another festival death in NSW?” He has a name: Callum Brosnan.
 

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