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About Family Drug Support

Family Drug Support was formed in 1997 after it's founder Tony Trimingham lost his son to a heroin overdose. Bereft, Tony felt frustrated by the general apathy and ignorance of his own experience.

This was also the plight of many other families. Realising this was but the tip of the iceberg, a public meeting was called where hundreds of people attended.

Supporting families affected by alcohol and other drugs

  • This website
  • FDS support line
  • Bridging the divide
  • Meetings
  • Donate
  • Volunteer
This website contains up to date information on all aspects of alcohol and drug use relative to the families of alcohol and other drug users.
FDS SUPPORT LINE
1300 368 186 (24/7 Hrs)
BRIDGING THE DIVIDE SUPPORT LINE
1300 884 186
DONATE TO FAMILY DRUG SUPPORT
 
BECOME A FDS VOLUNTEER
Family Drug Support operates a national 24 hr, 7 days a week telephone support service for families affected by alcohol and other drug issues.
 

Acknowledgements

Armstrong Legal is happy to assist Tony and the Family Drug Support Organisation by offering free legal advice from expert Criminal Lawyers.
 
FDS complies with State and Federal Government requirements to establish and maintain a child safe environment.
 
Family Drug Support acknowledges all Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people and their ancestors as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which we live and work. Family Drug Support embraces all people regardless of their origin, culture or religious background. We believe that all Australians have the right to feel safe, respected and valued as part of the community in which they live. As an organisation; Family Drug Support is committed to the principles of human rights which recognises and respects the value and dignity of all people.
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Items of Interest

 
Research invitation to participate in an online survey on the perspectives of family members of addicted individuals.
 
Researchers at The University of Queensland are looking for people 18 years of age or over who have a child, sibling, parent or spouse/partner who is, or has been, addicted to drugs to fill out their survey on the perspectives of family members of addicted individuals.
 
Information about the study and the online survey can be found here.

Tony Trimingham

Tony
FDS CEO and Founder

Resource launch

 

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PRIME MINISTER

MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER
LAUNCH OF WALKING A TIGHTROPE

I am pleased to provide this message for the launch of Walking a Tightrope. Illicit drugs, alcohol misuse and violence cost lives, harm families and hinder the capacity of our country to grow and succeed. Walking a Tightrope is a guide for families to help them and their loved ones overcome this scourge. I acknowledge the work of Family Drug Support and its role in building stronger communities and helping individuals regain control of their lives. I also pay tribute to the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction for its work helping organisations respond to alcohol and drug-related issues. These are difficult endeavours, but not thankless. Australia’s drug and alcohol workers have the nation’s gratitude and respect. I congratulate everyone who has worked so hard to make today’s launch a success. May Walking a Tightrope help improve the lives of individuals and families in our community.

The Hon Tony Abbott MP
Prime Minister of Australia
11 April 2014
 
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