Family Drug Support Australia
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    Family Drug Support

    Supporting families affected by alcohol and other drugs in Australia.
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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.

We Need To Say 'Know' To Drugs

With the recent media attention to crystal methamphetamine or "ice" and the increasing concerns about the most problematic substance -- alcohol, it may be that young people are drawn to think that some of the other party drugs are attractive due to the perception of them being less risky.


Walking a Tightrope

Alcohol and other drug use and violence: A guide for families
Alcohol and other drug use and family violence often occur together. Families already coping with a family member who uses alcohol and drugs can also be exposed to violent behaviours. Living with a family member who uses alcohol or other drugs and who is violent can be frightening. It can feel like walking a tightrope. Specialist support and medical attention may be helpful.

Media Releases

Tony Trimingham

FDS CEO and Founder