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International Family Drug Support Day 2019

FSD DAY LOGO 250Behind every statistic of a drug related overdose death, arrest or hospitalisation there is a family suffering the pain. All too often in a cloud of stigma and shame.
 
Events are being held around the country to mark the International Family Drug Support Day on 24 February 2019.
 

Pill testing demonstration

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

VIC - Family Project Officer

FDS is seeking a motivated Family Project officer to establish and expand the service in Victoria, providing support to families affected by alcohol and other drugs. We are offering either a full-time (35 hour) or a part-time (21 or 28 hour) position, working ‘flexible’ hours, “to suit family’s requirements”. Applications close: Friday, 1st February, 2019 at COB

CLICK HERE FOR FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

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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