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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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NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller slams pill testing recommendation

The NSW Coroner, bereaved families and harm reduction experts call for pill testing trial. Meanwhile, the NSW Police Minister slams the recommendations.

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FDS submission to the NSW Coronial Inquiry into deaths at music festivals


Below is an abridged written submission by Tony Trimingham OAM on behalf of Family Drug Support in relation to the coronial inquiry into music festival deaths.
 
There are currently reports in the media that the coroner has recommended key strategies from Tony’s submission. For example, that police presence can cause more harm than good, and that they should abolish sniffer dogs and body searches. Secondly, that pill testing should be trialled, as the most important thing is to keep people safe and alive. Politicians still need to be convinced to allow trials to begin. FDS will continue to lobby that the coroners recommendations should be taken seriously.
 
FDS supports pill testing 
  • FDS has been an advocate for pill testing since first learning about it being offered in Europe approximately 20 years ago.

The Social Exchange Podcast with Tony

Tony Trimingham spends time talking with Zach Rhoads - Author and founder of The Social Exchange Podcast. Listen to the podcast here:
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