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Remembrance day ceremonies brining together families to remember those who have lost their lives to drugs - 22 July 2017

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Ceremony details: 6 pm, 22nd July at Ashfield Uniting Church, 180 Liverpool Road, Ashfield


Has anyone in your family died as a result of alcohol or other drug use? For the past 20 years, Family Drug Support has held ceremonies to remember those who have been lost. These are simple ceremonies which involve music, reading of names and lighting candles.

For details about remembrance ceremonies around the country, please visit:

http://www.fds.org.au/meetings-and-events/other-events

If you would like a candle lit and a name read and added to our Memorial Wall, please contact FDS Head Office on 02 4782 9222.

These events have brought comfort to many families over the years, as we focus on the people, not the drugs used.


Family Drug Support, a national service providing 24-hour support for families impacted by others drug use, will mark the 20th Annual International Remembrance Day on Saturday the 22nd of July with a ceremony and supper to bring together families of those who have lost family members to accidental overdose, drug-related suicide and other drug related deaths.

The ceremony will be led by Rev Bill Crews, CEO and Founder of the Exodus Foundation charity with a range of guest speeches including some from family members.

The ceremony, one of many taking place around Australia, will enable families to light a candle, reflect and remember those they have lost.

Tony Trimingham expanded, “We want people to know they can use the ceremony as a chance to simply reflect quietly, or they can talk to other families at the informal supper afterwards.”

For requests for an interview and further information please contact:
Tony Trimingham
0412-414-444

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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.