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    Family Drug Support

    Supporting families affected by alcohol and other drugs in Australia.
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Family Drug Support Now Online for Families

FDS Support Online3 April 2017

Tony Trimingham, the Founder and CEO of Family Drug Support (FDS), has described how proud he is with the development of the first Australian interactive online resource designed specifically to support families struggling to deal with drug and alcohol problems.

The New resource is available here:

This project was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health through the National Ice Action Strategy. It has been produced by Readymade Productions in collaboration with FDS staff and volunteers.

The resource centres on the documentary film of a family support group, and will be of particular benefit to families in regional and rural communities who don’t have ready access to support group meetings. The new resource, together with FDS’ 24/7 telephone support line, will help ensure every family can access support when they need it.


New Memberships
Join FDS and support our efforts to help families and friends of current drug users as well as bereaved families. Family support is a key factor in motivating drug users to control or reduce their drug use.
We recognise the vital role that families and friends play in helping drug users maintain good health and regain a normal life.
We help families by providing information and appropriate support through our telephone support line and the FDS INSIGHT newsletter.
Family Drug Support have also produced a parent help and information kit entitled A GUIDE TO COPING to aid parents, families, and friends of drug users. The kit was designed to fill the serious gap in the availability of information and support. This resource also provides help on how to deal with crisis situations such as overdose and up-to-date information on treatment options.
We believe that by helping families of drug users we are ultimately helping the user. To achieve this we need your support. We mostly run on a volunteer basis with a small grant from the government. Therefore your subscription and/or donation will enable our organization to continue its work.
Membership benefits include: A free copy of A GUIDE TO COPING , FDS Insight bulletin for 12 months, invitations to events and discounts on activities and groups. Additional copies of a Guide to Coping are available to members at a reduced rate.
Membership is only $30.00 for one year and only $70 dollars for 3 years.
Members may purchase additional copies of A GUIDE TO COPING for a cost of $15.00 plus $5.00 postage per copy. If extra ordered please ring office for postage costs.
If you wish to join as a member of FDS, please go to the FDS Memberships pageIf your membership has expired, please use the FDS Memberships page to purchase a new membership.
Thank you, 
Family Drug Support
PO Box 7363
Leura NSW 2789