Join FDS and support our efforts to help families and friends of people who use substances as well as bereaved families. Family support is a key factor in motivating people who use substances to control or reduce their drug use. FDS help families by providing information and appropriate support through our telephone support line and the FDS INSIGHT magazine.
This is a 6 minute promotional video about our Stepping Stones programme.
At FDS we have always tried to avoid using negative labels such as junkie, druggie, and addict which tend to shame and stigmatize people who use drugs and by association their families. We also try to avoid using common ideas and concepts which really do not help families deal with substance issues.
FDS CEO and Founder
Tony has worked for the past four decades as a counsellor, group leader and psychotherapist. Tony founded Family Drug Support in 1997 that is now a well-respected and established national service for families of people who use substances.
When someone is confronted with a major crisis, such as a breakdown of marriage or relationship, serious illness, business collapse or loss of a job, or in particular realising they have a drug problem in the family.
Your kind donation will help Family Drug Support continue to help families of people who use substances. FDS assists families to strengthen relationships and achieve positive outcomes.
Someone you care about is drinking or using drugs. You can see many ways he/she is creating problems in his/her life and creating harm in yours. Whether your partner, child, sibling or friend you have stood by them as he or she have tried or refused treatment.