There is often a debate on ‘tough love’ as an effective strategy for families dealing with alcohol and other drug issues. At FDS we believe that applying punitive strategies is not really effective and, in some cases, may lead to more problems than solutions.
We are following each State Government recommendations, we are now starting to open up our: Support Groups, Stepping Forward Sessions and Stepping Stones weekend courses.
Please click on the Meetings & Events menu button at the top of this home page.
If there is a delay on your local Support Group resuming, please refer to our website. Here you can find resources, tools and online videos which will you will find beneficial. FDS Online for Families: http://www.fdsonline.org.au Interactive tool based on a typical support group Please also call our 24/7 Phone Support: 1300 368 186
We hear you - Families matter during COVID 19
AtFamily Drug Support Australiathe health and wellbeingof family members is paramount. In the ever-changing climate of COVID-19 the uncertainty is real, and for a family member supporting someone with a drug and/or alcohol dependence, the challenges they face have been exacerbated with limited access to services and means of support.