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    Supporting families affected by alcohol and other drugs in Australia.
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FDS and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

FDS logo 165In these changing and uncertain times because of the Corona Virus, FDS is trying to maintain a balance of continuing to provide appropriate support to families, with being socially responsible and implementing hygiene protocols.

At this stage, we have postponed all Support Groups. We are looking at various online options. Please check the website regularly to find out the status of your nearest Support Group. We will get back to face to face Support Groups when the current restrictions are lifted. In the meantime please call the support line:  1300 368 186

Media Release - International FDS Day 2020 Families Welcome Significant Announcement

FDS logo 16524 February 2020
 
Founder and CEO of Family Drug Support (FDS), Tony Trimingham OAM, who started the organisation after the death of his son Damien 23 years ago to the day welcomed the Australian Government funding announcement on such an important day:

“In the 20 years, Family Drug Support has been supporting families dealing with alcohol and other drugs we have had many ups and downs.

Today has been an excellent day thanks to the announcement from the Health Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt, announcing funding to allow FDS to continue our national toll-free telephone support line for families.
 

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 on what stage they may be at.

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We hear you - Families matter during COVID 19

At Family Drug Support Australia  the health and wellbeing of 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.  
 

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