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Media Release - International FDS Day 2020 Families Welcome Significant Announcemet

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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.
 

Bridging the Divide

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BTD SUPPORT LINE 1300 884 186
Hours: Monday & Wednesday - 9am - 4.30pm

The goals of Family Drug Support 'Bridging the Divide' program are to:

  • Work collaboratively with treatment services.
  • Upskill treatment staff in family support needs.
  • Provide more pathways to support families with members in treatment.
  • Provide families with realistic expectations of treatment.
  • Support families and those in treatment towards successful outcomes.
  • Increase capacity of treatment services to engage with families.

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