Family Drug Support Australia
Support Line: 1300 368 186
(available 24 hours 7 days a week)
  •  

    If you need help...
  •  

    FDS can help
  •  

    Family Drug Support

    Supporting families affected by alcohol and other drugs in Australia.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Pill testing demonstration

Tony Trimingham speaking on behalf of families at a pill testing demonstration at the Ted Noffs Foundation.
 
 

Music festival tragedy

A 22-year-old man has died at a music festival after taking an unknown substance and it has created a fresh debate on pill testing.
 
 

Opinion piece written by David Caldicott from Canberra’s Calvary Hospital

Stop sacrificing young lives at an altar of drug dogma
Author - DAVID CALDICOTT
DECEMBER 11, 2018
 
I am the very proud father of some very naughty children, and I would happily walk through fire for them. I am also an emergency consultant with an interest in illicit drug overdoses and, by obvious extension, how to reduce them. This year, I was proud to be part of an extraordinary coalition of individuals who conducted Australia’s first government-sanctioned pilot pill test in the ACT.
 
Since the death of yet another young man at a music festival this weekend, from a presumed overdose, it is in this latter capacity that I have been asked, on several occasions now, “How do you feel about another festival death in NSW?” He has a name: Callum Brosnan.
 

Stepping Forward - Key Modules of Change

Family Drug Support has produced in conjunction with Readymade Productions and with funding from PHN Wentwest, our Stepping Forward module – “Stages of Change and Balance Pole”. This resource will enable remote families and services to access this information and use it as a support option. Family Drug Support can deliver this and other Stepping Forward modules in person.
For further information, please contact the FDS head office on (02) 4782 9222.

Items of Interest