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

FDS Remembrance Ceremonies 2016

Family Drug Support will again be recognising lives lost to drugs and alcohol by marking the Annual Remembrance Day – an international event with ceremonies all around the world. 
Lets Talk 2016

We will be holding the following five ceremonies
in Sydney (2), Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.

Candles 200
  • Thursday 21st July at Lawrence Hargraves Park, Ward Avenue. KINGS CROSS. NSW from 1pm - Contact Head office 02 4782 9222
  • Saturday 23rd July at Ashfield Uniting Church, 180 Liverpool Road. ASHFIELD. NSW from 6pm - Contact Head office 02 4782 9222
  • Thursday 21st July at Emma Miller Place, Roma Street. BRISBANE QLD from 1pm  - Contact Dom 0419 689 857 or Head office
  • Thursday 21st July at Princes Walk (betw. Federation Square & the Yarra) MELBOURNE from 6:30pm - Contact Michael 0448 169 205 or Head office
  • Saturday 23rd July at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, 17 Wakefield St. ADELAIDE  from 2pm - Contact Devushka 0428 271 743 or Head office

    All events will run between 1 and 2 hours

    For the Sydney events, we are continuing to incorporate a chain link where people can attach a padlock engraved with names and dates of their family/friend. FDS can supply personally engraved padlocks for $12 each, or you can bring your own to the ceremony. To organise a lock for a Sydney event, you will need to contact FDS Head office by 3rd July, 2016. Phone (02) 4782 9222.


National FDS Day

National Family Drug Support Day

Congratulations to all who participated in supported and contributed to the inaugural National Family Drug Support Day held on 24th February in venues across Australia.  Major events were held in Parliament Houses in Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide.  Side events were also held in Perth, Narrabri, Wagga Wagga and others.

pdf

Media Releases

Items of Interest

Tony Trimingham

FDS CEO and Founder

Walking a Tightrope

Alcohol and other drug use and violence: A guide for families
Alcohol and other drug use and family violence often occur together. Families already coping with a family member who uses alcohol and drugs can also be exposed to violent behaviours. Living with a family member who uses alcohol or other drugs and who is violent can be frightening. It can feel like walking a tightrope. Specialist support and medical attention may be helpful.