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National Family Drug Support Day 2017

NFDS Day 2017Please visit the National Family Drug Support Day website now to register attendance for 2017 events around Australia, and in the USA, Macau and Hong Kong.

2017 will be the 20th anniversary of FDS and the focus for the National Day will be ‘see the person not the drug’.
 

It's Time To Face The Music On Australia's Flawed Drug Policy

t's Time To Face The Music On Australia's Flawed Drug Policy

Harm Reduction Australia President Gino Vumbaca Huffington Post article highlighting a few changes that could make a real difference to Australia’s Drug Policy.

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Harm Reduction meetings in USA

Tony and Sandra New York

While in New York recently, Tony Trimingham and Sandra Lines had productive meetings with key people in the harm reduction and families movements.

Dr. Ernie Drucker – Epidemiologist at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and Scholar in residence at John Jay College of Criminal Justice – facilitated the meeting with Liz Evans and Mark Townsend from the Washington Heights Corner project and New York Harm Reduction Educators, and Carol Beyer and Barry Lessin from Families for Sensible Drug Policy.

Very animated discussions took place and it was fantastic to meet with people who support similar ideas to FDS. Discussions will continue with a view to incorporating the FDS support model with their groups, and also exploring bringing harm reduction treatment to Australia.

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Items of Interest

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.