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About Family Drug Support

Family Drug Support was formed in 1997 after it's founder Tony Trimingham lost his son to a heroin overdose. Bereft, Tony felt frustrated by the general apathy and ignorance of his own experience.

This was also the plight of many other families. Realising this was but the tip of the iceberg, a public meeting was called where hundreds of people attended.

Supporting families affected by alcohol and other drugs

  • This website
  • FDS support line
  • Bridging the divide
  • Meetings
  • Donate
  • Volunteer
This website contains up to date information on all aspects of alcohol and drug use relative to the families of alcohol and other drug users.
1300 368 186 (24/7 Hrs)
1300 884 186
Family Drug Support operates a national 24 hr, 7 days a week telephone support service for families affected by alcohol and other drug issues.


Armstrong Legal is happy to assist Tony and the Family Drug Support Organisation by offering free legal advice from expert Criminal Lawyers.
FDS complies with State and Federal Government requirements to establish and maintain a child safe environment.
Family Drug Support acknowledges all Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people and their ancestors as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which we live and work. Family Drug Support embraces all people regardless of their origin, culture or religious background. We believe that all Australians have the right to feel safe, respected and valued as part of the community in which they live. As an organisation; Family Drug Support is committed to the principles of human rights which recognises and respects the value and dignity of all people.

Do you have a relative with dependent drug use?

We would like to hear from you.

The National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales is conducting a study to examine the impact of drug use on family members. Read more

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Items of Interest

Research invitation to participate in an online survey on the perspectives of family members of addicted individuals.
Researchers at The University of Queensland are looking for people 18 years of age or over who have a child, sibling, parent or spouse/partner who is, or has been, addicted to drugs to fill out their survey on the perspectives of family members of addicted individuals.
Information about the study and the online survey can be found here.

Tony Trimingham

FDS CEO and Founder