Presented by Chrissie Kelly from Family Drug Support.
In this video Chrissie Kelly, Queensland State Manager, Family Drug Support explains the work of Family Drug support and discusses the stages of change for families model. This model can be helpful for families to understand where they are at on their journey and start to learn how to cope depending on what stage they may be at.
11 December 2019
Tony Trimingham, the Founder and CEO of Family Drug Support (FDS), on behalf of the many thousands of families FDS is in contact with, has expressed his utter dismay and disbelief that once again the NSW Premier and Government have slammed the door on life-saving pill testing.
It is unconscionable that the extensive work and findings of the NSW Deputy Coroner, an independent evaluation of the second successful trial in the ACT and the deaths of so many young people recently at festivals, can be so easily ignored.
Here is an opinion piece on John Menadue's "Pearls and Irritations" blog by The Hon. Emeritus Professor Peter Baume AC, former Chair of the FDS Board:
PETER BAUME. Our current drug policy is insane.
There is, in front of me, a book entitled “Not my family: never my child”. The title of that book is so right. WE are on the front line. We are affected. It is OUR families and our children who take these drugs. It is OUR children that suffer and die and cause us grief.