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International Family Drug Support Day 2018

Tony Trimingham talks about International Family Drug Support Day 2018.
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Family Drug Support Now Online for Families

FDS Support Online3 April 2017

Tony Trimingham, the Founder and CEO of Family Drug Support (FDS), has described how proud he is with the development of the first Australian interactive online resource designed specifically to support families struggling to deal with drug and alcohol problems.

The New resource is available here:

This project was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health through the National Ice Action Strategy. It has been produced by Readymade Productions in collaboration with FDS staff and volunteers.

The resource centres on the documentary film of a family support group, and will be of particular benefit to families in regional and rural communities who don’t have ready access to support group meetings. The new resource, together with FDS’ 24/7 telephone support line, will help ensure every family can access support when they need it.

Resource launch




I am pleased to provide this message for the launch of Walking a Tightrope.
Illicit drugs, alcohol misuse and violence cost lives, harm families and hinder the capacity of our country to grow and succeed.
Walking a Tightrope is a guide for families to help them and their loved ones overcome this scourge.
I acknowledge the work of Family Drug Support and its role in building stronger communities and helping individuals regain control of their lives.
I also pay tribute to the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction for its work helping organisations respond to alcohol and drug-related issues.
These are difficult endeavours, but not thankless. Australia's drug and alcohol workers have the nation's gratitude and respect.
I congratulate everyone who has worked so hard to make today's launch a success. May Walking a Tightrope help improve the lives of individuals and families in our community.

The Hon Tony Abbott MP
Prime Minister of Australia
11 April 2014

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