Family Drug Support Australia
Support Line: 1300 368 186
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QLD Family Worker - Position Available

FDS is seeking a motivated family worker to support the Manager, to expand the service in Rockhampton, Queensland, providing support to families affected by Alcohol and other drugs. Location of position: based out of the Rockhampton office, covering Central Queensland and other areas within the State. Travelling where/when required, as directed by the QLD Manager and/or CEO. Applications close:  19th March 2021.

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International Family Drug Support Event 2021

Volunteer promotional videos

Funded by Went West – PHN Western Sydney

Language Matters!

At FDS we have always tried to avoid using negative labels such as junkie, druggie and addict which tend to shame and stigmatised people who use drugs and by association their families. We would rather use terms like substance user, people who use drugs, drug dependant etc.

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FDS Insight Magazines

FDS Insight Magazine - Apr - Jun 2020
FDS Insight Magazine - Jul - Sep 2020
FDS Insight Magazine - Oct - Dec 2020

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Items of Interest

Not My Family, Never My Child Book

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A practical handbook by Tony Trimingham for anyone who suspects (or knows) someone they care about is a drug user.

Purchase Tony's Book
 

Walking a Tightrope

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Alcohol and other drug use and violence: A guide for families

View Brochure
 

Letter to Family and Friends

Someone you care about is drinking or using drugs. You can see many ways he/she is creating problems in his/her life and creating harm in yours.

Tough love has no place in the FDS model

There is often a debate on ‘tough love’ as an effective strategy for families dealing with alcohol and other drug issues. At FDS we believe that applying punitive strategies is not really effective and, in some cases, may lead to more problems than solutions.
 

FDS updated regarding COVID-19

We are following each State Government recommendations, we are now starting to open up our: Support Groups, Stepping Forward Sessions and Stepping Stones weekend courses.
Please click on the Meetings & Events menu button at the top of this home page.
 
If there is a delay on your local Support Group resuming, please refer to our website. Here you can find resources, tools and online videos which will you will find beneficial. FDS Online for Families: http://www.fdsonline.org.au 
Interactive tool based on a typical support group Please also call our 24/7 Phone Support: 1300 368 186  

We hear you - Families matter during COVID 19

At Family Drug Support Australia  the health and wellbeing of family members is paramount. In the ever-changing climate of COVID-19 the uncertainty is real, and for a family member supporting someone with a drug and/or alcohol dependence, the challenges they face have been exacerbated with limited access to services and means of support.