Family Drug Support Australia
Family Drug Support provides up to date information on all aspects of alcohol and drug use relative to the families of people who use substances. FDS also operates a National 24 hr, 7 day a week telephone support service for families affected by alcohol and other drug issues.
The International Family Drug Support Day is set on the date of the passing of Damien Trimingham from a drug related overdose. The day has become an annual event to highlight the need for families to not only be recognised and heard but to be supported and encouraged to speak about their concerns and their needs.
Join FDS and support our efforts to help families and friends of people who use substances as well as bereaved families. Family support is a key factor in motivating people who use substances to control or reduce their drug use. FDS help families by providing information and appropriate support through our telephone support line and the FDS INSIGHT magazine.
This is a 6 minute promotional video about our Stepping Stones programme.
At FDS we have always tried to avoid using negative labels such as junkie, druggie, and addict which tend to shame and stigmatize people who use drugs and by association their families. We also try to avoid using common ideas and concepts which really do not help families deal with substance issues.
FDS CEO and Founder
Tony has worked for the past four decades as a counsellor, group leader and psychotherapist. Tony founded Family Drug Support in 1997 that is now a well-respected and established national service for families of people who use substances.
When someone is confronted with a major crisis, such as a breakdown of marriage or relationship, serious illness, business collapse or loss of a job, or in particular realising they have a drug problem in the family.
Your kind donation will help Family Drug Support continue to help families of people who use substances. FDS assists families to strengthen relationships and achieve positive outcomes.
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. Whether your partner, child, sibling or friend you have stood by them as he or she have tried or refused treatment.