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    Supporting families affected by alcohol and other drugs in Australia.
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FDS and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

FDS logo 165In these changing and uncertain times because of the Corona Virus, FDS is trying to maintain a balance of continuing to provide appropriate support to families, with being socially responsible and implementing hygiene protocols.

Some of our venues with Support Groups have closed down, and we have already had to postpone some Stepping Stones, and Stepping Forward sessions. At this stage, most Support Groups are in place but with new info coming up on a daily basis some may need to be temporarily postponed. We will endeavour to keep you informed regularly on our website: 

Media Release - International FDS Day 2020 Families Welcome Significant Announcement

FDS logo 16524 February 2020
Founder and CEO of Family Drug Support (FDS), Tony Trimingham OAM, who started the organisation after the death of his son Damien 23 years ago to the day welcomed the Australian Government funding announcement on such an important day:

“In the 20 years, Family Drug Support has been supporting families dealing with alcohol and other drugs we have had many ups and downs.

Today has been an excellent day thanks to the announcement from the Health Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt, announcing funding to allow FDS to continue our national toll-free telephone support line for families.

Stages of Change preview - Stepping Forward Session

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.

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Coping with self-isolation

COVID-19 stay home
With the new advice regarding the Coronavirus, many people are now having to self-isolate which means long periods of time at home on their own. Whilst this can be boring and lonely, we want to encourage you to see it as an opportunity to get involved with various activities.

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