Family Drug Support Australia
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    Family Drug Support

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

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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. Family Drug Support Online for Families: Interactive tool based on a typical support group Please also call our 24/7 Phone Support: 1300 368 186  

QLD Family Worker - Positions Available

QLD (Rockhampton) Family Worker to support the Qld Manager

FDS is seeking a motivated family worker to support the Manager to establish and expand the service in Central Queensland, based in Rockhampton covering Central Queensland. Applications close: 24th July 2020

FDS Chairperson John Della Bosca - Member Of The Order of Australia (AM)

John Della BoscaEveryone at Family Drug Support is delighted that our Chairperson John Della Bosca has been made a Member Of The Order of Australia (AM). The citation for his award "For significant
services to public health, particularly in disability and drug support services and to the Parliament of NSW"
John's role at the 1999 NSW Drug Summit was pivotal, and he has been a tremendous support for our work. Congratulations to John and many thanks for his ongoing volunteer work.

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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FDS Insight Magazines

FDS Insight Magazine - Oct - Dec 2019
FDS Insight Magazine - Jan - Mar 2019
FDS Insight Magazine - Apr - Jun 2018

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.  

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