FDS Media Releases
12th July 2018
International Remembrance Drug Day 2019
‘Just Say No’ Fails Grieving Families
Next week, family members will be lighting candles and sharing memories of the people who have lost their lives as a result of drug and alcohol use. These memorials will be for International Remembrance Day 2019, a day to acknowledge the lives lost, support those who grieve and stay strong for those who continue to struggle.
In the light of the current coronial inquest surrounding the premature deaths of five festival goers, it has become clear that families are rallying behind the harm reduction strategy of pill testing at these festivals. It is also evident that some people, who may not have personal experience supporting someone with a substance use problem, are opposed.