Family Drug Support Australia
Support Line: 1300 368 186
(available 24 hours 7 days a week)

Items of Interest - Archive

  • Half a Million Steps’ documentary that was produced by Uniting and has been shown all over NSW/ACT and now available to view online at This is a powerful documentary portraying the difficulties for people living in rural NSW to receive treatment for drug dependency. Several people take the journey on foot from Dubbo to Sydney to show how far people need to travel for treatment. Compelling stories are told along the way. Marianne Jauncey, director of the Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in Sydney is the narrator.

FDS & 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: 

Harm Reduction Australia (HRA)


Australia’s first national harm reduction organisation for individuals committed to reducing the health, social and economic harms potentially associated with drug use - Harm Reduction Australia (HRA) – was launched on Thursday 26/11/2015 at Parliament House in Canberra.

For more information, please visit the HRA website:

FDS Insight Magazines

FDS Insight Magazine - Jan - Mar 2021
FDS Insight Magazine - Oct - Dec 2020
FDS Insight Magazine - Jul - Sep 2020