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

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.Learn More

Stepping Forward - VIC



Session 1 - Families Stages of Change 

Session 2 - Effective Communication

Session 3 - Alcohol and Other Drugs Information

Session 4 - Drug and Alcohol Treatment Options

Session 5 - Setting Workable Boundaries

Session 6 - Dealing with Conflict

Session 7 – Families and Ice

Each session runs for approximately 2 hours and is open to the public.

Bookings are essential.

For bookings or to make enquiries, please phone the facilitator listed.

Important Information

FDS Update regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As FDS is a National organisation, we operate across a number of jurisdictions. 

We work with the information being provided to our workers in each state regarding

re-opening of groups and courses.  Therefore, not all States will re-open at the same time.

As our groups/courses/events re-open, our website will be the most up-to-date source of accurate information. 

In the meantime, we are pushing additional resources towards our 24/7 Support phone line:

24/7 Telephone Line: 1300 368 186

You can call this line anytime for Family support.

An additional option is to visit the FDS:


Where you will find resources/tools and online videos which you will find beneficial.

Family Drug Support Online for Families:

Interactive tool based on a typical Support Group.

We apologise for any inconvenience but assure you that as soon as we are able to, it is our priority to resume our groups and courses on a regular, ongoing basis.

We appreciate your patience and wish everyone the very best during this period of uncertainty.

Tony Trimingham, OAM, CEO


There are currently no Stepping Forward sessions scheduled for VIC. Courses are scheduled regularly - New dates to be announced soon.