Family Drug Support was formed in 1997 after its founder Tony Trimingham lost his son to a heroin overdose. Bereft, Tony felt frustrated by the general apathy and ignorance of his own experience.
This was also the plight of many other families.
Realising this was but the tip of the iceberg, a public meeting was called where hundreds of people attended.
FDS was formed as a result.
FDS is a caring, non-religious and non-judgemental organisation.
FDS is primarily made up of volunteers who have experienced first-hand the trauma and chaos of having family members with drug dependency.
Most have travelled the same road.
Services We Offer
The goals of Family Drug Support 'Bridging the Divide' program are to:
Work collaboratively with treatment services.
Up skill treatment staff in family support needs.
Provide more pathways to support families with members in treatment.
Provide families with realistic expectations of treatment.
Support families and those in treatment towards successful outcomes.
Increase capacity of treatment services to engage with families.
National Support Line Available 7 Days a Week 24 Hours a Day.
Open Support Groups in Various Locations.
Stepping Stones Courses.