International Family Drug Support Day Victoria

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International Family Drug Support Day Victoria

23 February @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm


Events are being held around the country to mark the International Family Drug Support Day in February 2024

International Family Drug Support Day (IFDSD) first started in 2016 to draw attention to the importance of families affected by alcohol and/or drugs, including the benefits of supporting families. When families are given education, awareness and tips on coping and keeping safe, the outcome for everyone is improved.

From small beginnings it has grown to international events in most Australian major cities and several overseas. The Victorian event is being held on Friday 23rd of February.

The theme for the 2024 event is ‘Supported Families – Stronger Communities’.

“Any family anywhere, regardless of background, economic and other circumstances can be affected by drugs. We hope this annual event will reach members of the community and change some of the negative attitudes that exist.” Tony Trimingham, Founder and CEO of Family Drug Support

“The weight of the world was on my shoulders. We were so ashamed and alone – then we found support and things changed” Viola – Mother

“What a difference it made being able to talk and have someone listen with empathy, and not tell me I was a bad parent or my approach was wrong. I can ring anytime and get stuff off my chest” Carlos – Father

“Family Drug Support helps by having you focus on helping yourself, but also by putting you in contact with other families who are suffering and afraid. Feeling like you are not alone gives you strength.” Denise – Mother

FDS would like to thank Aiv Puglielli, Member of the Legislative Council (MLC), representing the Victorian Greens for hosting the VIC IFDSD event and for helping to raise awareness of the important role families play in supporting anyone with problematic alcohol and/or drugs use.

For further information, please contact Chloe 0448 177 083.

Light refreshments provided.

FREE EVENT – Registration is essential.


Parliament House
1 Spring Street
Melbourne, 3000
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