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Support Day

26 August 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Family Drug Support (FDS), cohealth & Harm Reduction Victoria (HRVic) presents


Is someone in your network experiencing risks associated with their drug and / or alcohol use? Are you looking for practical support and information?

Support Day is a free education session for families and friends who are supporting someone who is using drugs and/or alcohol.

Support Day provides clear and practical information training sessions that cover overdose prevention and harm reduction

Support Day is a safe place to share your experiences and learn to support someone with their drug use and help prevent overdose and other harms

Session 1 – Family Drug Support’s – Stepping Forwards Workshop: stage of change, balance & letting go (Chloe Span)

Information about the Stages of Behaviour Change for people using substances

Understanding why people use alcohol and other drugs

The reality of lapse and relapse

Practical strategies to support people using substance

Learning about the Stages of Change for Families

Strategies to help family members to cope

Balancing self-care and remaining supportive and caring

Session 2 – cohealth’s – Family & Carer AOD Supports (Gaia Miller-Foote & Greg Denham)

Overview of Health’s AOD support services and how to access them

Exploring the effects, risks and complexities of AOD use – public health model

Unpacking beliefs about AOD use and the impacts of stigmas

Rationale for Harm Minimisation

What is a dug?

Drug classifications

Tolerance dependence and withdrawal

Session 3 – Harm Reduction Victoria’s Naloxone Training (Jane Dicka)

Recognising the signs of opioid overdose

Training by workers with lived and living experience of injecting drug use

FREE Naloxone Kit available upon request


KensingtonTown Hall
30-34 Bellair Street
Kensington, 3031
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