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2019 International family drug support day

Tuesday 26th February 2019
10.30am – 12.00pm
Heritage Room, NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre
23-33 Mary Street, Surry Hills

Click here to register your attendance.

International Family Drug Support Day is an annual event that has been running since 2016. It is a non-partisan event reflecting the widespread support for families dealing with drug use issues that exist across all political parties and the community. Events feature key speakers addressing the key objectives:

  1. reducing shame, stigma and discrimination for families
  2. promoting support services for families and friends affected by drug use
  3. promoting harm reduction strategies to keep people safe.

As well as highlighting:

  • the importance of volunteers in providing family support across Australia
  • reducing fatal and non-fatal overdoses and other critical incidences as a result of drug use
  • promoting greater support and resources for treatment services
  • how giving people support and education can help families develop skills and strategies to deal with issues arising from drug use.

Download the invitation [PDF]