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:
reducing shame, stigma and discrimination for families
promoting support services for families and friends affected by drug use
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.