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National Family Drug Support Day an opportunity to highlight the need to support families

Date posted: 24 February 2017

Today is National Family Drug Support Day, an annual event which highlights the need for families to not only be recognised and heard, but to be supported and encouraged to speak about their concerns and their needs.

The theme for 2017 is See the person not the drug, which aims to focus on the need to look past the stigma of drug use and instead see the person who is someone's son, daughter, sister, brother, mother or father.

You can get involved in National Family Drug Support Day by:

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre also has a Community portal, a resource for Elders and community members working to reduce the harms from alcohol and other drugs in their communities. In the Community portal is a specific section on Help for families, which provides information on topics such as:

Check out the Community portal:


Last updated: 24 February 2017
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