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International Family Drug Support Day 2018 Support the family – improve the outcome

Date posted: 14 February 2018

The International Family Drug Support Day is set on the date of the passing of Damien Trimingham, from a drug related overdose. The day has become an annual event to highlight 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.

Families Advocate, Tony Trimingham, has been humbled by the response to the annual International Family Drug Support Day to be held at events across Australia and the world to mark the 24th February date.

Tony will be speaking at the events to be held in Sydney and Canberra alongside leading politicians, family members and other experts. Parliamentarians, professionals and affected families will also be attending the events taking place in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and many communities across Australia, the United States, United Kindom, and a number of countries in Asia.

The International Family Drug Support Day theme for 2018 is Support the family – improve the outcome.

The International Day is also targeting governments to ensure families are able to access the support they need, and to encourage families to take that step and seek that support. The International Day also seeks to reduce the stigma and discrimination for families and drug users and promote harm reduction strategies.

Source: International Family Drug Support Day

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Last updated: 14 February 2018
 
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