Following are messages of support we have received for the International Family Drug Support Day.
FDS is now a strong force of committed people, lovely and caring people, a force to be reckoned with and one I am proud to belong to.
Written by Michelle Kingston-Kerr on .I volunteer on the support line. It has been a privilege to listen to and support callers along their journeys of concerns for loved ones affected by drugs or alcohol. There is often no quick fix solution and just being able to give the caller an opportunity to talk about their concerns is truly humbling. FDS offers a much needed opportunity for family members and loved ones to seek support that they may otherwise not have access to.
Written by Beth on .As a volunteer on the FDS Support Line, I am in awe of the courage shown by family members who reach out for support and ring up. It is a humbling and sobering experience to listen to callers and support them in their time of need, no matter what stage of their journey they are at. The training provided by FDS to its volunteers is outstanding.
Written by Kathryn on .I've benefited beyond words from the services provided by FDS. The support line, the small-group meetings, the life-changing Stepping Stones course ... I have a strong sense of belonging in a wider partnership of wonderful and resourceful people, turning families' lives around for the better. Thank you so much, FDS!
Written by Donald Matthews on .When my wife and I were rock bottom over our daughter's predicament, we went with no real expectations to the old Burwood meeting room. That was many years ago now and it made SUCH a difference. With Tony and Sandra now close personal friends of long standing, we can only wonder at and admire their continued strengths.
Written by Caroline on .My recent support experience on Friday reiterated how important the helpline is for the caller who sometimes just needs someone to listen and not always want a solution. There are people who live in fear for their adult child/partner/parent who has an addiction but providing support and information + 24/7 support helps in a small way to assuage that helplessness. I value the opportunity to support callers.
Written by Mike on .Family Drug Support is a marvellous organisation, manned almost exclusively by volunteers and focused on supporting those whose lives are affected by drug and alcohol use of family member/s. From 24-hour phone support, to support groups and special programs, people need never feel alone with their situation thanks to FDS. Great to see this community supported initiative on FDS Day 24 February.