Member for Barker Tony Pasin has acknowledged International Family Drug Support Day and welcomed the Morrison Government’s announcement of $900,000 to Family Drug Support Australia to continue providing a free 24-hour support line for families dealing with drug issues.
International Family Drug Support Day is a day which recognises the effects on families who are caring for a family member experiencing problematic use of drugs or alcohol.
“The funding announced today will help Family Drug Support to continue providing a 24-hour national toll free telephone service for people who need advice, information or assistance,” Mr Pasin said.
“This is a really important service for those living in regional areas who don’t have access to face to face support,” Mr Pasin said.
“It will help to enhance Family Drug Support’s mobile and online systems and support the training of the organisation’s dedicated volunteers.”
Our Government is committed to reducing the impacts of drug and alcohol misuse in the community.
We have committed more than $800 million over four years through the Drug and Alcohol program. This includes a commitment to funding drug and alcohol treatment services and prevention activities.
Today’s announcement is in addition to funding of close to $2 million for the Family Drug Support’s ‘Bridging the Divide’ program.
More information about Family Drug Support and the service can be found at https://www.fds.org.au/
The Morrison Government’s strong economic management ensures the continued record investment of funding into vital health initiatives including alcohol and drug support, life-saving medicines, Medicare, mental health and hospitals.