Family or Friend Resources


Please click on the links below for more information about prescription and over-the-counter medications. You can also call us on 1800 931 101 for more information and advice.


INFORMATION ABOUT MEDICATIONS

For more information about prescription and over-the-counter medications, click on the links below to read a factsheet by the Australian Drug Foundation:


OVERDOSE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION

Click on the links below for more information about preventing overdose from medications:


MEDICATION USE & CHRONIC PAIN

Find out more about the risks of taking medication and why opioid medication may not be the best treatment for chronic pain by clicking on the links and videos below.


USEFUL WEBSITES

The First Stop: Information about family support services and treatment options for problems with alcohol, medication and other drugs. The First Stop website includes support and coping tips for friends and family members.

ScriptWise: ScriptWise are a not-for-profit Australian organisation who are dedicated to reducing overdose and other harms from prescription and over-the-counter medications.

International Overdose Awareness Day: International Overdose Awareness Day is held on August 31st each year to remember those who have died of a drug overdose and to prevent overdose from happening in other families.

COPE (Community Overdose Prevention and Education): The Pennington Institute website has information about ‘Overdose First Aid’.

Turn to Help: Information about codeine and painkiller dependence (addiction) and different types of treatment options.

Family Drug Help: Family Drug Help is a program of SHARC (Self Help Addiction Resource Centre) which provides support across Victoria for families affected by alcohol, medication and other drugs. Family Drug Help have support groups, information and workshops for families.

Family Drug Support: Family Drug Support is a national organisation which provides support and information for families affected by alcohol, medication and other drugs. Family Drug Support have support groups, information and workshops for families.

Reconnexion: Reconnexion is a not-for-profit organisation who provide information, support and treatment for people experiencing panic, anxiety, depression and tranquiliser (benzodiazepine) dependency.


PERSONAL STORIES 

The videos below were made by the Australian Drug Foundation.


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