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Are you concerned about a family member's substance use?

Breakthrough for Families Queensland is a program designed to support families and significant others of individuals affected by substance use. 

The Breakthrough for Families Queensland program involves:

  • Free public...

Jody Wright, current Healthy Options Australia Chief Executive Officer, will succeed long serving Executive Director and Superintendent Dr Dennis Young AM in April to lead and grow the organisation and its related entities in providing alcohol and...

Cedric Man Ching Chee, a highly respected philanthropist and a valued Drug ARM supporter passed away recently at the age of 93.

Drug ARM remembers Cedric as a kind-hearted and noble humanitarian. 


Cedric committed his life not only to his beloved family but to the wider community to which he was a part...

During one of our recent trips to West End, a regular client - a woman we’ll call Deanna - approached the van. Deanna spent the hour smiling and sharing with our volunteers - drinking cups of tea and eating biscuits with great enthusiasm.
 
This happy scene was a far cry from the first...

Elizabeth is a volunteer counsellor at the Annerley Community and Family Support Service. She has seen first hand the circumstances that lead to drug and alcohol use. “A huge percentage of people that do come here have trauma stories and childhood abuse – and that’s no fault of their own.”


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Nathan came to Drug ARM for help with his drug use. In his words, “It started when my mate passed away. I got heavy into drugs, which meant I ended up on the streets. I ended up losing my home, my family, and my friends. I felt alone, lost and without hope. I had nowhere to go and no one to turn to. It got so bad...

Shaping the community can shape you personally. Something Jenny has learned over her many years as President of the Calamvale Lions Club and through her service to her pocket of Brisbane. During a trip to the international Lions convention in the US, Jenny was deeply affected by the rife homelessness in wealthy cities on the...

Drug ARM Ipswich and Warradale have been keeping busy over the period of ‘Youth Week’. Both offices have visited local schools in order to reach out and engage with youths through their deliverance of interactive and informative sessions on drugs and alcohol.

Students were given information on the effects of...

The Remote Schools Attendance Strategy team based in Boggabilla are preparing to run a series of cultural camps for young males, young females, elders and young fathers and mothers to mentor participants and strengthen community wellbeing.


Activities will focus on caring for the land, language, bush tucker,...

Welcome to the Autumn 2016 Edition of Reaching Out – your direct link to the programs and services of Drug ARM.

Featured in this edition are updates on new Drug ARM services and the latest fundraising and community events. If you would like to receive a copy of Reaching Out directly to your inbox – subscribe at the...

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