Join us in Atlanta! Families for Sensible Drug Policy is privileged to be participating with our national and global partners at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference #Reform17, October 11-14, 2017, in Atlanta GA.
#Reform17 is a biennial event representing more than 80 countries worldwide bringing folks from around the world who believe that the war on drugs is doing more harm than good.
Meet our team in person at our Exhibit Sponsor table. We stand in solidarity with our global friends and partners and we are excited to welcome our friends across the miles.
At #Reform17, we are proud to celebrate our partnership with Family Drug Support (FDS), an Australian organization founded in 1997 by Tony Trimingham after the loss of his precious only son Damien to overdose. FSDP Co-founder Carol Katz Beyer was impacted by the loss of her beautiful and vibrant sons Bryan and Alex within this past year.
Family Drug Support has pioneered a new model of support for families that helps families better understand and strengthen the connection between ourselves and loved ones who use substances. Our families have a vital role in the development and resolution of how substance use impacts their home—for far too long our families have not been afforded the opportunity to engage as active participants and problem-solvers.
We are bringing FDS’ model to the United States to offer workshops and establish our own network of peer-led support groups to empower our families by suggesting viable alternatives to explore potential solutions and coping strategies based on science and compassion.
Don’t miss FSDP’s Harm Reduction Coordinator Jeremy Galloway who will be participating on the panel “Naltrexone: Wonder Drug or “Shot” in the Dark?” Friday at 9:30am. sharing his expertise along with other panelists
We look forward to commemorating this auspicious occasion by celebrating the diversity and vision of our stakeholders–join us as we share ideas, thoughts and experiences to ensure that our communities receive the support and attention necessary for our families to realize their dreams in harmony and fulfillment.