Welcome to BreakThrough
Misinformation in the media and public discourse about drug use and addiction creates stigma and shame for people who use drugs and their families, making it more difficult to seek help.
BreakThrough is a program for family, friends and partners of people with addictive behaviours and offers practical strategies about how to talk to loved ones about their substance use, better respond to and manage challenging behaviours, and make self-care a priority.
Developed by Turning Point, Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC) and the Bouverie Centre, BreakThrough is funded by the Victorian Department of Health.
An introduction to BreakThrough
Rob Campbell, Program Manager, Family Drug and Gambling Help, a program of SHARC, talks to BreakThrough facilitators Anna Guthrie from Turning Point, and Glenn Hunter and Nicola Scarlett from Family Drug and Gambling Help.
Join us on Wednesday evenings
BreakThrough face-to-face sessions have been suspended until further notice due to Covid-19 restrictions, however, we run a series of online sessions on Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm AEST.
Sessions are free of charge and connect you with other families who share similar experiences. Participants have the option of staying on for a support group, which runs fortnightly.
Our resources and supports
We encourage families to download and read the BreakThrough participant booklets and worksheets, share them with loved ones, and contact the services listed for advice or support.