COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update
BreakThrough face-to-face sessions will be suspended until further notice, however, we are running a series of online sessions. Check our attend page for updated information. In the meantime, you can access videos of BreakThrough content made by facilitators Glenn, Nikki and Anna on our online page.
Many families, in addition to worrying about their loved one's ice use, are anxious about the coronavirus. Our resources page has links to a number of mental health services, all of which have tips and advice about dealing with stress during this difficult time. We strongly encourage you to reach out and connect via phone or web, look after yourself and pay attention to your own health and well-being.
What is BreakThrough?
There is a lot of misinformation in the media and public discourse about drug use and addiction. BreakThrough provides information about addictive behaviours and why they cause problems for the individual, families and the broader community.
BreakThrough helps families with practical strategies about how to talk to loved ones about their substance use, better respond to and manage challenging behaviours and practice self-care. Information on where to access additional help and support is provided.
BreakThrough was developed by Turning Point, SHARC and the Bouverie Centre with funding from the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria.
Attend a session
BreakThrough supports you to get the facts, develop strategies and find out where to access help and support.
Attending a BreakThrough session will connect you with other families who share similar experiences.
Sessions are free of charge.
Download the booklet
We encourage families who are unable to attend face-to-face or online sessions to download and read the participant handbook, share it with loved ones, and contact the support services listed for additional advice or support.