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 ice in particular. BreakThrough provides information about what ice is, why people use it and why it causes problems for the individual, families and the broader community.
BreakThrough helps families to identify if loved ones are using ice and their patterns of drug use. It also provides practical strategies about how to talk to loved ones about their drug use and how families can manage challenging behaviours and look after themselves. 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.