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.
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.
Check out our resources
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.
In addition, a list of helpful resources can be found on our supports page.