Breakthrough for Families assists families and significant others of individuals affected by alcohol and other drugs, including ice.


About the program
Service overview
Service locations

Refer to service
Scheduled Public Information Sessions


About the program

Breakthrough for Families (BFFQ) is an education and brief intervention program for family members or loved ones who are impacted by and concerned by their loved one's use of drugs and/or alcohol.

Service provided

The BFFQ Program provides facts on drugs and alcohol, strategies for families to support their loved one while taking care of their own needs, including:

  • Free public alcohol and other drug information sessions.
  • Access and connection to specialist Drug and Alcohol Workers who provide brief intensive support to family members.
  • Fast track referrals for our drug and alcohol rehabilitation and treatment service if the family member is willing to engage in treatment.
  • Information and Referral for further assistance for alternative health and community services and support networks.

Service locations

We exclusively deliver the BFFQ Program in the Wide Bay Burnett region, including:

  • Fraser Coast and surrounds (Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Granville and Tinana)
  • North Burnett and surrounds (Gayndah, Mundubbera, Monto, Eidsvold)
  • Bundaberg and surrounds (Bargara, Gin Gin, Burnett Heads)
  • Agnes Waters and surrounds (Miriam Vale, Rosedale, Miara)

Refer to service

To access the Program, individuals can:

  • Contact the Breakthrough for Families Coordinator on telephone 1300 707 655 to discuss your circumstances, including the possibility of attending a free public alcohol and other drug information session
  • Contact the Bridges Health & Community Care Alcohol and Other Drug Intake and Advice Line to speak with a Family AOD Worker on telephone 1800 AODBridges (1800 263 274)
  • Complete Bridges Health & Community Care Referral Form and email the completed form to [email protected] or fax to 07 41516 186

Scheduled Public Information Sessions

Bridges Health & Community Care will present a series of free information sessions on alcohol and other drugs. We will host these public information sessions between March and May 2021. When we have sorted the event dates, we will promote the info here (so please watch this space).

These events are part of the Breakthrough Our Way cultural program and for anyone concerned about their loved one’s substance use. The team at Bridges invites you, your family members, and members of the community to participate in the upcoming sessions.

Breakthrough Our Way is a culturally appropriate program that provides information sessions for Indigenous People.

Bundaberg Sessions – Breakthrough Our Way

The team at Bridges offers:

Hervey Bay Sessions – Breakthrough Our Way

The team at Bridges offers:

We encourage you to attend both sessions. Don't worry if you've missed Session One, you can still come to Session Two.

Because of space and COVID restrictions, we do need you to RSVP to reserve your places.

To book your places, please contact the Bridges ‘Breakthrough for Families’ Coordinator on telephone 1300 707 655.