Breakthrough for Families
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. The BFFQ Program provides facts on drugs and alcohol, strategies for families to support their loved one while taking care of their own needs.
About the program
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:
3 Free counselling and information sessions for family members to build your understanding of the impacts of drug and alcohol and the person who is using, why they use etc, develop practical and helpful communication skills and self-care strategies
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.
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 (contact our office via email or phone)
Scheduled Public Information Sessions
Bridges Health & Community Care will present a series of free information sessions on alcohol and other drugs. The team at Bridges invites you, your family members, and members of the community to participate in the upcoming sessions.
We encourage you to attend both sessions. Don't worry if you've missed Session A, you can still come to Session B.
Bookings via RSVP are essential to secure your spot.
To book your places, please contact the Bridges ‘Breakthrough for Families’ Coordinator on telephone 1300 707 655.