Date PostedJune 15, 2018

New Sunshine Coast Program Tackles Alcohol at Grass Roots Level


A program has been launched on the Sunshine Coast to tackle alcohol and drug harm at grass roots level.

The Federal Government and the Alcohol and Drug Foundation have announced a Local Drug Action Team which will operate in the region.

The aim of the program is to support organisations developing partnerships in their community and using local knowledge to provide evidence-based alcohol and drug harm prevention projects. These projects will be tailored specifically to the needs of the local area.

The team will be supported by the University of the Sunshine Coast at the Thompson Institute.

The new program has been welcomed by Alcohol and Drug Foundation CEO Erin Lalor, describing it as “a fantastic opportunity for community partnerships”,

The program recognises the differences in all local areas and the importance of community-led initiatives in preventing harms caused by alcohol and drug abuse. Source:

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