Funds to fight ad­dic­tion


Pinjarra Murray Times - - THE SCHOOL REPORT -

COM­MU­NITY groups in Man­durah will re­ceive fund­ing to tackle the im­pact of al­co­hol on young peo­ple at a grass­roots level, thanks to the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s Lo­cal Drug Ac­tion Team.

The Gov­ern­ment’s next 40 Lo­cal Drug Ac­tion Teams have been an­nounced to tackle the chal­lenges faced by com­mu­ni­ties caused by al­co­hol and drugs.

Can­ning MHR An­drew Hastie said the City of Man­durah and its Com­mu­ni­ties that Care part­ners would be the ben­e­fi­cia­ries of the grant that would help con­tinue the roll out of their Youth Al­co­hol Strat­egy.

“The Our Man­durah Com­mu­nity-Youth Al­co­hol Strat­egy is about ed­u­cat­ing young peo­ple and their par­ents on the dan­gers of al­co­hol abuse and re­duc­ing al­co­hol-re­lated harm with Man­durah’s youth com­mu­nity,’’ he said.

“The pro­gram has al­ready been run in three lo­cal schools.

“This grant helps ex­tend the pro­gram into three more.

“Lo­cals are al­ways best placed to deal with the prob­lems within their com­mu­nity.”

Across Aus­tralia, more than 300 part­ner­ships have been formed.

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