More drug teams an­nounced

Weekend Courier - - Street Watch -

A LO­CAL Drug Ac­tion Team (LDAT) has been an­nounced for the Rock­ing­ham/ Kwinana re­gion to pre­vent al­co­hol and other drug harms at a grass­roots level.

The num­ber of LDATs across Aus­tralia has now more than dou­bled, with 92 new com­mu­nity part­ner­ships join­ing 80 ex­ist­ing LDATs.

The LDAT pro­gram sup­ports or­gan­i­sa­tions to build or ex­tend part­ner­ships in their com­mu­nity and use lo­cal knowl­edge to de­liver ev­i­dence-in­formed al­co­hol and other drug harm pre­ven­tion projects, tai­lored to the needs of their lo­cal area.

Na­tion­ally, more than 1000 or­gan­i­sa­tions are com­mit­ted to the pro­gram. The lead or­gan­i­sa­tion for the LDAT in the Rock­ing­ham/ Kwinana re­gion is Lo­cal Drug Ac­tion Groups In­cor­po­rated.

The LDAT is set to fo­cus on work­ing with the whole of the com­mu­nity to pre­vent harms from al­co­hol and other drugs.

LDATs re­ceive an ini­tial $10,000 fund­ing from the Govern­ment and are sup­ported by the Al­co­hol and Drug Foun­da­tion to fi­nalise a Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Plan.

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