Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased to announce four new Local Drug Action Teams in Grey to tackle the scourge of ice in our communities.
Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) are being established in Coober Pedy, Ceduna, Peterborough and Port Pirie under the program, enabling teams to empower and educate their communities to prevent and reduce the harms of alcohol and other drugs in their community.
Mr Ramsey has congratulated the new teams which will add to the great work being done by Local Drug Action Teams already working hard in Whyalla, Port Augusta and Port Lincoln in Grey.
The teams will receive an initial $10,000 in funding to help develop a local Community Action Plans. Those groups can then apply for additional funding to help deliver targeted, local projects, with support from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation.
“The teams will deliver local health prevention activities, including education, mentoring and support for vulnerable people to minimise their risk of alcohol and other drug related harms,” Mr Ramsey said.
“This is why the roll-out of our own Local Drug Action Team will be important for the strength, health and well-being of our community now, and into the future.”
Coalition is investing $298 million over four years to combat drug and alcohol misuse across Australia under the National Ice Action Strategy.
“Regional communities are often the hardest hit when it comes to ice abuse and addiction,”
Mr Ramsey said.
“I congratulate all successful LDATs, it is important we provide communities with the right tools, resources and support to drive change at a local level.”
More information about LDATs can be found on the Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s website www.adf.org.au/ldat
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