NEW PROGRAM: The government and the Alcohol and Drug Foundation have announced a Local Drug Action Team will be up and running in the region.
NEW PROGRAM: The government and the Alcohol and Drug Foundation have announced a Local Drug Action Team will be up and running in the region. Contributed

Eidsvold receives $60,000 to reduce drug-related harm

EIDSVOLD'S Local Drug Action Team has received $60,000 to boost its efforts in reducing alcohol and drug related harms in the community.

As part of the Strong Aboriginal Families in Eidsvold (SAFE) program, the team will use the funds for activities focused on building a strong and connected community.  

These include multiple business skills development and creative industries workshops, as well as promoting the women's and men's groups in Eidsvold in a bid to boost membership and social connectedness. 

The Local Drug Action Team Program is managed by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation and funded by the Australian Government.

"The additional funding gives further support to the Local Drug Action Team to deliver evidence-informed alcohol and other drug harm prevention activities," Alcohol and Drug Foundation CEO Dr Erin Lalor said.  

The team also hopes to extend the program's delivery area to include other North Burnett communities.  

SAFE Local Drug Action Team is a partnership between Stepping Black Indigenous Corporation Australia, Bridges Health and Community Care, North Burnett Regional Council and North Burnett Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Hub.  

The Local Drug Action Team Program is part of the Australian Government's investment of $298 million over four years under the National Ice Action Strategy.


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