TACKLING THE SCOURGE OF ICE IN GREY
Posted on Tuesday, 12 June, 2018
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
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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