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2 Jun. 2021

MEDIA RELEASE: Harm Prevention and Reduction Darwin Receives Local Drug Action Team Funding

2 June 2021

The Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies NT (AADANT) is the peak body for non-government Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) treatment services in the Northern Territory (NT). We represent over 20 organisations providing drug and alcohol treatment and support to families and clients throughout the NT.

AADANT is pleased to announce Harm Prevention and Reduction Darwin have been successful in receiving funding to begin a Local Drug Action Team for Darwin to prevent and minimise alcohol and other drug-related harm in the community. The LDAT will be auspiced by AADANT as the lead agency.

Harm Prevention and Reduction Darwin aims to establish an action group to deliver alcohol and other drug harm prevention and reduction practices for the Darwin Region. 

Following the successful trail of the DanceWize program at this year’s Bass In The Grass Music Festival, the new LDAT will focus on work such as the introduction of a DanceWize program to deliver support for festivals and events, development of a harm reduction policy for the region and the development of peer support networks.

Local Drug Action Teams receive an initial $10,000 to develop Community Action Plans and can apply for further funding to deliver activities within their Community Action Plan.

Alcohol and Drug Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Dr Erin Lalor said a high number of community partnerships applied to join the Local Drug Action Team Program.

“More than 1,300 organisations are now part of Australia’s extensive Local Drug Action Team Program network. This shows how determined community organisations are about building healthier and more connected communities,” Dr Lalor added. 

Click here to find a map of Local Drug Action Teams across Australia

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Media Contact

Peter Burnheim
Executive Officer, AADANT
P.         8943 0608
M.        0429 901 370