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Substance abuse can impact on the lives of many Australians and their families. It can be a difficult issue to tackle as the issue concerns both the user and the wider community.
Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) supports
Community Drug Action Teams (CDATs) – a group of volunteers across NSW, who work together to minimise and prevent the harmful use of alcohol and other drugs in their neighbourhoods. The team addresses drug issues by developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships between a range of local services.
There are two CDATs in the City of Canterbury Bankstown:
Canterbury Community Drug Action Team The groups meets on the first Monday of each month at Canterbury Leagues Club (26 Bridge Road, Belmore).
For more information, contact Council's Community Safety and Crime Prevention Officers on 9707 9212 or 9707 9471
Bankstown Community Drug Action Team This group meets on the second Thursday of every second month.
For more information, contact the Bankstown CDAT Chairperson on 9796 2930.
The City of Canterbury Bankstown continually works in partnership with local youth organisations to deliver drug and alcohol education to at-risk young people in a suitable manner.
Council partnered with Youth Off the Streets Bankstown and other local youth organisations to deliver the My Life My Choice Conference in 2018. This conference covered topics of drugs, alcohol and mental health to Years 10 to 12 students. It provided a safe platform for students to discuss the effects of risky behaviour and how to look out for their peers.
For more information, contact Council's Community Safety and Crime Prevention Officers on 9707 9212 or 9707 9471.
For more information about drug and alcohol abuse prevention, visit the
Alcohol and Drug Foundation website.
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