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Drug and alcohol abuse are two serious issues affecting the lives of people across Australia. Addiction can be an incredibly difficult problem to tackle, and there are concerns not only for the users of these substances, but also for the wider community.
The Alcohol and Drug Foundation support 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 through developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships between local services.
There are two CDATs in the City of Canterbury Bankstown:
For more information, contact Council's Community Safety Officer on 9707 9471.
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 manner that's suited to them and that will hopefully be well understood.
Council partnered with Youth Off the Streets Bankstown and other local youth organisations to deliver the My Life My Choice Conference. This conference covers topics of drug, alcohol and mental health to students in years 10 to 12. 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 Councils Community Safety and Crime Prevention Officer on 9707 9471.
For more information about drug and alcohol abuse prevention, visit the
Alcohol and Drug Foundation website.
You can also head to the following websites:
Alcohol and Drug Information Service
Family Drug Support
Kids Help Line