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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:
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.
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