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Binge drinking program reduces emergency department presentations

Date posted: 25 March 2011

The Drink safe community initiative has been running programs in Broken Hill since 2008 to the promote community awareness and educate young people on the dangers of binge drinking. Scott Hammond from the Community Drug Action Team says the program has seen alcohol-related presentations come down from 16 in every 1000 in 2007-9 to just three in every 1000 in 2010.

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Scott Hammond
Youth Officer
Broken Hill City Youth Centre
479 Crystal Street
Broken Hill 2880
Ph: (08) 8080 3591
Email: david.lee2@brokenhill.nsw.gov.au

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Last updated: 28 March 2011
 
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