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Northern Territory early intervention pilot program



The Northern Territory early intervention pilot program (NTEIPP) was facilitated by the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services. The program sought to achieve a sustained reduction in the levels of alcohol intoxication in underage young people in the Northern Territory (NT), through delivering training and support to police, youth and community services.

NTEIPP aimed to support and enhance existing programs and services which addressed the issue of underage drinking, including:

NTEIPP also aimed to promote brief interventions as a means to refer young people to appropriate services and programs via the NT Alcohol and drug information service hotline. Outreach officers were based in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs, and visited remote locations where there were service gaps.

Abstract adapted from Northern Territory Youth Affairs Network


Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services
PO Box 39764
Winnellie NT 0821
Ph: (08) 8999 5511


Last updated: 18 August 2015
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