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The Northern Territory early intervention pilot program (NTEIPP) is facilitated by the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services. The program is funded by the Department of Health and Ageing, and builds on existing government and non-government youth justice initiatives.
The program seeks to achieve a sustained reduction in the levels of alcohol intoxication in underage youth in the Northern Territory (NT), through delivering training and support to police, youth and community services. NTEIPP aims to support and enhance existing programs and services which address the issue of underage drinking, including:
NTEIPP also aims to promote brief interventions as a means to refer youth to appropriate services and programs via the NT Alcohol and drug information service hotline. Outreach officers are based in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs, and may visit remote locations where there are service gaps.
Abstract adapted from Northern Territory Youth Affairs Network
Northern Territory alcohol drug information service
Ph: 1800 131 350 (hotline)
Ph: (08) 8936 4843
Mobile: 0401 560 176