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Breaking the cycle of alcohol and drug abuse in Indigenous communities

 

Overview

The Breaking the cycle of alcohol and drug abuse in Indigenous communities initiative was funded by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

The Breaking the cycle initiative aimed to:

The initiative funded culturally appropriate alcohol and other drug use prevention, early intervention, treatment, rehabilitation and aftercare. Approximately $20 million over three years (2011-12 to 2013-14) had been allocated to support new community solutions for fighting alcohol and other drug use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The following communities/regions were targeted to receive funding from the period of 2011-12 to 2013-14:

Abstract adapted from Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Contacts

Department of Social Services
PO Box 7576
Canberra ACT 2610
Ph: 1300 653 227
Email: dssfeedback@dss.gov.au

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Last updated: 6 November 2014
 
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