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The Wiltanendi ... Becoming Stronger program was a two year pilot program which began in January 2007. This program aimed to reduce drug use among young Aboriginal people. For the purposes of the program 'drugs' referred to alcohol, inhalants, over the counter, prescription, and illicit substances.
The program worked closely with about 30 young Aboriginal people aged 10-17 years in a two-pronged approach; an assertive community case management targeted approach and a universal approach. Assertive case management involved young people working in an intense one-on-one approach with professionals to address the issues leading to alcohol and other drug use and the universal approach linked young people with opportunities to turn their lives around.
The program was funded jointly by the Government of South Australia and the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation, and led by Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia.
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