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Drink safe community initiative

 

Overview

The Drink safe community initiative has been running programs in Broken Hill, New South Wales (NSW) since 2008, to promote community awareness and educate young people on the dangers of binge drinking. The main goals are to reduce youth binge drinking by providing young people with the knowledge to make informed choices in relation to alcohol and levels of intoxication, increase the social acceptance among young people of choosing to drink responsibly, and develop a model for a 'Drink safe community'.

The initiative consisted of several separate alcohol and other drug programs:

Abstract adapted from Broken Hill Youth Interagency

Contacts

Scott Hammond
Chairperson
Broken Hill Community Drug Action Team
479 Crystal Street
PO Box 448
Broken Hill NSW 2880
Ph: (08) 8080 3591
Fax: (08) 8088 6199
Email: youthofficer@ceinternet.com.au

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Last updated: 3 December 2013
 
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