Funding to roll out a new local drug action team in Eurobodalla

The Moruya Rotary Club has been funded by the Australian Government to prevent harms caused by drugs and alcohol misuse on individuals and families based in Moruya and the Eurobodalla.

Ann Sudmalis MP, Federal Member for Gilmore said “The Moruya Rotary Club will receive an initial $10,000 to help them develop a local community action plan. Following the plan, they will be able to apply for additional funding to support the delivery of local prevention activities in our community.”

“The funding will support the Moruya Rotary Club, to identify and deliver evidence-based prevention, promotion and harm-reduction activities to prevent substance misuse in our local communities. They will work in partnership with service providers, schools, police, young people, Indigenous and primary health services and other non-government organisations to drive change at a local level.”

“Resources and support will be provided by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation to ensure activities are informed by evidence and Moruya Rotary Club is well supported.”

“Substance misuse can have serious impacts in our communities, especially in rural and regional areas, and it’s clear that communities are increasingly becoming empowered to take action in their regions,” said Ann Sudmalis.

The Coalition Government is investing $298 million over four years under the National Ica Action Strategy to combat drug and alcohol misuse across Australia. The Local Drug Action Program is a key component of the National Ice Action Strategy.

For free and confidential advice about alcohol and other drug treatment services, please call the National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline on 1800 250 015.

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