A Local Drug Action Team has been formed by Moruya Rotary

Moruya Rotary is the lead organisation of a "Eurobodalla Cares" Local Drug Action Team. Moruya Rotary ran a drug forum in Moruya last year and were very surprised that 220 people turned up.The participants at that drug forum were surveyed and 90% said drugs were a problem in the Eurobodalla. Moruya Rotary decided to form a Local Drug Action team and seek federal government funding via the Australian Drug Foundation.We have been successful in getting an initial grant of $10,000 and we are now writing a Community Action Plan for additional funding up to $30,000.The LDAT has also received $10,000 from NSW Health Cordinaire. The group is aleady planning ahead with projects for another grant later in the year. The Community Action Plan being written now has identified 8 projects to directly help disengaged youth and provide comprehensive evidence education on drugs and alcohol use.The LDAT aims to provide the best possible education and prevention programmes in the Eurobodalla for many years to come. A spokesman for Moruya Rotary Robert Richmond said" the Eurobodalla also has a serious problem with opioid addiction and a high proportion of people with this problem are over 60.Many older people are prescribed opioid pain killers after surgery,for arthritis pain etc and become addicted to these drugs". "Eurobodalla Cares"Local Drug Action Team has formidable team of partners including,Eurobodalla Shire Council,NSW Health Coordinaire,NSW Police PCYC,Ice Turning Family Pain into Power,Katungul,Red Cross,Karralika,Hope House,Moruya, Batemans Bay and Narooma Rotary clubs. Anyone wanting more information about the LDAT can contact Robert Richmond richmondconsultants@bigpond.com

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