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New support for Wangaratta families

Updated: Mar 29, 2019

Wangaratta’s Local Drug Action Team has launched three information kits to help people affected by problematic drugs, their families and loved ones, to more easily access local help and support.

Felicity Williams from The Centre for Continuing Education Inc., is one of the local leaders behind the LDAT and it’s Beyond Ice campaign.

“The Wangaratta Local Drug Action Team has made a genuine effort to connect with the community and to hear first-hand from people in recovery and from the families and loved ones of locals affected by problematic drug use.

When our group meets, we hear from guest speakers who provide very real and often personal insights about local drug use. People in recovery and parents whose children have been arrested for drug-related offences have shared their stories and insights, and so too has a person in recovery.

There have been some clear messages come through, especially from North East Family Support (Drugs and Alcohol) Inc, around how challenging it can be to navigate drug and alcohol services and some confusion about what to do if someone you love is arrested.

That’s why we’re preparing a range of information kits for community."

The information brochures were launched at a community services expo at the Wangaratta Farmers Market. Copies of the information brochures can be found at venues around Wangaratta including Wangaratta Council, Wangaratta Police Station, The Centre for Continuing Education, Gateway Health and the Wangaratta Justice Service Centre, and Wangaratta Court.

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Since 2015 the Wangaratta Local Drug Action Team has been working with its community to improve awareness of the facts and issues surrounding drug use.

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