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NDARC to participate in Sydney AOD community forum

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Date Published:
8 Jun 2012
Contact person:
Erin O'Loughlin
02 9385 0124

NDARC will mark 2012 Drug Action Week with participation in a community forum on ‘Alcohol, Young People and the Community’.

Associate Professor Anthony Shakeshaft will be among a panel of experts taking part in the event being organised by Surry Hills Community Drug Action Team. The forum will address the concerns and possible solutions to alcohol and other drug use in the Surry Hills area, situated in Sydney’s inner city residential precinct.

Associate Professor Shakeshaft has a strong interest in community-based solutions to drug and alcohol related harms, having recently completed the Alcohol Action in Rural Communities (AARC) project. AARC enlisted 20 communities in regional NSW to evaluate the effectiveness of 13 community-based interventions for alcohol-related harms. The final report on the project will be released later this year.

Also taking part in the forum will be Professor Sandra Jones from the University of Wollongong, manager of the late night economy in the City of Sydney Suzie Matthews, Crime Prevention Officer Constable Craig Parkinson, and coordinator of Surry Hills Liquor Accord, David Cass.

The event is free though participants are kindly asked to RSVP by 19 June by phoning Surry Hills Community Drug Action Team on (02) 9356 4977.

For more information, please see flyer attached or head to the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre website.

For other activities happening in your area during Drug Action Week (17-23 June, 2012), head to the event's website.