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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 4 Hansard (29 March) . . Page.. 1259 ..

� Assisting Drug Dependents Inc (ADDInc) ($1,438,669)

Drug Referral Information Centre, DRIC@College program, Skills Plus, Arcadia House

(a small daily charge is also applicable to Arcadia House residents);

� Canberra Injectors Network (CIN) ($104,352)

Peer-based support service for injecting drug users in the ACT;

� Gugan Gulwan Aboriginal Youth Corporation ($172,010)

Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people with substance abuse problems including those with a dual diagnosis of substance abuse and mental health problems;

� Salvation Army ($91,037)

Mancare rehabilitation services for men;

� Ted Noffs Foundation ($187,000 = ACT / $625,000 = Commonwealth)

Ted Noffs Canberra youth rehabilitation & aftercare program;

� Toora Single Wimmin's Refuge ($61,995)

Women's withdrawal support service to commence in 2001/02;

� Women's Information Resources and Education on Drugs and Dependency ($66,651)

Counselling, education and case management services for women.

In addition to the programs outlined above, the Department of Health, Housing and Community Care provides $38,495 (2000/01) to the Department of Education and Community Services for the provision of training to provide knowledge and skills for ACT teachers in the effective delivery of drug education for all ACT school age people within the school setting.

The Department of Education and Community Services has also received Commonwealth funding, through the National School Drug Education Strategy, to develop projects which support initiatives in drug education.

As you would also be aware, the Prime Minister launched a series of television advertisements on Sunday 25 March 2001 as part of the Commonwealth Government's $20 million campaign against drugs.

Print and billboard advertising, radio messages and a mail-out to parents will complement the television advertisements, depicting real-life consequences of drug taking including crime, family breakdown, violence and death.

The overall aim of this phase of the campaign is to prevent children and teenagers from experimenting with drugs in the first place. The booklet being sent to households is designed to encourage family discussion about drug issues, advice on the warning signs of drug use and how to broach the subject with children.

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