Stall raises awareness

Irina, Ben and Reane Matihas, Allyson King, Talitha Gardner, Heather Blackley, Trevor Gilbert and Wendy Devine.

A drug and alcohol information stall was set up in Condobolin’s main street last Friday as part of Community Drug Action Week.

The community initiative, which is supported by NSW Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia, featured various information booklets regarding illicit drug and alcohol use.

Western Plains Regional Development Project Coordinator, Heather Blackley, said there had been a good reaction to the stall from the community.

“The aim of this project is to raise awareness about the harmful effects drugs can have in people’s lives,” she said.

“Unfortunately, I think Condobolin has a bigger problem with drugs than other similarly sized communities.

“People are influenced by others while they are young and as they grow up they become bored and continue to use illicit drugs and alcohol.”

Heather said the principal focus of the  Condobolin anti drugs program was to stop  secondary or ‘middleman’ supply to users.

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