Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Drug Action Week 2007

Subject: DRUG ACTION WEEK 18-22 June 2007
DRUG ACTION WEEK® 18-22 June 2007
An initiative of the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia ADCA

Generating Interest in Holding Events. The countdown has begun to Drug Action Week 2007! This national event is coordinated by the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA) and is now in its 10th year. Drug Action Week aims to promote awareness of the complex issues of alcohol and other drugs and also to recognise the efforts of the various individuals and organisations working to reduce drug related harm. This year, Drug Action Week is running from 18 to 22 June and it is the events you hold that really help to make it a success.Get Involved! Each year Drug Action Week encourages various activities across Australia, from notice board displays to theatrical productions. Drug Action Week 2006 saw hundreds of events held nation wide, raising awareness all over the country. Anyone can take part! Hold your own event or participate in events in your local area this June to help support Drug Action Week.
Check out our website! Drug Action Weeks informative website has been updated for 2007. It is a great resource for guiding you through the week from planning to evaluation. Use our interactive features to:

order a Drug Action Week organisers booklet to get you started http://drugactionweek.org.au/kit.html
register your event on our National Calendar of Events to promote your plans http://drugactionweek.org.au/ListEvent.html
subscribe to regular electronic newsletters to keep you updated There are also fact sheets on some key issues to use during your event.
Keep an eye out for any changes and new information by visiting www.drugactionweek.org.au regularly and make the most of whats available. A Year of Celebration!
ADCA is pleased to be presenting Drug Action Week for the 10th year running. This year Drug Action Week coincides with ADCAs 40th year as the independent peak body representing the alcohol and other drugs field at a national level. (Find out more about ADCA by looking at our website http://www.adca.org.au/ )
Drug Action Week 2007 focuses on some big issues. Each day has a different theme which you could use when thinking up an event. The themes for 2007 are:

Monday 18 June - Drugs and sportTuesday 19 June - TreatmentWednesday 20 June - PreventionThursday 21 June - Indigenous PeoplesFriday 22 June - Mental Health

So, enjoy your planning and please ask if you have any questions* getting involved has never been easier! Use the Drug Action week website (as detailed above) or contact ADCA via telephone on (02) 6281 0686 or send a fax to (02) 6281 0995.

Donna BullChief Executive OfficerAlcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia© Copyright 2007 Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia PO Box 269 Woden ACT 2606PHONE +612 6281 0686 FAX +612 6281 0995

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