Local Drug Action Team

What is the Federation Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program?

The Federation LDAT is an Alcohol and Drug Foundation program supporting the planning, development and implementation of primary prevention and harm minimisation activities.

What does the Federation Local Drug Action Team program aim to do?

The LDAT program emphasises the importance of building ‘protective factors’ in the community - working to prevent alcohol and drug issues forming in the first place.

Federation LDAT aims to:

  • Focus on preventing alcohol and drug-related problems before they occur
  • Be community-driven, with strong community consultation and engagement
  • Demonstrate collaboration and partnerships with local community partners
  • Be informed by evidence, responsive to local data and need.

Current projects funded under the LDAT program include:

2021 Research Project

The LDAT Research Project aims to generate detailed insights into the local community’s alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues and needs, particularly in relation to risk and protective factors.

The Federation Primary Prevention Team will use the detailed community picture generated from this research project to develop a long-term plan of action to prevent and reduce AOD use and harms and ultimately, to improve community health and wellbeing.

Charge Up program

The aim of the Charge Up program is to train local facilitators to positively influence the lives of young people through delivery of the Charge Up program.

The program will support teenagers in developing positive life-long self-esteem, assertiveness, self-regulation and resilience skills, preventing the need for reliance on other unhealthy strategies, such as the use of alcohol and other drugs.

Benefits of the program include reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep, improving self-awareness and empathy, increasing attention, focus and concentration.

The program will commence in early 2022 for Federation Council residents.