SOCIAL issues that are driving drug and alcohol misuse were tackled head on at an action planning session involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teens on Wednesday 23 May.
Mental wellbeing, sexual health, joblessness, homelessness and poor nutrition were all topics explored at the full-day session facilitated by Bundaberg health and wellbeing organisation IWC.
IWC is Aboriginal community-controlled and non-government and has run successful drug and alcohol programs for more than a decade. IWC’s holistic model delivers whole-of-person care to more than 12,000 clients, both Indigenous and Indigenous. It is committed to Reconciliation in Action.
“The aim was to provide a safe and open forum to gather the ‘Voice’ of Indigenous youth so as to shape a Drug and Alcohol Prevention Strategy designed to meet their s