Representatives from the Clarence Valley’s Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) represented the region at a CDAT conference in Newcastle in March. Clarence Valley Council project officer, Sharon Moore, said the conference recognised the CDAT’s efforts in preventing alcohol and other drug-related harms, plus set goals for the future. “It was fantastic to connect with other community drug action teams and learn about the different alcohol and other drug harm projects they are working on,” Mrs Moore said. “The opportunity to share ideas and experiences has given us new motivation for local projects.” There are 71 CDATs across NSW, made up of passionate volunteers leading alcohol and other drug harm prevention projects to strengthen their communities. The conference was organised by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF), which manages the NSW Government-funded CDATs. ADF’s NSW/ACT state manager, Dr Lisa Simone, said the Alcohol and Drug Foundation was thrilled to have community drug action teams from across New South Wales unite for the conference. “Community drug action teams help their own communities make grassroots changes that promote healthy lifestyles and reduce the risk of harm from alcohol and other drugs,” Dr Simone said. Anyone interested in joining the Clarence Valley community drug action team should call Sharon Moore on 6645 0331. Mrs Moore said they were always looking for new members. For more information about CDAT visit www.adf.org.au/cdat.