The Drug Action Week in Australia
this year will also focus on alcohol abuse. Till date illicit drugs had been
the main focus, but now authorities have decided to include alcohol abuse as
"The theme for the Drug Action Week right across Australia
this year is alcohol is a drug too," said Sophie Bourcher from South East
Regional Community Health. "Young people don't have a full understanding
of how harmful alcohol can be."
Police officials are also a part of the initiative and said
it was important for people to be aware that excess drinking was harming the
community fabric as well.