CDAT

Nimbin CDAT (Community Drug Action Team) 

PURPOSE

The Nimbin CDAT is a volunteer community group which exists to prevent and reduce drug and alcohol (AOD)-related harms by:

  1. Improving the level, range and access to AOD services and treatments available in Nimbin*;
  2. Working towards a more positive (and accurate) profile of Nimbin;
  3. Preventing the initiation into harmful and hazardous AOD, especially by young people; and
  4. Working collaboratively with other local agencies, services and community groups to address AOD related problems in Nimbin and the Northern Rivers region:

Nimbin CDAT will do this by undertaking a range of local and regional activities and initiatives which:

  • Increase awareness of alcohol and other drug (AOD) related harms within the community;
  • Promote the uptake of protective strategies aimed at reducing AOD-related harms;
  • Increase safe and healthy environments, both social and physical, which promote prevention and reduction of AOD-related harm;

*Nimbin is defined for the purposes of CDAT as being the area enclosed within a 30km radius from the centre of the village.

MEMBERSHIP

 Membership of Nimbin CDAT is open to local community members, including representatives from local service providers and agencies as may be deemed relevant by the group.

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Local Survey

During 2015 a survey was conducted of people who use drugs in the community to inform the priorities and directions of the Nimbin CDAT.

Click here to see the Report and here to see the Appendices to the Report (Tables and Charts).

Latest CDAT News

Nimbin CDAT wins Big Ideas pitch competition! The Nimbin Community Drug Action Team was joint winner of the Local Health District’s Big Ideas pitching competition. We won a very cool trophy plus funds to animate some of our toons so they can be shown on big screens at festivals and events. We were also awarded the funds to bring Clued-Up Claudelia to life so she can join Captain Competent on his Harm Reduction escapades.

Meetings are currently being held on line. To join Nimbin CDAT contact us at NNIC on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NOW Recruiting: Harm Reduction Super Heroes – male/s – must be of slim build and 6’ or less – females – size 12-14, average height. Apply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CDAT 'Toons - See the first 15 in the series in the flip book below.

Here are our latest 'Toons...