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Excellent turnout for Drug and Alcohol Strategy open day 13 May 2008

D&A Open Day line-upTHE work of the Chief Minister’s Drug and Alcohol Strategy was highlighted during an open day at the Hilton Hotel today (Tuesday).

Several government and voluntary organisations were represented at the event which aimed to promote a greater understanding of drug and alcohol issues in the Island.

Initiatives being progressed as part of the Drug and Alcohol Strategy were outlined along with the information and support that is available to the public.

The open day provided an opportunity for people to express their views on matters affecting the community as a result of drinking and drug use.

Some of the displays at the Hilton were interactive and there was also a chance to sample a mocktail – a non-alcoholic cocktail.

D&A open day interactive displayChief Minister Tony Brown and Minister for Home Affairs Martyn Quayle were joined by several other MHKs at the event.

Margaret O’Reilly, director of drug and alcohol policy and research, said:

‘This open day was a big part of our communication and awareness campaign. It proved very popular with people of all ages turning up to find out about the various activities being undertaken under the umbrella of the Drug and Alcohol Strategy.’

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