Title Tackling alcohol issues Degree of recognition Regional Media name/outlet Kalgoorlie Miner Media type Country/Territory Australia Date 24/06/08 Description DRUG Action Week was kicked off this week with a sausage sizzle held on Saturday by the Local Drug Action Group and this year the theme is Alcohol is a Drug Too.
Local Drug Action Group vice chairman Fredrik Velander said almost 200 people came through. But his new fortnightly column about alcohol in the Kalgoorlie Miner means people will be able to learn more about alcohol and health related issues on a regular basis.
“I want to present factual information in a way that is entertaining,” Mr Velander said.
Mr Velander, who has a background in social work, is working on a PhD about alcohol-related issues and said he believed the media was a good way to get some of the messages across.
“The column will be seasonal,” he said. “So when it comes to Race Round that is what we will be talking about.”
Producer/Author Zoe Rudder, West Australian Newspapers Limited URL https://global-factiva-com.ezproxy.csu.edu.au/redir/default.aspx?P=sa&an=KALGOO0020080623e46o00014&cat=a&ep=ASE Persons Fredrik Velander