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Maroondah Leader: Groups unite to help drinkers

By July 13, 2010July 22nd, 2010No Comments

The Victorian Early Intervention Pilot Program (VEIPP) is a combined Victoria Police, Department of Health, Eastern Access Community Health and Turning Point initiative that seeks to provide a holistic to combating alcohol abuse by young people in Maroondah.

The Maroondah Leader has reported on the program which is being piloted within the City of Maroondah:

Mayor Alex Makin said Maroondah had the highest level of alcohol-related harm and the second highest alcohol-related injuries in the eastern region.

The program will link younger people with health and counselling services to try and intervene prior to the involvement within the justice system and the courts. This will work towards reducing the worrying trends of alcohol abuse that have been emerging within the municipality.

Maroondah’s Community Wellbeing Plan identified the need to promote healthier lifestyles and to address the level of at-risk alcohol consumption. As a result, it is encouraging that several agencies are working together to combat this growing problem within Maroondah.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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