The Community Alcohol Management Plan or CAMP working group is a community driven committee focused on ways to address alcohol related harms in our area while acknowledging that new and innovative collaborative approaches and community engagement would be its driving force. The group held a community wide survey last spring and summer to find out about the local knowledge, attitudes and behaviors in relation to alcohol and alcohol related harms in our community. 205 community members over the age of 18 responded to the survey along with an additional 201 students who completed a similar survey. As a result the CAMP group has identified two over arching themes and are strategizing ways to address prevention of future alcohol related harms and response and reduction to already occurring harms.
The next steps for the CAMP working group include meetings where these areas will be discussed, ideas for response will be brainstormed and actions will be taken with the hope that local councils and community members will be supportive of these steps and ideally become active participants in change.