Local Drug Action Groups (LDAGs) were established in 1996 as part of a government initiative predicated on the belief that an important part of an overall response to addressing alcohol and other drug issues was to work from within the community. Local Drug Action Groups Incorporated (LDAG Inc.) works in partnership with the Government of Western Australia. LDAG Inc. is a not for profit organisation which is directed by a board of management consisting of ten representatives from both regional and metropolitan-based LDAGs. LDAGs provide an opportunity for people to actively participate in their local community. Made up of volunteers, LDAGs combine to take action to prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug related harm.