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DAIR is a drug and alcohol harm prevention and health promotion program for young people aged 12 – 18 years.

DAIR (Drug and Alcohol Information and Resilience Skills) sees young people take part in a series of interactive workshops which focus on knowledge and skill development to reduce alcohol and other drug-related harm and increase positive health behaviours.

In addition to reducing alcohol and other drug-related harms, DAIR aims to the improve mental health, resilience and positive coping strategies of participants.

DAIR can be delivered to groups of young people in local high schools, primary schools, community or youth centres or other alternate learning facilitates. The project can be delivered via face-to-face group sessions, or online group sessions.

Well presented, great content. Students really enjoyed the activities and got a lot out of the program.”  – High School Teacher

What do people say about DAIR?

What can I learn at DAIR?

DAIR is delivered as a series of 4 workshops, which aim to build knowledge and skills to prevent drug and alcohol-related harm and increase positive health behaviours. DAIR is informed by evidence, curriculum and local community need and is carefully tailored to meet the age, knowledge level, needs and interests of each group.

Through DAIR, young people to learn about:

  • The effects of drugs and alcohol
  • Drugs, alcohol and the law
  • Standard drinks
  • Safety around drugs and alcohol
  • Consequences of unsafe choices
  • Responding to an emergency
  • Mental health
  • Health and support services and strategies

DAIR participants gain skills in:

  • Understanding effects and risks of drugs and alcohol
  • Identifying standard drinks
  • Assessing safety and risk
  • Mitigating risk and implementing harm reduction strategies
  • Emergency first aid provision
  • How and where to get help
  • Accessing support services
  • Supporting others

Thank you for teaching us about alcohol, drugs and mental health. I’ve learned a lot.” – Participant, 2019

Funding and support

DAIR was created in 2012. Youth Solutions and DAIR is funded by NSW Health | South Western Sydney Local Health District.

In 2022 – 2023, the DAIR Program was also supported by the Aurora Group.

Need more info?

Contact the Youth Solutions team on 02 4628 2319 or via email at

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