DAIR (Drug and Alcohol Information and Resilience Skills)

Posted on 12th Aug 2016

DAIR (Drug and Alcohol Information and Resilience Skills) is a drug and alcohol harm prevention and health promotion program for young people aged 12 – 18 years. Through DAIR, young people take part in a series of interactive workshops which focus on knowledge and skill development and aim to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm.

DAIR helps young people to develop skills in:

  • understanding the negative health effects of using alcohol and other drugs
  • implementing harm reduction strategies around alcohol and other drugs
  • assessing safety and risk
  • identifying stressors and implementing positive coping strategies
  • effective communication and teamwork
  • accessing help and support services

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

“Well presented, great content. Students really enjoyed the activities and got a lot out of the program.”             – Teacher, 2017

DAIR can be delivered to groups of young people in local high schools, primary schools, community or youth centres or other alternate learning facilitates. DAIR can be carefully tailored to suit the needs and interests of each group.

Delivery options: DAIR can be delivered via face-to-face group sessions, or online group sessions.


Project impact

The DAIR project has had a great impact on its participants.

As part of our commitment to quality improvement and delivering programs that are outcomes-focused, Youth Solutions prioritises strong project evaluation, including data collection surveys from project participants.

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

The below infographic summarises the key DAIR evaluation findings from the 2019 – 2020 financial year.


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Project summary


“It was amazing and very educational and fun.” – Participant, 2018

Funding and support

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

The DAIR (Drug and Alcohol Information and Resilience Skills) Program is also supported by:

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