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Best practice

Macleay Valley CDAT NAIDOC week Burrun Dalai family fun day.

On the NAIDOC week family fun day, Macleay Valley CDAT staffed their stall with help from Family and Community Services and local police members.

Macleay Valley CDAT Naidoc Week Family Fun Day_Stall


Why do people use alcohol and other drugs?
People use alcohol and other drugs (AOD) for a variety of reasons: to relax, for enjoyment, to be part of a group, sometimes to avoid physical and/or psychological pain.


Star profiles

Meet John Tucker.
The treasurer and long-time member of Tamworth CDAT shares some of the community strengthening work he and his other members are engaged with.

John Tucker

Case studies

Popping Nation

You might recognise these fantastic dancers from last year’s CDAT conference! Have a read about how this organisation keeps moving from strength to strength.

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Latest news

It’s project planning time!

Now is a great time for CDATs to start thinking about their projects for 2017-2018, and to hold a planning meeting.


New research and evidence

Aboriginal communities and NDARC team up.
Ongoing evaluations of programs such as Midnight Basketball – which we previously covered in a case study – as well as other sport and arts activities are happening in Aboriginal communities in NSW. Results could be promising for building the evidence base around successful prevention programs.


Ask Julie

All of your questions answered.
Got a question about alcohol or another drug? Need some advice before you start your next project? The Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s Julie Rae is here to help.

Email your questions to Julie:

Julie Rae