Project Description

Community Drug Action Teams

Karralika Programs is pleased to be working with Odyssey NSW, The Buttery and Bila Muuji as part of a consortium to deliver the Community Drug Action Teams (CDAT) program across NSW. Karralika supports communities across southern NSW. 

The Community Drug Action Teams (CDATs) are teams of volunteers who live and work in their local areas to enhance the safety, health, and resilience of their communities. They do this through evidence-based, primary prevention activities that focus on minimising the harms associated with alcohol and drug use. 

The NSW Government funded CDAT program has been running since 1999. CDAT committee members typically include community members, Local Health District staff, and representatives from other government and non-government agencies. In NSW there are over 70 CDATs operating. The tag-line “We’re stronger together” reflects their aim to bring people and groups together to make a meaningful and positive difference in lives of people in their communities across NSW.  

As a specialist alcohol and other drug organisation, Karralika Programs is supporting CDATs across southern NSW. Our Community Development Officers work with CDAT committees to support them in securing grants and deliver primary prevention activities that increase protective factors, build awareness and resilience, and supports healthy individuals, families and communities.  Involvement of local communities is key, and each activity addresses a particular area of need or risk that the community has identified. Feedback on the activities is gathered and stories are shared across the State.  

If you want to know if there is a CDAT in your local community or want to get involved but are not sure how, get in touch with one of our Community Development Officers. 

What area do you cover?

Regional NSW and ACT

Do you need help?

Every journey begins with the first step. We have fully trained staff ready to speak to you about your dependence or about someone you may care for.