Since 1999, Community Drug Action Teams (CDATs) across NSW have been building safe, healthy and resilient communities through preventing, responding and reducing health, social and economic harms related to drug and alcohol use.About CDATs
“That’s the thing with CDATs, you can talk about small ideas and have a go at working out a solution. These small projects don’t involve much money, but they can change a person’s life. You can’t always know in advance what the exact benefits will be, it’s a ripple effect. But you can be sure if there are no ripples, nothing’s changing.”
“Working on a project to address drug and alcohol issues can highlight the problems in communities, but at the same time also highlights the agencies trying to address them. By working together collaboratively, changes to complacency in communities about this problem can be altered.”
“The individuals I have talked to over the years of my involvement with the CDAT have all said that they learned new things out of all the activities the Liverpool CDAT presented, and I know I have learned new things myself or I had old knowledge reinforced and brought to the surface again”.