DRUG & ALCOHOL YOUTH SUPPORT SERVICE (DAYSS)
DAYSS is a voluntary, free and confidential drug and alcohol service on the Northern Beaches and the Lower North Shore for people aged 12 – 24 years old. We support young people who are affected by their own substance use or by others that are close to them such as family or friends. We cover all things alcohol and other drug related (AOD) with free one-on-one confidential case management, one off educational presentations in schools and community organisations, and group programs for a more focused approach.
We work within a harm minimisation framework using evidence-based interventions and education focusing on young peoples goals and strengths to empower them and bring about positive change. Our service is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.
Topics covered in our age appropriate presentations include:
- Identifying drugs
- Effects of alcohol and drugs on the body
- Where to find help
- Safe partying
- Prepping for schoolies week.
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