Alcohol & Other Drugs

Young people can use alcohol and other drugs, in the same way that adults do for similar reasons. For some young people, this can cause difficulties for them and/or their families. Alcohol and other drugs can lead to, or increase, personal problems or harms, difficulties in family and other relationships, troubles at school or work, financial or legal problems.

READY

READY provides practical and emotional support (case management and counselling) regarding alcohol and other drugs use and their harms to youth and families. 

We also provide a large range of education and prevention work around alcohol and other drugs.

For Youth

If you, or someone you know, is aged between 10 – 25, and you or they need assistance relating to alcohol and other drugs, our qualified and experienced Youth Health Workers can support you in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Counseling – meeting up with you one-to-one to help you work things out and meet your goals 
  • Case management – practical support e.g. attending places with you such as court support, school meetings and connecting you with other places along the way
  • Education about harm minimisation 
  • Access to resources and information relating to the use and misuse of alcohol and other drugs

To learn more or to get involved, contact Simon at ready@2connect.org.au or dial (02) 9556 1769.

For Families

If someone in your family aged between 10 – 25 needs assistance relating to alcohol and other drugs, our experienced Youth Health Workers can support you in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Provide guidance on helping your family member  
  • Access to resources and information relating to the use and misuse of alcohol and other drugs and associated issues
  • Referrals to other services that are required

To learn more or to get involved, contact Simon at ready@2connect.org.au or dial (02) 9556 1769.

For Schools

Our educational and engaging workshops are held in 30 partner schools and focuses on harm minimisation strategies and health related issues relating to alcohol and other drugs, as well as providing a range of useful resources and information.

The effectiveness of our group work education is highly successful with 91% of participants reporting that they learnt something new!

To learn more or to get involved, contact Paul at project@2connect.org.au or dial (02) 9556 1769.

Peer to Peer Educators - 'Keep It Safe'

The ‘Keep It Safe’ project jointly focuses on alcohol and other drugs and mental health to educate young people aged 12-21 about these risks and where to get support. Young people are trained up as Peer Educators to educate their peers.

COMMUNITY SERVICES.

We believe in building stronger communities through high quality services, one that empowers people to make positive changes and build a positive future.