Macarthur Drug & Alcohol Services Committee Inc Trading as

Youth Solutions

Youth Solutions is a youth drug and alcohol prevention and health promotion charity working with young people 12 - 25 years of age and the broader community in the Macarthur and Wingecarribee regions of NSW to:
  • provide the Macarthur and Wingecarribee regions of NSW with a specialist resource in youth drug and alcohol prevention
  • develop and maintain drug and alcohol health promotion strategies, in an effort to prevent or reduce alcohol or drug related harm among young people

Why we need your help

The Macarthur and Wingecarribee regions of NSW are growing populations and have a significant number of young people living, recreating in the area.

Did you know?…

  • 74.6% of 12-17 year olds have tried alcohol
  • Cannabis was the most commonly used illicit substance, with 15.3% reporting the use of cannabis
  • Male and female teenagers aged 15-19 years had the highest hospitalisation rates for acute intoxication from alcohol among all age groups
  • 75% of adults with mental health and substance use disorders begin in childhood or adolescence.
We see early intervention as being vital in helping create a solution for young people to be resilient members of the community. The development of relevant and effective projects that promote a healthy sense of self that deals also with mental health and drug and alcohol issues is our key focus to support the young people in our community.

How your contribution will make an impact

Our community needs…

More drug education in schools
Youth Solutions have developed a program to support schools to develop a whole school approach to prevent and reduce youth drug use.

Greater support for families
Youth Solutions are committed to running projects and workshops to support families to be aware of the drug and alcohol related harm associated with young people and increase parents' skills and confidence in dealing with a range of issues including alcohol and drug use. Increased access to help and information
It is important Youth Solutions maintains a website that links the community to relevant information about drugs, alcohol and other Services that offer assistance in a range of issues relating to young people. More focus on encouraging young people to achieve their full potential.
Youth Solutions is focused on providing young people with opportunities to reach their full potential through peer leadership training, student placement (TAFE, high schools and university) and other projects that involve youth participation strategies and empowering young people to make positive choices.

How can I learn more?

Contact Youth Solutions on 02 4628 2319

Or visit the website www.youthsolutions.com.au

Contact Details

Suite 13, Level 4 Macarthur Square Gilchrist Drive
CAMPBELLTOWN NSW, 2560

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.