The Community Action Youth and Drugs success story videos showcase some of our diverse projects and celebrate the positive results they are achieving.

Here you will see how CAYAD coordinators weave together their knowledge and the expertise held in their cities and communities to make strategic and effective changes – where harm from alcohol and other drugs is not the default future.

Auckland Region Methamphetamine Working Group
Tackling methamphetamine in our biggest city is a major challenge. CAYAD has helped sixteen agencies come together to better combat supply of the drug, manage contamination from cooking and improve access to treatment.
East Coast Rugby
“If you believe in it, fight for it.” Moving alcohol and drugs off rugby sidelines and bringing a family atmosphere back took some doing for CAYAD in Tai Rawhiti. Now the alcohol and drug free kaupapa is spreading to clubs and fields all along the East Coast and Poverty Bay.
Stop the Mairehau Bottle Shop
A new liquor store by the school gates? Not if the Mairehau community can help it. See how this community took the power back with a helping hand from CAYAD Christchurch.
Hicks Bay School Drug Policies
Near the tip of the East Coast, Hicks Bay sees little money and significant cannabis supply. The local kura kaupapa knows what the drug can do to a student’s learning, and worked with CAYAD to build a clear policy and support system in response. So far, it’s a 100% success.  

Correspondence Project
To improve support for correspondence students in Lower Hutt, Te Kura called CAYAD, having read coordinator Nadia Freeman’s research on disengagement from school (When One Door Closes). CAYAD helped Te Kura join forces with Secret Level youth centre, with excellent results.
This Northland programme aims to build identity, confidence and achievement in young men, and was originally developed with the support of CAYAD at Ki A Ora Ngatiwai. Rooted in the community and traditional Maori knowledge, Paratahood continues to strengthen school, student and whanau relationships in the region.