The National Drug Strategy 2017–2026 provides Australia with a long-term framework for preventing and reducing the harms associated with alcohol and other drugs.
The strategy guides action by governments in partnership with service providers and the community and outlines a national commitment to harm minimisation through the three pillars Demand Reduction, Supply Reduction and Harm Reduction.
It identifies seven national priorities for the next 10 years:
- Enhance access to services and support
- Develop and share data and research, and measure outcomes
- Prevent uptake, delay first use and reduce use
- Support community engagement in identifying and responding to alcohol and other drug issues
- Reduce adverse health, social and economic consequences
- Restrict and/or regulate availability
- Improve national coordination.