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National Drug Strategy

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.