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Preventing and reducing the impact of alcohol and other drugs

Not everyone who uses alcohol and other drugs will experience harm or become dependent. However when harm does occur it can have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of Queenslanders.

For some who become dependent, alcohol and drug use can affect their ability to function, cope with everyday stresses and make a contribution to the community. It can also have a profound impact on their families, their friends and the broader community.

People who become dependent can and do recover. With the right support they can reconnect with their community and live lives with purpose.

We focus on bringing State Government and non-government agencies together to implement a harm-minimisation approach focused on reducing demand, supply and harm.  We particularly focus on efforts to reduce stigma and discrimination and to increase engagement of people with a lived experience, their families and supporters.