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PIC Discussion Paper Reducing alcohol and other drug impacts in Queensland

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Developing the Action Plan

Developing the Queensland Alcohol and Other Drug Action Plan and what we heard from consultation

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An Action Plan for Queensland

Not everyone who uses alcohol, tobacco and other drugs will experience harm or become dependent. However, when harm does occur it can have wide ranging impacts on the mental and physical health of the individual, on their families, communities and on the economy through increased demand on government and community services and lost productivity.

Every day, Queenslanders experience harms from alcohol and other drug use including injury, illness, disability and early death. In Queensland, alcohol and other drug use accounts for an estimated 4,300 deaths and more than 65,000 hospital admissions each year.

The Queensland Alcohol and Other Drugs Action Plan 2015–17 aims to prevent and reduce the adverse impacts of alcohol and other drugs on the health and wellbeing of Queenslanders. It was developed as part of the implementation of the whole-of-government Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan 2014–19.

The Action Plan outlines actions under three priority areas — demand reduction, supply reduction and harm reduction — in line with the National Drug Strategy.

As well as leading some actions, the Commission will support and monitor the implementation of the Action Plan. A Queensland Alcohol and Other Drugs Reference Group of government and non-government representatives will oversee the Action Plan’s implementation and identify emerging issues and good practice.

An annual progress update will be published in the annual implementation report of the Strategic Plan.

The Commission will review the Action Plan after 12 months to align it to the updated National Drug Strategy and the National Ice Strategy expected to be finalised in 2016.

The Action Plan was the result of extensive consultation. Read about Developing the Action Plan


Last updated 16 December 2015


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