National Drug Strategy

Australia's National Drug Strategy 2004-2009 provides a national framework to improve health, social and economic outcomes by preventing the uptake of harmful drug use and reducing the harmful effects of drugs in Australian society.

Page last updated: 18 August 2010

The strategy is a cooperative venture between Australian, state and territory governments, non-government organisations, and private industry. It adopts a comprehensive approach to reducing and preventing drug-related harm, encompassing licit drugs such as alcohol, tobacco and pharmaceuticals as well as illicit drugs. The strategy includes a range of strategies that cross health, law enforcement and education.

More information is available on the National Drug Strategy website.

Page last reviewed November 2014

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