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National Drug Strategy 2010–2015

Australian Department of Health and Ageing; Commonwealth of Australia Country Resources Substance Abuse Strategies and Plans Australia 1 January 2010 Policy document quality care, rehabilitation, substance use

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Description

The overarching approach of the National Drug Strategy is harm minimisation. This encompasses the three pillars of:

• demand reduction to prevent the uptake and/or delay the onset of use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; reduce the misuse of alcohol and the use of tobacco and other drugs in the community; and support people to recover from dependence and reintegrate with the community

• supply reduction to prevent, stop, disrupt or otherwise reduce the production and supply of illegal drugs; and control, manage and/or regulate the availability of legal drugs

• harm reduction to reduce the adverse health, social and economic consequences of the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs

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