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National Drug Strategy 2010-2015

Ministerial Council on Drugs Strategy; Commonwealth of Australia Country Resources Substance Abuse Strategies and Plans Australia 31 December 2011 Policy document alcohol, prevention, substance use

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The aim of the National Drug Strategy 2010–2015 is to build safe and healthy communities
by minimizing alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related health, social and economic harms
among individuals, families and communities. This is achieved by focusing on three areas;

-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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