National Drug Strategy
The National Drug Strategy (NDS) and its forerunner, the National Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NCADA), have been operating since 1985. Both NCADA and NDS were created with strong bipartisan political support and involve a cooperative venture between the Commonwealth and state/territory governments as well as the non-government sector.
WelcomeThe National Drug Strategy, a cooperative venture between Australian, state and territory governments and the non-government sector, is aimed at improving health, social and economic outcomes for Australians by preventing the uptake of harmful drug use and reducing the harmful effects of licit and illicit drugs in our society.
On this website you will find information about the National Drug Strategy and the advisory structures that support the strategy; links to the current drug campaign sites with information on initiatives at national, state/territory or community levels; the key research and data components supporting the strategy; publications; and key links to relevant government, professional organisations and drug-related portal sites.
- Updated Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Australia: An Update
- Australian secondary students' use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances in 2011
- National Tobacco Strategy 2012-2018
- National Drug Strategy 2010-2015
- Treatment service users (TSU) project: phase two
- Australian secondary school students' use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances in 2008
- Use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances among Indigenous students participating in the Australian Secondary Students Alcohol and Drug Survey 2008
- Evaluation of the National Drug Strategy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Complementary Action Plan 2003 - 2009
- National needle and syringe programs strategic framework 2010-2014
- National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction reports on alcohol data
National Drug Strategy 2010-2015The Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy approved the National Drug Strategy 2010-2015 at its meeting held in Perth on 25 February 2011.
The strategy is the result of an extensive consultation process that began in December 2009 with the release of a consultation paper and concluded in December 2010 with the close of comments on a draft of the strategy.
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