Drug use can cause social, health and economic harms to individuals, families, and communities. This includes harms caused by tobacco and alcohol. Preventing and reducing drug-related harm is the challenge the New Zealand Drug Foundation has taken on.
They have been at the forefront of major alcohol and other drug policy debates for more than 30 years, advocating for policies and practices based on the best evidence available. They recognise drugs, legal and illegal, are a part of everyday life experience, so they are safety focused and take a harm reduction approach in all of their work.
The four outcomes they are working towards are:
Outcome 1: Schools keep young people engaged in education.
Outcome 2: Drug laws are changed to treat drug use as a health issue.
Outcome 3: Prevention, harm reduction and treatment interventions are fully resourced and are made more responsive to community need.
Outcome 4: Innovative solutions to reducing drug harm are developed that support communities to respond to new challenges.
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