South Australian Drug Strategy: 2005-2010


This strategy is a practical plan to combat the physical and psychological harm, as well as the broader community problems, arising from the abuse and misuse of drugs. The culmination of more than two years’ work, the strategy builds on the findings of the South Australian Drugs Summit of June 2002 and draws on the expertise of some of the State’s most capable practitioners in the field. Many of the Summit’s recommendations have shaped this report, along with the widespread belief among delegates that prevention should be the cornerstone of the community’s response to drug abuse. The report outlines the scale of the drugs problem in SA as well as the related human costs. The undeniable links between drugs, poverty, social exclusion and crime are explored and analysed.

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Published February 2005 National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication entry: South Australian Drug Strategy: 2005 - 2010 ISBN 0 7308 9357 X 1. Drug abuse - South Australia - Prevention. 2. Drug abuse - Government policy - South Australia. I. South Australia. Department of Health Drug Policy and Programs Branch. 362.2917099423 This publication may be reproduced in whole or in part for work, study or training purposes, subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source. Any inquiries about or comments on this publication should be directed to: South Australia Department of Health Drug Policy and Programs Branch PO Box 287 Rundle Mall 5000 South Australia, Australia.