The Queensland Government is committed to building safe and healthy communities by taking action to minimise the health, social and economic harms caused by alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
The misuse of alcohol and other drugs has profound impacts on the lives of many Queenslanders. Substance use can damage people's health and well-being, destroy families, and lead to crime, lost productivity and reduced life opportunities.
Through the 2011-2012 Queensland Drug Action Plan, the Queensland Government will continue to work towards building a stronger, smarter and healthier Queensland.
In addition to the ongoing programs and services delivered under the Queensland Drug Strategy 2006-10, over the next two years nine Queensland Government departments will work together to bring increased focus on five priority areas:
The 2011-2012 Queensland Drug Action Plan builds on the longstanding partnerships between health, law enforcement and education sectors to engage Government, non-Government organisations and the community in reducing the supply, the demand and the harms associated with drug misuse throughout Queensland.
For more information on the work being progressed under the Queensland Drug Action Plan 2011-2012 please contact the Queensland Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Strategy Unit by emailing TSU-MHD@health.qld.gov.au