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About the NZ Drug Foundation

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.

We 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. We recognise drugs, legal and illegal, are a part of everyday life experience, so we are safety focused and take a harm reduction approach in all our work.

The Drug Foundation is a registered charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 (No. CC27025). Our work is supported by government funding, corporate and private grants and donations, and by our members.

In our Statement of strategic directions 2018-22, we outline four outcomes we are working toward

Outcome 1: Schools keep young people engaged in education. | E hāpaitia ngā kura ki a mau tonu mai ngā tauira i te kura.

Outcome 2: Drug laws are changed to treat drug use as a health issue. | E huri ngā ture taru kino, mai i te taihara ki te kaupapa hauora.

Outcome 3: Prevention, harm reduction and treatment interventions are fully resourced and are made more responsive to community need. | Ā Aukati, ā whakawara iti me ngā rongoā hei tino tautoko ngā rawa me he pūtea mō ngā hiahia ā hāpori

Outcome 4: Innovative solutions to reducing drug harm are developed that support communities to respond to new challenges. | Hei ahu mai ngā mehanga auaha ki a hāpai ngā hāpori ki te whakautu ki ngā wero hou.

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Statement of Strategic Direction 2018-2022

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