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The Drug Foundation's new statement of strategic directions 2018-2022 was released in November 2018. 

Our previous strategic plan spoke of our ambitions to effect drug policy change, improve the way drug-related health services are delivered, and strengthen the protective factor of schools in young New Zealanders’ lives. We’re making good progress.

This new strategy will build on our current momentum, but we’ll also keep an eye on the environment around us and change what we do in response to that environment.

Our vision

Aotearoa New Zealand free from drug harm | E mahi ana ki te whakahoro Aotearoa i ngā hē ā tarukino

Our mission

To transform the way Aotearoa New Zealand addresses drug issues. We influence this through our leadership, by supporting communities and inspiring action that promotes wellbeing, is mana enhancing and prevents drug harm.

Ma Aotearoa hei huri te whakautu e pa ana ki ngā kaupapa ā tarukino. Ma tātou e whakaawe mai tō tātou rangatiratanga, hei hāpai ngā hāpori me he akiaki ngā mahi oranga tonutanga hei whakarākei te mana ki te aukati ngā hē ā tarukino.

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This is our journey - where we've been and where we're going. Zoom in on some of the details - there's a lot to discover. Illustration by Chris Davidson

Setting the scene

Values

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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