Preventing and minimising alcohol and other drug harms

The Harms

Did you know that the harms caused by alcohol and other drug misuse in Australia account for:

  • 6.7% of all disease and injury
  • 6,660 deaths per year
  • $23b combined economic cost

For nearly 60 years, we have coordinated evidence-based approaches to build healthy and resilient communities.

We do this because it is the best way to prevent and minimise the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs in Australia.

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What we can do

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