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National Drug Policy New Zealand
Policy and Action Plans
In New Zealand the National Drug Policy is the guiding document for policy and practices aimed at preventing and reducing drug-related harm in the community. The National Drug Policy Policy is supported by a number of action plans and strategies.
National Drug Policy
The National Drug Policy 2007-2012 sets out the Government's policy for tobacco, alcohol, illegal and other drugs within a single framework. It does this by establishing the goals, objectives and principles that will guide drug policy and intersectoral decision-making about the best way to address the harms caused by drug use, and identifies the population groups that require special attention.
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These are four of the main intersectoral action plans and strategies supported by the National Drug Policy.
Action Plan on Alcohol and Illicit Drugs (2004)
The overall aim of the action plan, which is consistent with the National Drug Policy’s goal, is to minimise harm caused by alcohol and illicit drug use to individuals, families, and communities.
Download the Action Plan on Alcohol and Illicit Drugs
Tobacco Control Plan (2004)
Clearing the Smoke: A five-year plan for tobacco control in New Zealand 2004-2009
represents another milestone in the progress towards minimising the harm from tobacco in this country.
Download the Tobacco Control Plan
Methamphetamine Action Plan (2003)
Methamphetamine is one of New Zealand’s significant illicit drug issues. Actions to deal with methamphetamine have, to date, been carried out by individual departments and non-government organisations with some co-operation. However, this plan initiates a ‘whole of government’ approach to the problem.
Download the Methamphetamine Action Plan
National Alcohol Strategy (2001)
The National Alcohol Strategy has been designed to both complement and extend the National Drug Policy. It focuses on minimising alcohol-related harm to individuals, families and society.
Download the National Alcohol Strategy
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