Penington Institute collaborates with, and represents a broad range of sectors and organisations to identify and respond to specific substance use problems and their causes.
Enhance awareness of the health, social and economic drivers of drug-related harm.
- Promote rational, integrated approaches to reduce the burden of death, disease and social problems related to problematic substance use.
- Build and share knowledge to empower individuals, families and the community to take charge of substance use issues.
- Better equip front-line workers to respond effectively to the needs of those with problematic drug use.
Our purpose is framed by our knowledge that we need to look at more effective, cost-efficient and compassionate ways to prevent and respond to problematic drug use in our community.
Our work reflects our values and approach.