Our purpose

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.

Our activities:

  • 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.

To learn more about Penington Institute  download our information booklet.

A summary of Penington Institute’s strategic plan is available here.

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