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.

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

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