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Penington Institute backs a new approach to Australia’s failing drug policies

Australia’s leading independent drug research, policy and education organisation, Penington Institute, has today (2 November) welcomed the launch of ‘We all pay the price’ – a ground-breaking report on the health and social harms caused by current drug policies. […]

By |November 23rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Penington Institute backs a new approach to Australia’s failing drug policies

Saving lives: Australian naloxone access model

New report launched - Saving lives: Australian naloxone access model The Minister for Health the Hon Greg Hunt MP has officially launched a new Penington Institute report: Saving lives: Australian naloxone access model. Penington Institute CEO John Ryan says that opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone is a vital drug but it is not getting into [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Saving lives: Australian naloxone access model

Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2018

Overdose deaths rise again: Penington Institute Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2018 reveals that accidental overdose continues to be a significant cause of death in Australia. The continued growth in overdose deaths is linked to highly potent drugs, many of which are available through prescription, such as pharmaceutical opioids and benzodiazepines. Illegal drugs such as heroin [...]

By |August 29th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2018

Supervised injecting facility will save lives

Penington Institute welcomes the trial of a supervised injecting facility in North Richmond. Penington Institute CEO John Ryan said establishing the trial was an important step towards tackling the harmful effects of drug use in the community. “The success of drug consumption rooms in reducing deaths, disease and improving a range of community-focussed outcomes is [...]

By |October 31st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Supervised injecting facility will save lives

New home and a new life for youth-led sexual health promotion – YEAH

A new and revitalised youth-led holistic sexual health program is in prospect following the transition of YEAH to Penington Institute. While YEAH is currently focused on youth sexual health the program will broaden its focus to incorporate youth focused information on alcohol and other drugs. According to Penington Institute CEO John Ryan, “YEAH has pioneered many [...]

By |October 20th, 2017|News|Comments Off on New home and a new life for youth-led sexual health promotion – YEAH