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Cannabis reform: It's time for change
Our latest research reveals the community is increasingly in favour of cannabis regulation.
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We connect lived experience and research to improve community health and safety in relation to drugs.
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Our Vision

Communities are safe, healthy and empowered to manage substance use, including pharmaceuticals and alcohol.

Our Mission

To support cost-effective approaches that maximise community health and safety in relation to drugs.

How we do it

Frank and fiercely independent, we connect lived experience with research to improve the management of drugs through community engagement and knowledge sharing.

Our Role

Penington Institute champions an open, rational, and compassionate approach to building and sharing knowledge to reduce drug-related harm.

Cannabis

We push for an effective regulatory framework for cannabis defined by public health goals, with priority placed on targeted prevention, education, and treatment.

Overdose

Penington Institute produces Australia’s Annual Overdose Report to demonstrate the nature of the overdose crisis and to support change to reduce drug-induced deaths.

Our Impact

Cathinones: A session for frontline workers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1kuBrvDGs0 Download the presentation slides and catch up on our webinar on-demand now for essential information on cathinones. Understanding cathinones, and how they’re increasingly being detected in stimulant-type substances such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and MDMA, is vital for anyone who works with people who use drugs. Cathinone is a psychoactive

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Cathinones: A session for frontline workers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1kuBrvDGs0 Download the presentation slides and catch up on our webinar on-demand now for essential information on cathinones. Understanding cathinones, and how they’re increasingly being detected in stimulant-type substances such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and MDMA, is vital for anyone who works with people who use drugs. Cathinone is a psychoactive

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International Overdose Awareness Day 2024

Penington Institute convenes the world’s largest annual campaign to end the overdose crisis. International Overdose Awareness Day falls on August 31 each year.