Connecting lived experience and research to improve community health and safety in relation to drugs .

Connecting lived experience and research to improve
community health
and safety in
relation to
drugs .

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.

About

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 is the global coordinator of International Overdose Awareness Day, the most visible of our initiatives tackling the overdose crisis.

Our Impact

The Bulletin

The Bulletin is a specialty publication for frontline workers in Australia’s Needle and Syringe Programs (NSPs).