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Penington Institute free public forum

Pill testing – Lifesaver or false comfort?
Should pill testing be trialled at music festivals?
Can you ever tell whether a pill is safe?
Could pill testing save lives?

Following a series of tragic […]

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on Penington Institute free public forum

Penington Institute welcomes proposal for Royal Commission into Mental Health

Australia’s leading independent drug research, policy and education organisation, Penington Institute, has welcomed the Andrews Labor Government’s proposed Royal Commission into Mental Health, should it be returned in the November […]

By |October 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Penington Institute welcomes proposal for Royal Commission into Mental Health

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 […]

By |September 19th, 2018|Categories: 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 […]

By |August 29th, 2018|Categories: 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 […]

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

Penington Institute holds event in Geelong aimed at reducing the Barwon region’s drug overdose rate

The recently released Australian Annual Overdose Report revealed there were 92 deaths from overdose in Geelong between 2011 and 2015, slightly more than 20 per cent above the national average […]

By |October 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Penington Institute holds event in Geelong aimed at reducing the Barwon region’s drug overdose rate

Gladstone drug overdose rates well above average

GLADSTONE drug users are dying of accidental drug overdoses at a 46% higher rate than those in Brisbane.

Statistics compiled by the Penington Institute, a not-for-profit organisation that advocates for a […]

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Gladstone drug overdose rates well above average

Australian community supports change on drug policy

The National Drug Strategy Household Survey has revealed the Australian community’s support for a new approach to drug use and addiction.

Penington Institute’s acting CEO David Grant says the survey’s findings […]

By |September 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Australian community supports change on drug policy

Overdose tragedy signals a need to change drug policy

Data released today by the ABS has highlighted the terrible extent of Australia’s ongoing overdose crisis.

Penington Institute’s acting CEO David Grant says the increasing number of drug related deaths in […]

By |September 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Overdose tragedy signals a need to change drug policy