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Understand Ice

Understand Ice is a campaign designed to support young people using or contemplating using ice, and their friends and family. Ice use can destroy lives and devastate communities. For friends and family, dealing with a loved one using ice can range from a real concern to disaster. Our site offers practical advice and information on what to do if ice becomes an issue and tips to help people manage their situation.

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International Overdose Awareness Day

On International Overdose Awareness Day, people around the world unite to prevent overdose, remember those who have been lost, acknowledge the grief of those left behind, and end the stigma of drug use and addiction.

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Life Savers

Life Savers provides extremely valuable information for people concerned about their own opioid usage, that of their friends and family members, and those who just want to learn more about the options for treating opioid dependence. It also recognises the significant medical benefits of opioids, and the importance of maintaining access for patients in need.

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Young and Empowered Around Health is Penington Institute’s national initiative on youth sexual health, alcohol and drug use. Through its website, social media, e-news subscriptions, campaigns, and its flagship Agents of YEAH program – a peer-to-peer sexual health education and leadership program – YEAH has connected with over two million young Australians and built the largest online youth platform and face-to-face engagement program in Australia.

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