Tasmanian Drug Strategy 2023-2028
The Department of Health, on behalf of the Tasmanian Government, is developing the new Tasmanian Drug Strategy 2023-2028 (TDS).
The TDS will provide a whole-of-government and whole-of-community framework designed to enhance the health, safety, and wellbeing of all Tasmanians.
Our vision is a Tasmania that is inclusive and safe for all people, without stigma and discrimination, where people can make informed health decisions when it comes to their use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD). It is a Tasmania where people who use ATOD, their carers, families and friends, can access support where and when they need it.
Our strategy will achieve this by providing a framework to:
- guide collaborative action across the Government and community sector, and
- help organisations consider the impacts of ATOD when making policy decisions.
The TDS supports the harm minimisation approach of the National Drug Strategy 2017–2026 and actions under the three pillars of supply, demand and harm reduction.
Developing the next Tasmanian Drug Strategy
The Department of Health is leading the development of the next Tasmanian Drug Strategy through the Interagency Drug Policy Committee (IDPC).
The Tasmanian Government is extending public consultation in 2023.
Workshops are planned for the end of July. We will provide dates and venue details closer to the time.
Following this consultation period, the Strategy will be re-drafted for planned release in late-2023.
Previous Tasmanian Drug Strategies
- Tasmanian Drug Strategy 2013 to 2018
- Tasmanian Drug Strategy 2013 to 2018: Report on Activities
- Tasmanian Drug Strategy 2005 to 2009
- Tasmanian Drug Strategy 2005 to 2009: Report of Actions and Achievements
If you, or someone you know, is struggling with alcohol, tobacco or other drug use, seek help and support from family, friends, colleagues, or a GP.
You can also get support by contacting:
- National Alcohol and Other Drugs Hotline (1800 250 015)
- A Tasmanian Lifeline (1800 98 44 34)
- Lifeline (13 11 14)
In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000)
For more information, please email the Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Directorate at [email protected]