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National Amphetamine-Type Stimulant Strategy 2008-2011

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The National Amphetamine-Type Stimulant Strategy 2008-2011 (the Strategy) has been developed within the existing legislative framework and focuses on prevention, supply reduction and treatment in a partnership framework.

At its 15 May 2006 meeting, the Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy (MCDS) endorsed the development of a National Amphetamine-Type Stimulant (ATS) Strategy, and agreed that its development would follow the model used for the National Alcohol and Cannabis Strategies. The Strategy was endorsed by the MCDS on 23 May 2008.

The overall goal of the Strategy is to guide all levels of government in Australia to work collaboratively to reduce the availability and demand for illicit amphetamine-type stimulants and prevent use and harms across the Australian community. In doing so, it seeks to reflect the National Drug Strategy: Australia’s integrated framework 2004-2009.

The Strategy is a plan for action developed through collaboration between Australian and State and Territory Governments, non-government organisations and the broader community. It outlines priority areas for coordinated action to raise awareness of this issue associated with amphetamine-type stimulants; prevent use and supply; provide support to users, their families and the community; and enhance the capacity of the workforce in various support and treatment services to respond to the effects of amphetamine-type stimulants on users and the associated harms.

The Strategy has been developed following an extensive review of the literature and research to date, and through consultations undertaken in every jurisdiction of Australia in capital cities and regional areas between March and June 2007.

Online version of National Amphetamine-Type Stimulant Strategy 2008-2011

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Related publication:
National Amphetamine-Type Stimulant Strategy Background Paper: Monograph Series No. 69

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