National Drug Strategy
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National Heroin Overdose Strategy

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The National Heroin Overdose Strategy, agreed by all jurisdictions through the Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy (MCDS), provides nationally agreed priorities for action aimed at preventing overdose and reducing morbidity and mortality where overdose does occur.

Published by Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care for National Drug Strategy
(endorsed by the Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy
July 2001 This set of publications is produced under the National Drug Strategy.

The National Heroin Overdose Strategy, agreed by all jurisdictions through the Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy (MCDS), provides nationally agreed priorities for action aimed at preventing overdose and reducing morbidity and mortality where overdose does occur. Education approaches for opioid users, their family and friends, and the broader community are incorporated within the National Heroin Overdose Strategy.

The National Heroin Overdose Strategy is comprised of three documents:


Copies of the companion document can be obtained from the ANCD website.

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