National Drug Strategy
National Drug Strategy

Evaluation of the National Drug Strategic Framework (NDSF) 1998-99 - 2003-04

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This report presents the findings of an independent evaluation of the National Drug Strategic Framework (NDSF) from 1998-99 to 2003-04 and includes an overview of the set of national programs and activities and their collective contribution to the mission of the framework.

Published by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing for National Drug Strategy
September 2003

The report was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing in partnership with the Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs (IGCD) and undertaken by Success Works.

According to the evaluators, the current NDSF sets out a shared vision, a framework for cooperation and partnership, and a basis for coordinated action to minimise the harm caused by drugs in Australia over a five year period. The Framework maintains the focus on harm minimisation, which has formed the basis of Australia’s National Drug Strategy since 1985, and encompasses a wide range of approaches, including:

supply-reduction strategies designed to disrupt the production and supply of illicit drugs;

demand reduction strategies, designed to prevent the uptake of harmful drug use, including abstinence-orientated strategies to reduce drug sue;

a range of targeted harm-reduction strategies designed to reduce drug-related harm for individuals and communities.

Evaluation of the National Drug Strategic Framework (NDSF) 1998-99 - 2003-04 (PDF 978 KB)

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