Drug use can cause illness, injury and premature death and this impacts individuals, families and the community.
Tobacco and alcohol are responsible for most of the harm associated with drugs in our community.
Each year, licit and illicit drug use in Queensland accounts for an estimated 4,300 deaths and over 55,000 hospital admissions. 'Licit' drugs refer to legal drugs such as alcohol and tobacco, and ‘illicit’ drugs are those that are prohibited by law and can also include the misuse of prescription medicines.
The Queensland Drug Action Plan builds on the longstanding partnerships between health, law enforcement and education sectors to engage Government, non-Government organisations and the community in reducing the supply, the demand and the harms associated with drug misuse throughout Queensland.
For more information on policies please visit the Policies and legislation.
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For alcohol, tobacco and other drug information in other languages, visit the Health topics: Alcohol and Other Drugs.