A New National Drug Policy for New Zealand: Discussion Document

Published online: 
16 December 2013
NDP document cover.

Submissions closed 28 February

This discussion document sought feedback to help shape the National Drug Policy, which sets out Government's approach for tobacco, alcohol, illegal and other drugs. Many different government and non-government groups have a role in preventing and reducing the harm these substances can cause. The National Drug Policy brings together these activities, guides decision-making across government and communities and sets priorities.

This is not a first principles review. It will build on the current approach of controlling drug supply, reducing demand and addressing problems. The refreshed policy will provide greater support to families and communities as well as those who misuse alcohol and drugs, and will do more for children living in households affected by them.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    16 December 2013
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-41579-7 (online)
  • HP number:
    5780
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2013. A New National Drug Policy for New Zealand: Discussion document. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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