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Who is Drug Aware?

Drug Aware was established in 1996 and is the only comprehensive, on-going government program on illicit drug education (outside of schools) undertaken in Australia.

Drug Aware is one of the key initiatives in the state framework of educational strategies forming part of a comprehensive approach to address illicit drug use in Western Australia. The program aims to prevent, delay and reduce drug use and related harm, by providing credible and evidence-based information to Western Australians, to help them make informed decisions about their drug use and related behaviour.

Drug Aware program contributes to behaviour change by implementing campaigns using targeted mass reach education strategies and supports and develops strategies to create safer environments to reduce the incidence and risk of harm from illicit drug use.

The program is managed by the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Services Division of the Mental Health Commission in collaboration with Cancer Council WA.

To contact the Drug Aware team directly, email us at





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