The campaign to make Australia safer when it comes to drugs

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The Take Control Campaign is a new movement of people who want to make Australia safer when it comes to drugs.

The campaign has been launched by the Ted Noffs Foundation, Australia's largest provider of drug and alcohol treatment services for young people. The Foundation strives to help disadvantaged young people become advantaged and supports them on their journey to take back control of their lives.

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With community support, the Take Control Campaign aims to change the conversation surrounding drugs and drug use in Australia. Through our common sense plan, we are demanding governments take control of the issue and fix our broken drug laws.

Decades of failed drug policy have resulted in unnecessary suffering. We have a secret and chaotic black market run by criminals and gangs. We have no control.

Despite the best efforts of our police forces, for every drug dealer we catch, more simply start and operate with impunity.

Any teenager can get drugs easily. People who use drugs can’t be sure what they are taking. Innocent young people who are just experimenting can buy themselves a death sentence.

Worst of all, it’s often hard for people with problems to access help because they’re treated like criminals.

This is because our governments refuse to take control of drugs.

Parents need greater tools and strategies to help their kids cope with the challenges of modern life.

It’s not good enough to put our heads in the sand and tell our kids to “just say no”. It doesn’t work.
It’s time to end the fear tactics. It’s time to end the marketing gimmicks. People need real resources to reduce the harms associated with drug use.

Our state and federal governments need to work together to get drug use under control by putting health and safety first.

Here’s our common sense plan for safer, saner drug laws that put health and safety first:

We need to take back control with safer, saner drug laws

1
Roll out pill testing services nationally

Roll out pill testing services nationally to
reduce harm at music festivals and parties

2
Expand treatment services

Expand treatment services for people
suffering from drug problems

3
Establish more drug monitoring rooms

Establish more drug monitoring rooms to
save lives and improve communities

4

Enhance engagement services for
disadvantaged young people

5

End criminal charges that make getting
help harder and ruin young lives for
experimenting

Sign the petition for safer, saner drug laws

Our drug laws are hurting people. Our governments leave drugs to an uncontrollable black market run by criminals and gangs.

This has gone on for too long. Enough is enough.

We’re demanding our leaders support our common sense plan and take control of drugs with a health and safety approach.

Sign our petition for safer, saner drug laws. The more people who join us, the more powerful we will be.

Read the petition

To the Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers,

Our broken drug laws are hurting people. Young people can get drugs easily and don’t know what they are taking. Despite drug dealers being caught every day, more simply replace them. We have an uncontrollable black market run by criminals and gangs.

This is your responsibility to fix. It’s time to get drug use under control by putting health and safety first.

Please support our common sense plan to take control with safer, saner drug laws:
<ul>
<li>Roll out pill testing services nationally to reduce harm at music festivals and parties</li>
<li>Expand treatment services for people suffering from drug problems</li>
<li>Establish more drug monitoring rooms to save lives and improve communities</li>
<li>Enhance engagement services for disadvantaged young people</li>
<li>End criminal charges that make getting help harder and ruin young lives for minor possession of illicit drugs</li>
</ul>
We need to give our kids a better chance. It’s not good enough to put our heads in the sand and tell them to “just say no”.

We need better tools and strategies to help our kids cope with the challenges of modern life.

It’s time to end the fear tactics. It’s time to end the marketing gimmicks. People need real resources to reduce the harms associated with drug use.

Add your name to take back control

We’ll keep you updated about the campaign. Find out more here.

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