Alcohol and drugs

Alcohol and drugs

Overdose awareness



Deaths from drug overdose in 2012 exceeded the national road toll for the second year running. International Overdose Awareness Day on 31 August aims to show that overdose deaths are preventable. Wear silver on the day to show your support.

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Addressing drug and alcohol issues

Residents, businesses, the police and other stakeholders have joined the City of Sydney to make the local area as safe as possible.

Addressing drug and alcohol issues is a complex task that requires a multi-layered approach.

Community awareness through education, neighbourhood projects and safe urban design all contribute towards this effort.

The City's response

The City has a long and proud history of working with licensed premises to increase safety in and around these venues. Alcohol-free zones are just one of our alcohol safety strategies used to address alcohol-related issues.

We also support a harm-minimisation approach to drugs in our strategy, with the major focus on the protection of locals, visitors, businesses and people who use drugs.

Last updated: Monday, 11 August 2014