FFDLR submission to the inquiry of the provision of mental health services in Australia

Families and Friends for Drug Law Reform has just one plea to make to the
Committee. That is for it to recognise that the response in Australia to illicit
drugs contributes to the worsening crisis in mental health far beyond the
adverse effects of the drugs themselves. In particular, we call on the
Committee to reject the current disempowering mindset that insists first and
foremost that people should overcome their addiction before addressing other
problems in their life.

MentalHealthSubSenate1 2005