Who We Are
We represent a grassroots network of students and young people working towards meaningful drug policy reform grounded in evidence, compassion and human rights. SSDP Australia recognises that the legacy of our current drug laws are steeped in prejudice and the harms of drug use and of prohibition tend to affect already disadvantaged and marginalised groups disproportionately.
We are committed to challenging the stigma of drug use and creating an inclusive environment that welcomes the participation of all people regardless of race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, political persuasion, religious or spiritual beliefs, disability, blood-borne virus status, criminal record, age, parenting or caring status and psychoactive substance preference.
Want To Join Us?
Want to get involved in the drug policy reform movement? Want to be a part of a community committed to improving society's relationship with drugs? Want to meet people who care about having fun and talking about serious topics?
Our mission is to connect students and young people with the evidence base and reform movement around drugs. There are a range of opportunities for you to get involved. Join us here and we'll be in touch!
Check out our list of existing chapters to see if there is an active chapter or other SSDPers on your campus, at your institution or nearby.
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