Penington Institute collaborates with a broad range of sectors and organisations to identify and respond to specific substance use problems and their causes. With our outreach to the front-line we are well placed to know and understand the realities of how drugs impact on communities. We add our frontline knowledge and experience to our analysis of the evidence to help support practical research and policy and the development of support services and public health campaigns.
Our vision is that communities are safe, healthy and empowered to manage substance use.
We connect lived experience and research to improve community safety in relation to drugs including pharmaceuticals and alcohol.
Fiercely independent, we tackle the difficult questions through research and analysis, promotion and advocacy, consumer and community engagement, and education and collaboration with frontline workers and like-minded organisations.