We've teamed up with Melbourne mother Adriana Buccianti on a campaign for drug checking services (aka 'pill testing'). Adriana's son Daniel died at a music festival in 2012 after taking a drug that wasn't what he thought it was.
These services never tell people that it's safe to use drugs. They tell people exactly what they have bought, and how dangerous it is. They give people a place to throw away the drug if they choose not to take it, and information about how be as safe as possible if they are going to take it.
Adriana says 'To me that just makes sense. If people don't know what they are taking, they are at much greater risk of dying. I believe drug checking services are a step we need to take.'
With support from change.org we've launched a petition right here
Thousands of Australians have joined Adriana's call for drug checking services, and experts agree. Dr David Caldicott, one of the greatest champions for drug checking services, explains why here.
We're so close to having the first service established in Australia. The last piece of the puzzle is the Premier's support and with your help, we can make it happen. Join the campaign here.