The report of the 2018 Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction concluded (like many others have!) that it was time for a health response to drug issues, rather than a criminal one. The Inquiry panel heard heaps of stories about the harms people with drug and alcohol challenges were facing. These included discrimination, having children taken away, difficulties getting jobs, and lack of access to the help they need. It’s time to stop saying we need a health approach and actually just change the law and provide the help people need!