Pill testing aims to detect toxic and sometimes lethal substances before people take them. Pill testing connects drug users with health workers who can advise and inform them about the risks they face.
The government’s ‘just say no’ policy is failing young people. This outdated approach keeps people in the dark about the risks of drug use. Pill testing shows we take their health and well-being seriously.
We know from twenty years of evidence around the world that pill testing works. It’s time Victoria stepped up and took a sensible, evidence-based approach that shifts our response from one of punishment to one of care and harm reduction.
The Victorian Greens have released legislation for a pill testing pilot in Victoria. We'll work with public health and drug policy experts and MP’s across the political spectrum to build consensus to make change happen.