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The aim of this website is to create a safe and inclusive community for people who use drugs. We hope that by providing a space free from judgement and damaging stigmatisation and instead offering support and harm reduction education we can improve the health and wellbeing of our fellow Queenslanders and broader Australian Community.

We also wish to acknowledge the harm done to communities, families and individuals affected by punitive drug policies, to those who have lost their lives, families torn apart due to incarceration and those that face discrimination and stigma.

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Hi-Ground Launch Party!

Hi-Ground Launch On the 22nd of April Hi-Ground proudly launched the project in Brisbane with a bang. The evening was filled with many members of the community, harm reduction workers and peers from Hi-Ground, QuIHN, QuIVAA across the regions of the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gold Coast. Many thanks to other organisations such as QNADA, … Continued

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Stigma & Language

Stigma & Language Our survey shows that many people have experiences of discrimination or stigma because of their drug use, with majority coming from their own family or friends. This then followed from the wider community, the police and healthcare services. Some ways to tackle stigma with family and friends. It can be really hard … Continued

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and First Nations peoples lands of where our offices are located in Meeanjin (Turrbal name for Brisbane CBD). We also acknowledge the First Nations peoples lands of our site visitors. We recognise that these have always been places of continued culture, teaching and learning.

We wish to pay respect to their Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within health services and the harm reduction community, by providing services that are culturally appropriate and safe.

As a health service we recognise the harm and destruction colonisation has had on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and aim to be as inclusive and welcoming to all communities from our large and diverse island home.