It is important that practitioners provide young people with as much information as possible regarding the law and their rights in relation to injecting drug use.  The more information a young person has, the better the avoidance and/or management of any interaction with the legal system.

AIVL Legal Guide provides information on legal issues and penalties (for each state of Australia) associated with:

  • Possession of a prohibited drug
  • Self-administration and administering to others
  • Possession of fits and other equipment
  • Disposal of fits
  • Manufacture/cultivation
  • Supply/trafficking
  • Drug supply and manslaughter
  • Drugs and driving
  • Sex industry work
  • Discrimination
  • Sexuality

Also available from are handy Fact Sheets on Dealing with the Police and Overdose and Police Attendance.