The Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) is the national organisation representing people who use/have used illicit drugs and is the peak body for the state and territory peer-based drug user organisations. AIVL operates on a peer-based, user-centred philosophy, which means the organisation is run by and for people who use/have used illicit drugs and proactively encourages and supports people who use illicit drugs and people on drug treatment to speak on their own behalf and have control of their own organisation.
The primary aim of AIVL is to promote the health and human rights of people who use or have used illicit drugs. The organisation believes people who use/have used illicit drugs should:
- Have autonomy over their own bodies;
- Be treated with dignity and respect; and
- Be able to live their lives free from stigma, discrimination and health and human rights violations.