Review: Pharmacotherapy is one of the six treatment streams available for clients with heroin or opioid dependence in Victoria. It is usually prescribed by general practitioners or nurse practitioners who have been trained to prescribe. Trained community-based pharmacists usually dispense pharmacotherapy. Clients can access pharmacotherapy through DirectLine, catchment-based intake and assessment services and primary-care providers. Specialist pharmacotherapy services are available for people with complex medical, comorbidity or mental health problems. Additional documents available for medical personnel including the 'Policy for maintenance pharmacotherapy for opioid dependence'.
Review: Provides an extensive range of inpatient and outpatient alcohol and other drug detoxification, rehabilitation and pharmacotherapy programs. Has specialised opiate and stimulant treatment programs. Provides a number of state-wide telephone services with information, support, referral and crisis counselling. Access to Drug and Alcohol Specialist Advisory Service.