Prescription medication dependence - resources for workers
It’s important to talk with your GP or another medical professional if you think you may need help. Your health professional can help you arrange a thorough assessment of what you’re experiencing, and tailor a treatment plan to help.
Alcohol & Drug Information Service is a confidential telephone counselling, information and referral service for the general public, concerned family and friends, students and health professionals. They are available 8.30am to 10.00pm every day on 1300 13 13 40.
ScriptWise is a not for profit organisation that aims to prevent prescription medication misuse and overdose fatalities in Australia. They provide support services for you, and the people you care about, if you have a problem with using pharmaceutical medications. Their website provides a number of helplines to assist you, as well as resources outlining different treatment options.
Medicines Lineprovides information on prescription, over-the-counter and complementary (herbal, ‘natural’, vitamin and mineral) medicines. You will speak with an experienced registered nurse, where your question may be answered on the spot, or may be referred to your GP or pharmacist (or other health professional). If you have a complex enquiry, you may be put through to an NPS MedicineWise pharmacist. Call Medicines Line on 1300 MEDICINE.
NPS MedicineWiseprovides articles and information to help you make the best decisions about your opioid medicines and medical tests.