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More Victorians are dying each year through misuse of prescribed opioids.

Orticare’s goal is to change this pattern through better access to addiction treatment.

Pharmacotherapy is recognised by the World Health Organisation as an effective treatment for opioid dependence. It can save lives, reduce crime and prevent other drug-related health problems.

 

What's new

New Victorian Policy for Pharmacotherapy

The Department of Health and Human Services has revised the policy for pharmacotherapy treatment.  Changes are effective from 1st September 2016.  The new policy provides stricter guidelines on eligibility for and number of take-away doses.  It also provides additional resources to complement these changes.

Please see the Department’s website for further information.