Recently, i've relapsed back into heavy heroin abuse. up to an 8ball a day. pretty serious shit.
Now i'm not a bad guy - but i managed to blow alot of cash on said drug, and its hurting my family to see me this way.
I've done a bit a research into suboxone programs and the like, turning point have been a great help.
So i figured i'd make a thread outlining the services we have available to anyone in my position - who wants off, the legal way.
Auswide services provided by leftwing:
Getting help in Australia
Drug and Alcohol Services SA
Eastern Drug and Alcohol Services - VIC/NSW
Direct Line 1800 888 236 - Counseling, detox and maintenance in Melbourne
Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Branch - QLD
-Damascus Health Services - Suboxone, In/Out patient treatment of alcohol and Rx dependency in Brisbane
Drug and Alcohol Office - WA
http://www.na.org.au Narcotics Anonymous SA
If you're in Melbourne there are 5 health services for injecting drug users that were set up at beginning of this decade - good places to go if you inject anything - also have needle exchanges attached:
Collingwood - Inner Space on Johnson St near cnr Smith. They have their own prescribing doctors too
St Kilda - Access Health on Gray St - next to Crisis Centre which has 24hr needle exchange
Footscray - Health Works cnr Nicholson & Buckley
Dandenong - SEADS Foster St clinic
Melb CBD - Living Room Hosier Lane [thanks to ayjay]
Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre @ 54 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Melbourne
For clinic appointments, referrals or information about clinical services at Turning Point, call the Intake Team between 9.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
Services include counselling, pharmacotherapy & needle/syringe exchange
T: 03 8413 8444
If you're in the northern suburbs of melbourne contact;
Panch Health Service 300 Bell Street Preston 3072. Phone: (03) 9485 9000
If you're in the eastern suburbs of melbourne see Dr Ernie Andrada at MediClinic in Clayton. PH: 03 95441555
The Alchol and Drug Program Opiate Treatment Service
Building seven The Canberra Hospital
Palmer Street Garran
Phone: (02) 6244 2591
Canberra'a public clinic for opiate maintenance and treatment; doctors there are a part of the chapter of addiction medicine, there is a psychiatrist on staff and a psychiatric registrar part time, access to counselling services, social work, sexual health clinics, and case management services. People wanting to start on methadone treatment are assessed by an Alcohol and Drug Program (ADP) medical officer to determine if they are suitable for treatment. This involves taking a history and conducting a physical examination. If suitable, an induction process will be started, usually on the day of medical assessment. Clients continue to be reviewed by a medical officer while receiving methadone. The doctor enquires about drug use, health and other psychological and social factors. Prescriptions for methadone are reviewed every three months.
Otherwise, contact DirectLine - 1800888236.
They will find you a prescribing doctor and pharmacy with a position for you.
The only other things i can suggest you do are - Once you get onto the program, be polite and form a good relationship with your pharmacist, it makes it alot easier if you're hard up for cash or something like that - even for other prescriptions etc - if they trust you, they'll help you out.
anyone else from other suburbs in melb, or other states even, add to this thread, or pm me - and i'll add your prescriber to the list.