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For free and confidential advice about alcohol and other drugs, call the National Alcohol and Other Drug hotline: 1800 250 015. It will automatically direct you to the Alcohol and Drug Information Service in your state or territory. Click here for more information
An online text-based counselling for people concerned about their own drinking or drug use. The service is equally available to people concerned about a family member, relative or friend. Click here for more information
During an opioid overdose, the central nervous system slows down, and can stop a person from breathing. Naloxone is a short-acting drug that can temporarily reverse the effect of an opioid overdose, and give that person the ability to breathe again.
Naloxone is currently available nationally as a nasal spray or in a pre-filled syringe. In all states, Nyxoid® nasal spray and Prenoxad® pre-filled syringes are available over the counter from a pharmacy. With some basic training, it can be administered by anyone.
In New South Wales, Western Australia and South Australia, the ‘Take Home Naloxone’ pilot offers Naloxone free of charge from community and hospital-based pharmacies, alcohol and drug treatment centres, needle and syringe programs, custodial release programs and GP clinics. Visit the Take Home Naloxone page for further details:
Take Home Naloxone is available for free in ACT, QLD, NT and VIC to opioid users, their friends and families through the services listed below.
If you do not see your service listed on this page, or find a contact out-of-date, please contact email@example.com.
This list is current as of September 2019.
QuIHN – QuIHN is a statewide, not for profit, and non-government health service which provides a variety of health services to illicit drug users throughout Queensland
Take Home Naloxone contact: Dr Jeremy Hayllar – firstname.lastname@example.org
|Salvation Army – Crisis Services Network||Rebecca Thatcheremail@example.com|
|Monash Health Drug and Alcohol Service (Foster Street Clinic)||Theresa Lewis Leevy||Theresa.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Youth Projects – North West Outreach Program||Tristan Duncan||TristanD@youthprojects.org.au|
|Your Community Health||Kath O’Donnell||Kathleen.email@example.com|
|North Richmond Community Health||Sandra Fox||Sandraf@nrch.org.au|
|Cohealth Innerspace (Collingwood)||Grant Liptrot||Grant.Liptrot@cohealth.org.au|
|Peninsula Health SHARPS||Mel Thomsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|IPC Health||John Vernonemail@example.com|
|Cohealth healthworks (Footscray)||Danny Jeffcote||Danny.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cohealth Braybrook Community Hub||Danny Jeffcote||Danny.email@example.com|
|Barwon Health Geelong||Craig Harveyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Merri Health||Andrea Ness||Andrea.Ness@merrihealth.org.au|
|Sunraysia Community Health||Kevin O’Neillemail@example.com|
|STAR Health South Melbourne||Elle Morrisonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Barwon Health Corio||Craig Harveyemail@example.com|
|Latrobe Community Health Service||Birgit Senior||Birgit.Senior@ichs.com.au|
|Gateway Health||Karen Murison||Karen.Murison@gatewayhealth.org.au|
|Youth Projects – Foot Patrol||Tristan Duncan||TristanD@youthprojects.org.au|
|Primary Care Connect||Tim Griffithsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mercy Health – Weeibee Mercy Hospital||Marcel Sinclairemail@example.com|
|Bendigo Community Health Services||Bart McGill||BartMcGill@bchs.com.au|
|STAR Health Prahran||Elle Morrisonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|EACH – Ringwood East||Paul Mooneyemail@example.com|
|Ballarat Community Health||Pauline Molloyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Portland Health||Fiona Heenanemail@example.com|
|Central Gippsland Health||Mandy Pusmucansfirstname.lastname@example.org|
CAHMA – CAHMA is a peer based service, which believes that people who use drugs should be treated with dignity and respect.
CAHMA continues to provide take-home naloxone to ACT opioid users and their friends and families, and anyone else who believes that they may offer assistance if they should witness an opioid overdose, through their Opioid Overdose Prevention and Management Program.
Take Home Naloxone contact: David Baxter – email@example.com
|NT AIDS & Hepatitis Counsil (NTAHC) Darwin||Shayne Kilfordfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|NTAHC Palmerston||Peter Sidawayemail@example.com|
|NTAHC Alice Springs||Jyoti Jadejafirstname.lastname@example.org|