The Medication Support and Recovery Service is a new, free addiction service specialising in helping people in east and north-east Melbourne who have problems with their use of prescription or over-the-counter medications.
- any patient (or their family member) presenting with medication misuse or dependence can be referred to the service, regardless of age
- the service offers specialist counselling, nursing/withdrawal and peer support services
- GPs can refer directly to the service via the website or by calling intake on 1800 931 101
The service is an initiative of Connect4Health, a consortium including Access Health and Community, Carrington Health and Link Health and Community, in partnership with Inspiro and healthAbility.
This initiative was commissioned by Eastern Melbourne PHN and supported by funding from the Australian Government under the PHN Program.