The Pharmacotherapy Support Program assists people 18 years or older who are on Methadone, Suboxone or other replacement therapies in the ACT to better access residential alcohol and drug treatment.
The program provides holistic care and support to people receiving a replacement therapy for their substance use issues as well as their families and support networks. This includes providing information and education to them and their support network.
The primary aim of the program is to support people to further stabilise on their replacement therapy so they can enter a rehabilitation program or receive support after they have completed a rehabilitation program.
As part of the program and with the client’s permission they nurse will work alongside your prescriber, pharmacist, support people and other support providers.
The support nurse will have regular contact with the client in person, via the telephone or a secure web-based platform.
In person support can be at the client’s home (if safe), or an agreed environment that is safe and easily accessible.