What support is available for people with opioid dependence?

Support groups and counselling services

Tackling opioid dependence is challenging, because it is a chronic, relapsing medical condition.1,2 The good news is you do not have to manage your opioid dependence on your own. In addition to your doctor, there are a variety of different support groups and counselling services that can help you with your opioid dependence. Please find out more about the different drug or opioid dependence treatment services in your local area for more information and support.

For more information on opioid dependence, please visit the following sites:





1. Evans CJ, Cahill CM. Neurobiology of opioid dependence in creating addiction vulnerability. F1000Res. 2016; 5.

2. Bond AJ, Witton J. Perspectives on the pharmacological treatment of heroin addiction. Clinical Medicine Insights: Psychiatry 2017; 8: 1-10.

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