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Queensland Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Dependence: Clincial Guidelines 2018

Jul 5, 2018

Queensland Health have released the "Queensland Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Dependence: Clinical Guidelines 2018." These guidelines represent a revision of Queensland opioid treatment with the term 'medication-assisted treatment of opioid dependence' (MATOD) being used to signify a more encompassing approach that includes the use of medication and psychosocial support in combination. The 2018 guidelines include an expanded section covering poly-substance use with the addition of nicotine, cannabis and benzodiazepines, quick reference guides and the inclusion of opioid treatment program (OTP) clinic case reviews. Also updated are the psychosocial support options and the guidelines around opioid treatment for clients under the age of 18.

Download the "Queensland Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Dependence: Clinical Guidelines 2018" (2.3MB PDF)