Better access to an overdose-reversing medication could save lives
A nasal spray has been added to the PBS, meaning many Australians could be saved from overdosing on prescription and illicit opioids.
Prescription addiction can happen to anyone
Prescription medicines are responsible for more than 2 in 3 accidental drug-related deaths. Here's what you need to know about prescription addiction.
Opioid withdrawal symptoms
Opioid withdrawal symptoms may vary depending on the opioid. Find out how to stop safely and manage symptoms to prevent long-term health risks.
Addiction withdrawal symptoms
You may have withdrawal symptoms when you try to quit an addiction. Withdrawal symptoms are different for different people and can be mild or severe.
Methadone is an opioid medicine available on prescription from your doctor. Find out how it works and and when it might be prescribed.
Opioid medicines and pain
Some pain medicines, such as opioids, need to be taken with care. Learn about the risks and benefits of opioids, side effects and pain-relief alternatives.
Common questions about opioid pain medicines
Opioid medicines can help relieve pain. Like all medicines, they have risks and side effects. Here are some frequently asked questions about opioids.
Tapentadol is a prescription-only opioid medicine used for pain relief. Find out about tapentadol, how it works and its possible side effects.
Pethidine is an opioid pain-relief medicine that your doctor can prescribe. Find out more about pethidine, how it works and possible side effects.
Fentanyl is a strong opioid medicine prescribed by doctors for severe pain. Learn about its how it works and potential side effects.