Forms and resources for the Drugs of Dependence Unit

Appealing an administrative decision made by the Drugs of Dependence Unit

Authorities to treat Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Authorities to treat Opioid dependence

MATOD Program (Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence)

Authorities to prescribe

Opioids – pain management

Schedule 8 benzodiazepines (Flunitrazepam, Alprazolam)

Schedule 8 stimulants - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Narcolepsy and other conditions 

Renewal for opioid, stimulant, alprazolam and sedative

Medicinal cannabis

Further information regarding patient access to medicinal cannabis in South Australia can be found on the medicinal cannabis page.

Notified Palliative Care Patient (NPCP) notification for exemption

Drug seeking behaviour

Forged and/or fraudulently altered prescription notifications

Health practitioner’s legal obligations under the Controlled Substances Act 1984 and its regulations

Restrictions on prescribing, administering or supplying drugs

Theft and loss of medications from health facilities and licence or permit holders

Urine drug screen when prescribing drugs of dependence

Urine drug screens can be a valuable tool to address two critical questions when prescribing drugs of dependence to an individual.