Alcohol and Drug Unit
The Alcohol and Drug Unit provides assessment and compassionate treatment for people with drug and alcohol problems, and support for their families. Programs are provided for tobacco, alcohol, cannabis and opioid use, including buprenorphine assisted heroin withdrawal. Individual counselling and education is provided to patients, friends and family. The department also offers non-clinical service provision including school education sessions, psychology, nursing and medical student placements and university related teaching through conjoint appointments. This unit has no specific full time researchers, however participates in clinical research and other projects jointly with Hunter New England Drug and Alcohol, University of Newcastle and National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) as appropriate, from time to time.
Contact: Craig Sadler, Director Alcohol and Drug Unit