Harm Reduction Victoria

What is PAMS?

What is PAMS?


PAMS  provide completely confidential telephone-based information, support, advocacy, referral and mediation between opiate pharmacotherapy consumers and their direct service providers (Pharmacists, GP’s etc.) on any pharmacotherapy client related issue in Victoria.

The two main goals of PAMS are:

• To ensure program continuity for those on pharmacotherapy programs

• To facilitate access to programs for those wishing to enter treatment for the first time or re-start treatment after a break.

We achieve these goals by:

•Providing a pro-active, crisis-oriented service that works towards resolving pharmacotherapy consumer related problems and concerns

• Advocating on behalf of Victorian pharmacotherapy consumers and potential consumers at a local, state and national policy level

• Working closely with pharmacotherapy service providers to assist them in maintaining collaborative and professional working relationships with their clients.