Harm Reduction Victoria

Consumers & Others Links & Resources

Links & Resources for Consumers, Friends & Family

Aside from the online resources listed below, PAMS can provide pharmacotherapy consumers with documents, papers, brochures and DVDs from our resource library. For example:

  • an excellent guide is available if you are reducing off the last 10mgs of Methadone
  • a very useful and comprehensive DVD for families, carers and consumers new to treatment called ‘Fighting the Dragon with Luck’.  Veiw on Vimeo here.


General Pharmacotherapy (Methadone and Buprenorphine)

Drugs – How and Where to Get Help

Starting Treatment with Methadone or Buprenorphine Leaflet

Methadone and Buprenorphine Treatment in Victoria



Methadone Consumer Information booklet

Methadone Consumer Information – BIODONE FORTE​​

Methadone Consumer Information – METHADONE SYRUP

Suboxone Film

Suboxone Film – Consumer Medication Guide

Suboxone Film – A Guide to Treatment


Suboxone Tablets

Suboxone Tablet Medication Guide (pdf)

Suboxone: A Guide to Treatment (pdf)


Subutex (Tablets Only)

Subutex Medication Guide (pdf)

Subutex – A Guide to Treatment


Victorian Client Charter of Rights (All Drug Treatment)

Charter of Client Rights and Responsibilities in Victorian DRug Treatment Programs
​The Victorian Pharmacotherapy Policy (2013)

Pharmacotherapy Policy 2013


Formal Complaints Avenues

If you want to make a complaint, it would be a very good idea to talk it over with PAMS before accessing these formal avenues:

Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Agency (AHPRA) (pdf)

Health Services Commissioner (HSC)