Opioid dependence is a chronic condition that has historically been linked to illicit heroin use, but over the last 15 years in Australia there has been a considerable increase in the abuse of pharmaceutical opioids, usually prescribed or dispensed for chronic pain.1 It has been estimated that up to 10% of Australian patients with chronic non-malignant pain treated with opioids meet the criteria for dependence.2

Turn To Help is a site dedicated to the treatment of opioid dependence. In this website, you will find information that will help you identify opioid-dependent patients in your practice, as well as guidance on how to manage their condition in the long term.

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The need
Help determine whether your patients are at risk of opioid painkiller dependence.
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Treating dependence
Find the right treatment option for your patients with opioid dependence.
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Suboxone® Film*3
(buprenorphine hydrochloride/naloxone hydrochloride dihydrate)Suboxone® Film
Learn about treating patients with Suboxone® Sublingual Film, a treatment developed specifically for patients with opioid dependence.*Suboxone® Sublingual Film is indicated for the treatment of opioid dependence within a framework of medical, social and psychological treatment.3
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The long term
Manage your dependent patients with long-term maintenance treatment programs.
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Additional resources
Access helpful videos about managing opioid dependence.
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References: 1. Lintzeris N, Medicine Today 2015; 16(6 Suppl):10–15. 2. Degenhardt L, et al. Lancet Psychiatry 2015; 2(4):314–22. 3. Suboxone® Sublingual Film Approved Product Information.