Opioid Treatment Program

The NSW Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) provides treatment for people experiencing opioid dependence. Opioids can include heroin or prescribed and non-prescribed pain medications.

Through OTP you are prescribed either buprenorphine or methadone which are synthetic opioids. Oral medications are usually taken every day and injections may be weekly or monthly. Receiving regular medication will help to reduce opioid withdrawal, cravings and substance use.

Before starting on OTP you will see a nurse and doctor to discuss your treatment goals and options with you. People can self-refer to the OTP via their local intake service or through their GP or other health provider.

For information phone:

  • Tweed OTP (07) 5506 7612
  • Riverlands OTP (Located Lismore and Nimbin) (02) 6620 7608 and (02) 6620 7626
  • Clarence OTP (Located in Grafton) (02) 66418709

Additional resources

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NUAA NUAA Peerline
Opioid Treatment Line

1800 642 428

ADIS: 1800 250 015