Feb 8, 2018
It was a pleasure to have on the show Dr Paul Grinzi who is a GP in Victoria. He juggles a few roles, balancing his clinical work in both rural and urban GP clinics with part-time medical education work. He's recent past chair of the RACGP Vic Drug & Alcohol committee and the key educator for the Victorian Government's 'Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Dependence' training program.
Today Paul gives us an overview of opioid dependence/use disorder, how to approach patients, being mindful of stigma and medication assisted treatment options suboxone and methadone including indications, use, side effects, common barriers and where to find further training.
Further training in this area is very accessible now often via online programs. Contact your State/Territory drugs of dependence unit for more information.