Treatment Access

Hep C treatment

A new generation of direct-acting antiviral (DAA’s) medications are now available to Australians living with hepatitis C. They have a higher cure rate, are easier to take, and have fewer side-effects than older medications. The Australian Government has listed these new medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), ensuring they are accessible and affordable to everyone with hep C. Read more

Consumer participation

NSW Health is committed to consumer participation and NUAA has been working hard to ensure consumer voices are heard in the alcohol and other drugs sector. Consumer participation is about improving consumers’ health care experience by giving them a voice in how services they access are run. NUAA has been involved in variety of projects, including AIVL TSU and TSU 2, CHANGE project, consumer participation at Rankin Court and consumer participation in South-West Sydney. Read more

Opioid Substitution Treatment

Opioid substitution therapy (OST) is the most commonly provided treatment for heroin dependence in Australia. This is because evidence has shown OST to be one of the most effective treatments available. In Australia your options for OST are: receiving treatment through a public clinic, a private clinic, or a GP, and receiving your dose through a chemist. Most common drugs used in Australia for OST are methadone or buprenorphine. Read more