The Medication Support & Recovery Service is the new addiction program helping people who have problems with their use of prescription or over-the-counter medications.
This new and free service is based on an initiative from the Connect4Health consortium, which consists of Link Health and Community, Access Health and Community, Carrington Health and is in partnership with Inspiro and healthAbility.
Unfortunately many people with medication misuse or who have a dependence, do not identify as having a drug and alcohol problem. This means they do not necessarily seek the required help from established services and programs within the community.
Misuse of medications is a significant burden to individuals, families and the health care system. Alarming facts state that prescription and over-the counter medications contribute to over 80% of all overdose deaths, which can be avoided.
This Victorian first program has been developed to help people who may not otherwise seek help. For more information, please visit www.msrs.org.au