Wandin North TerryWhite Chemmart expanding its Opioid Replacement Therapy capacity

TerryWhite Chemmart Wandin North is improving access to Opioid Replacement Therapy in the community. Picture: SUPPLIED

Wandin North TerryWhite Chemmart is thrilled to announce that our pharmacy is expanding its capacity to provide Opioid Replacement Therapy (ORT) services to more individuals in need.

ORT, also referred to as pharmacotherapy, stands as a beacon of hope for those grappling with opioid use disorder (OUD), offering a path towards recovery and renewed well-being.

Our controlled provision of medications like methadone and buprenorphine targets key goals: easing cravings and withdrawal symptoms, reducing harm associated with opioid use, aiding stabilisation, and rehabilitation, and promoting community integration by destigmatising addiction.

ORT offers a safer path for those battling opioid use disorder, supporting long-term recovery and wellness through comprehensive medical and psychosocial care. We’re dedicated to providing evidence-based treatment, fostering a culture of acceptance, and ensuring individuals have the chance to rebuild their lives without judgment or discrimination.

At our pharmacy, we understand the profound impact of addiction on individuals and their loved ones. That’s why we are committed to offering ORT as a free-of-charge service to those who require it. Access to treatment should never be hindered by financial barriers.

The process to begin ORT is simple: individuals need only obtain a prescription from their healthcare provider, and we take care of the rest. Our compassionate team will work closely with each patient to ensure they receive the support and guidance they need throughout their treatment journey.

Importantly, ORT program operates within the framework of each patient’s entitlements, meaning that the only cost incurred is that of the prescription itself, in accordance with their entitlements.

Expanding our ORT program allows us to reach more individuals in need and reaffirms our commitment to supporting the health and well-being of our community. Together, let us continue to break down barriers to treatment and offer hope and healing to those affected by opioid addiction.