We provide support to inpatients of the RMH with drug and alcohol conditions.

Key points

  • Provide support for inpatients of the RMH
  • Manage alcohol and drug withdrawal in hospital

What we do

We provide advice to the RMH inpatient parent units on the following:

  • Identifying patients at high risk of alcohol problems in the wards
  • Management of alcohol withdrawal in hospital
  • Management of drug withdrawal in hospital, including opioids, psychostimulants, cannabis, benzodiazepines, and other mind-altering drugs
  • Advice on managing pain for patients who are opioid tolerant or resistant because of illicit drug use of opioid substitution pharmacotherapy
  • Advice on post-discharge management of patients with alcohol and/or other drug use

Who can use our service

If you are an inpatient of the hospital and require drug and alcohol support you will be seen by a member from the hospital's Addiction Medicine team.

Our clinics

Addiction Outreach Clinic
The RMH at cohealth Central City
Drug & Alcohol Liaison Clinic
The RMH Parkville
For patients
For health professionals
Head of service
A/Prof Nicolas Clark
Contact us
Addiction Medicine
1800 888 236
Direct line for GPs
The RMH Parkville
Level 1 Centre
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
Direct Line

Direct Line is a 24-hour service with a directory of alcohol and other drug services in the local community.

Contact Direct Line on 1800 888 236.

Last updated 02 March 2023