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
The RMH Parkville
Level 1 Centre
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria

DirectLine is a 24-hour service with a directory of alcohol and other drug services in the local community. The service is for people, their friends and carers as well as health professionals.

Contact DirectLine on 1800 888 236.

Last updated 02 March 2023