Murdi Paaki Drug & Alcohol Network Addiction Medicine Specialist Visit
Murdi Paaki Drug & Alcohol Network (MPDAN) Addiction Medicine Specialist, Dr Graeme Judson travelled through the Murdi Paaki Region with Julie Proctor (D&A Health Promotion Officer) and Michael Walker (Senior D&A Educator) in the second week of November.
The team visited Lyndon Withdrawal Unit, GP surgeries, Aboriginal Health Services, NSW Health Multi- Purpose Services and community groups in Orange, Bourke, Brewarrina, Walgett and Coonamble.
Dr Judson discussed topics such as Naltrexone, Methadone, Suboxone, benzodiazepines, detoxing, managing withdrawal, appropriate assessment and management tools, pharmacotherapy and other specialised drug and alcohol issues.
The team met with health professionals throughout the region from diverse agencies and members of local communities.