Forms and resources for the Drugs of Dependence Unit

Appealing an administrative decision made by the Drugs of Dependence Unit

Authorities to treat Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Authorities to treat Opioid dependence

MATOD Program (Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence)

Authorities to prescribe

Opioids – pain management

Schedule 8 benzodiazepines (Flunitrazepam, Alprazolam)

Schedule 8 stimulants - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Narcolepsy and other conditions 

Renewal for opioid, stimulant, alprazolam and sedative

Medicinal cannabis

Further information regarding patient access to medicinal cannabis in South Australia can be found on the medicinal cannabis page.

Notified Palliative Care Patient (NPCP) notification for exemption

Drug seeking behaviour

Forged and/or fraudulently altered prescription notifications

Health practitioner’s legal obligations under the Controlled Substances Act 1984 and its regulations

Monthly drugs of dependence prescription returns

Restrictions on prescribing, administering or supplying drugs

Theft and loss of medications from health facilities and licence or permit holders

Urine drug screen when prescribing drugs of dependence

Online Privileged Circular

I have read and understand the following conditions of use regarding the Online Privileged Circular: 

Under Section 58 of the Controlled Substances Act 1984 (SA), the Minister responsible for the Act is permitted to publish information relating to persons who have been determined on reasonable grounds as having:

  • A history of consuming drugs in a quantity or manner that presents a risk to the person’s health, or
  • Obtained or attempted to obtain drugs by false pretences or other unlawful means, or
  • Obtained or attempted to obtain drugs for an unlawful purpose, for the purpose of preventing or restricting further supply of these drugs to those persons.

Any information disclosed to me may not represent the listed person’s complete picture of drug-seeking or unlawful behaviour.

There may be people who are obtaining drugs by false pretences or unlawful means who are not captured by the Circular.

It is a condition of this agreement that I must not disclose my password, or any information contained in the Online Privileged Circulars, to any other person except so far as is necessary to prevent or restrict further supplies of drugs


Obtaining access

Please complete the Privileged Circular Access Application form (PDF 218KB) to obtain access to the Online Privileged Circular.

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