Did You Know...

A person on methadone or buprenorphine has no increased risk of accident or injury if on a stable dose and are not take another substance that causes impairment.

Driving While On Treatment

Being on treatment doesn't exclude you from driving. Though just like any other driver, you do have a responsibility not to drive if impaired.

Talk To Healthcare Providers

There are many factors that can make you not fit to drive. You should talk to your doctor about your circumstances or if unsure about something.

Other Ways To Get Around

There are lots of ways you can get around if you are not fit to drive. You can check out our consumer FAQs for some ideas on getting around.

Looking Out For One Another

It's important to look out for each other and to look after yourself. It is your responsibility to recognise if you are not fit to drive. Your safety and the safety of others depend on it.

Get Advice & Support

There are a range of resources, organisations and support services available for both consumers receiving treatment and health professionals.

Health Professionals Training Courses

Want to upskill your knowledge around patient driving safety and opioid treatment in NSW?
There are a range of courses available to further your professional development. All courses are accredited with the RACGP and ACRRM for members to receive CPD.

Visit the Training Course page to enrol or for more information.

DRIVING SAFETY

Learn About Sedating Medications & Opioid Agonist Treatment

A online short course for health professionals caring for patients who receive opioid agonist treatment (OAT). Explore the potential impact of treatments and other factors on driving safety. Plus learn about short and long-term fitness to drive, with a focus on sedating medications and OAT.

FUNDAMENTALS TRAINING

An Introductory Course in Opioid Treatment in NSW

For all health professionals interested in learning more about the of core concepts of NSW Opioid Treatment Program and the safe prescribing of opioid pharmacotherapies. Completion of this course is also for those considering to enrol in the the Opioid Treatment Accreditation Course (OTAC).

OPIOID TREATMENT ACCREDITATION COURSE

Become an Accredited Prescriber

A comprehensive course on opioid treatment, facilitated by addiction medicine specialists. Aligning with the NSW Clinical Guidelines: Treatment of Opioid Dependence, the OTAC allows medical and nurse practitioners to become an accredited prescriber of opioid pharmacotherapies in NSW.