The Network has specialist drug and alcohol treatment and programs to support those in custody and in the early weeks following release.

Network services include:

  • Assessing and managing intoxication or overdose
  • Assessing and managing withdrawal from drugs or alcohol
  • Assessing and managing patients on Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) programs such as Methadone and Buprenorphine.
  • Managing health issues related to drug and alcohol use, in consultation with other specialists where appropriate
  • Managing chronic pain, in consultation with Primary Care specialists
  • Managing high risk pregnancies through the Substance Use in Pregnancy program
  • Providing specialist drug and alcohol programs, including the Drug Court Program and the Compulsory Drug Treatment Program
  • Referring inmates to Corrective Services NSW Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs for case management support
  • Supporting their continued care on release to the community, through the Connections program and OST release planning services.
  • Providing specialist drug and alcohol education programs for Network clinicians