The mission of the Drugs of Dependence Unit (DDU) is to minimise the harms to the public from inappropriate use of controlled drugs by providing a monitoring, investigative, enquiry and research service.
This primarily includes controlled drugs (Schedule 8) and to a lesser extent restricted drugs of dependency (Schedule 4).
DDU also monitors the prescription of methadone and buprenorphine within the Queensland Opioid Treatment Program.
Drugs of Dependence Unit operates a confidential telephone enquiry service for medical practitioners which is currently available a 24 hours 7 days a week, to assist you in ascertaining the drug dependence status of a patient and obtain information about the controlled drug prescriptions that might have been received by a patient.
Please contact the Drugs of Dependence Unit or a local environmental health service for further information.
Telephone: +61 7 3328 9890
Facsimile: +61 7 3328 9821
Please see the links below for information about the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation, 1996 as it applies to various health care professionals.
DDU Drug Trends publication
Information for health professionals