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Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (AChAM)



Welcome to the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (AChAM) homepage. Please use the links in the menu on the left to find out more about the chapter. Our newsletter, other news items and notices will be posted as they arise.

Call for EOIs now open: AChAM Committee Branch Chairs

Chapter Fellows are invited to submit an Expression of Interest for the roles of Branch Chair in South Australia/Northern Territory, Queensland, and New Zealand.  More information is available on the Governance page.


Recognition of Addiction Medicine as a Vocational Scope of Practice in New Zealand: the RACP is in the process of submitting the Stage 2 application.

Addiction Medicine Online Modules: a new and updated suite of modules is available free of charge at this link.

Need an AChAM Fellow for patient assessment? Here is a list of Fellows who accept referrals.

Click here to download the RACP statement on the Use of Sustained Release Formulations of Naltrexone in Opioid Dependence. Other relevant RACP policies can be found on this page.

The Medicine in Addiction Conference 2013 was held in Sydney on 15-17 March 2013. Around 380 delegates attended.

Click here to download the RACP statement on the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre.

Results of the joint Methadone survey undertaken by Fellows of the Australasian Chapters of Addiction and Palliative Medicine and the Faculty of Pain Medicine, ANZCA.  Download survey results

Victorian Parliament and Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee into the Misuse / Abuse of Benzodiazepines and other Pharmaceutical Drugs in Victoria 

Positions vacant: Opportunities exist for Addiction Specialists to consider a career move to Tasmaniapportunity exists for an Addiction Specialist to consider a career move to Tasmania.




Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (AChAM)