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Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine

Matthew Frei AChAM Pres


Welcome to the AChAM homepage

The AChAM President is Dr Matthew Frei FAChAM.

Matthew is the Clinical Head of DACAS's South Eastern Alcohol & Drug Services, the Head of Clinical Services at Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre and Eastern Health Alcohol & Drug Services, and an Adjunct Lecturer at Monash University.

Contact details

Education Officer (training related enquiries)
Ph: +61 2 8247 6296

Executive Officer (all other enquiries)
Ph: +61 2 9256 5484

News for the Chapter 

Addiction 2015 Conference

The Addiction 2015 Conference, hosted by the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association will take place from 20-22 May 2015 (new date).

Recognition of Addiction Medicine as a Vocational Scope of Practice in New Zealand

The RACP has submitted the Stage 2 application.


    Addiction Medicine Online Modules

    A suite of modules, intended to update healthcare professionals on the epidemiology and evidence base for current treatment approaches to addiction disorders, is available to the medical community free of charge through the RACP's eLearning portal. These resources include: 

    • A suite of 8 modules developed by Fellows of the AChAM with the support of NSW Health;
    • A module on Smoking Cessation for Patients with Complex Disorders developed with a grant from the RHCE Program. 

    The modules, which assume a basic level of knowledge of drug and alcohol problems, can be undertaken in multiple sittings.

    Find a Fellow

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

    Joint Methadone Survey

    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 can be found here.

    RACP Policies

    Relevant RACP policies, such as the RACP statement on the Use of Sustained Release Formulations of Naltrexone in Opioid Dependence, and on the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre can be found here.