CLEAN SLATE CLINIC
Do you feel like you need help with your drinking?
Always waking up with a hangover?
Worried you have lost control?
Established in 2015 the Clean Slate Clinic provides a discreet service for those wishing to address problem drinking.
The Clinic, led by Dr Chris Davis and supported by highly-trained nursing staff, offers a 7 day outpatient program, follow-up consults and external referrals as necessary.
The program has a high success rate in helping people cut down or stop their problem drinking and has been presented at medical conferences.
Specifically, the program involves:
an initial assessment to ascertain a client's holistic needs and goals
an option for an in home alcohol detox process
daily attendance at the clinic to receive medication that will facilitate the detox
a post-detox review at the end of the 7 day period, at which anti-craving medication will be offered
referral to external support groups
follow up appointments to track wellbeing
The program can be bulk-billed for concession card holders, with fees applying for other clients.
To find out more about the Clean Slate Clinic
Please book a long consultation with Dr Chris Davis, online or by phoning reception on (02) 9332 2531
Play video to learn more about the Clean Slate Clinic, with thanks to ACON (AIDS Council of New South Wales)
Our Team at East Sydney Doctors are happy to provide care and treatment for people who have difficulties with drug and alcohol use.
If you are worried that you are having problems with alcohol, tobacco, heroin, amphetamines (crystal, ice) marijuana or other drugs please talk to one of our doctors.
Many of the doctors at ESD can also provide treatment including buprenorphine or methadone, although appointments for these services will need to be organised with our Drug and Alcohol Nurse to determine which doctor has available places. If you are a new patient to the practice, please discuss this with our reception staff.
DRUG & ALCOHOL PROBLEMS
East Sydney Doctors &
The Langton Centre ‘Shared Care’ clinic
A weekly clinic is provided by The Langton Centre which is part of South East Sydney Local Health District and staffed by Clinical Nurse Specialist in Drug and Alcohol from the centre.
To be referred to the ‘Shared Care’ clinic, a referral from a GP at East Sydney Doctors must be completed or please contact reception for further information.
The clinic provides:
General information and education around alcohol use and its effects
Comprehensive drug and alcohol assessment
Client support by motivational interviewing and strength based interventions
Support letters in accessing specific services such as community/public housing, mental health services and other community interventions
Case management and care planning with the client
Case management and care planning with the GP and client
Supportive long term follow-up.
Referral to The Langton Centre if needed for services such as:
Opioid Treatment Program (Methadone, Suboxone)
Medications to assist in the control of alcohol use (Naltrexone & Antibuse)
Referral to CUPS team (Chemical Use in Pregnancy Service)
Referral to POC Clinic (Prescribed Opioid Clinic) for problematic over the counter and prescribed analgesia/pain relief medication
Referral to the therapy team at The Langton Clinic to access their counselling service and group therapy sessions that include relapse prevention.
Referral to The Langton Centre welfare & other agencies such as rehabilitation and detoxification units.