Our vision is to reduce the number of deaths in Australia from prescription medication misuse

Prescription medication dependence is a medical condition that can happen to a family member, work colleague, friend, neighbour or to you.

 

We prevent the harms associated with prescription medications through raising awareness, engagement and advocacy.

Awareness

Awareness

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We increase awareness about the harms associated with prescription medication use Find out more.

Engagement

Engagement

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We promote consumer-centered education for health professionals and increase consumer-engagement. Find out more.

Advocacy

Advocacy

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We drive and shape policy solutions to prevent prescription medication related harms.Find out more.

We amplify the voices of those personally affected.

Every day in Australia, three people die due to opioid use. The majority of these deaths are due to prescription medications such as oxycodone and codeine.

 

Our ambassadors and community advocates have been heard across national and state media such as on The Project, ABC 7:30 and Triple J Hack.

Prescription medication dependence does not discriminate

For some people, using opioid or sedative medications for too long can increase the chances of having unwanted side-effects like tolerance, dependence and addiction.

 

If you’re about to start using a prescription opioid medication, talk to your health professional about a plan to safely reduce and stop. Download a pain, sleep or anxiety medication action plan to start the conversation.

News and events

Keep up-to-date with new developments and upcoming ScriptWise events such as community events in Prevention Month or as part of our One Too Many initiative.

Taking an opioid medication after surgery?

Taking an opioid medication after surgery?

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If you’re about to start taking or have been prescribed an opioid medication, make a plan about how and when to safely reduce and stop with your health professional. Find out more here.

Taking a sedative medication to sleep?

Taking a sedative medication to sleep?

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If you’re about to start taking or have been prescribed a sedative medication, make a plan about how and when to safely reduce and stop with your health professional. Find out more here.

Taking opioids to manage a bad injury?

Taking opioids to manage a bad injury?

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If you’re about to start taking or have been prescribed an opioid medication, make a plan about how and when to safely reduce and stop with your health professional. Find out more here.

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