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Managing your chronic pain

About one in five people have chronic pain. While it can be difficult living with chronic pain, there are many things people can do to help themselves to live a productive life.

Help is available from GPs and other health professionals such as psychologists and physiotherapists. The type of treatment a person may need can vary between individuals, and may or may not include medication.

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Managing your ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition characterised by the symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.

For most individuals diagnosed with ADHD, no single treatment is the answer. In some cases, psychostimulant medication is recommended as part of a combined treatment that may include non-medication treatments such as behavioural therapy and social skills training.

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Treatment for opioid addiction

The NSW Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) provides opioid replacement therapy for people who are dependent on opioids such as heroin, morphine and oxycodone. It gives people the chance to stop their illicit or problematic use of opioids and reduce the harms that come about from such use. They can then focus on improving their health and lifestyle and prepare for eventually staying drug-free.

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Section 100 co‑payments

Eligible patients do not need to pay co-payments for s100 Highly Specialised Drugs or s100 injectable and infusible chemotheraphy medicines in NSW.

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Page Updated: Tuesday 19 November 2013