Do you feel you've been subject to police harassment? Having problems at your methadone clinic? Been to hospital lately and been treated like a 'junkie'?

If these sorts of things have happened to you then you can and should do something about it. Discriminatory, persecutory and malicious treatment of people on the basis of drug use is unacceptable and unlawful.

It is important to know and understand your rights and responsibilities when dealing with the police and the law. Basic information on what the drug laws are and how they affect you can be found at the DrugInfo Clearinghouse.

In the rest of this section you can find information and advice on how to protect your rights and what to do if you get caught.

Knowing and understanding your rights can be vital when you're faced with discrimination or harassment. Below are some frequently asked questions about what to do when you come across difficult confrontations that impact on your basic rights. NUAA understands that there are many complex situations people have to deal with, so at any point if you are confused about what is happening to you feel free to call the NUAA Information, Support and Referral service on (02) 8354 7351 and we may be able to help you in directing you to the best possible information and assistance.

What can I do if I am being mistreated by my methadone clinic?

If you are having problems with, or believe you are being discriminated against by your treatment provider you can call the NUAA Information, Support and Referral service on (02) 8354 7351. You can also lodge a formal complaint. Click here to download the NSW Methadone Complaints Pack.

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