Are GPs best placed to treat ice addiction?

The RACGP has said that with proper support GPs could be on the front line of tackling ice addiction.

In a submission to the National Ice Taskforce, the college says GPs are ideally placed to provide interventions for ice addiction as users are likely to consult them at least annually.

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However, there needs to be better referral pathways and a Medicare item to encourage engagement.