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How can you support your patients to safely detox from alcohol at home?

Clean Slate Clinic is designed by Dr Chris Davis – a GP with a special interest in alcohol and other drug treatment, who intimately understands the pressures and time constraints that GP’s face. We aim to make this service easy for you to access, and to complement your role as core care provider. 

We will keep you informed at every step of your patients’ care with us and will provide you with the information you need to complete a personalized GP management plan for your patient. Once we have safely withdrawn your patient from alcohol you can use this plan to facilitate their ongoing care – and bill MBS 721/723 as appropriate.


How do I refer to the Clean Slate Clinic?

There is no need to refer - you can simply direct your patient to, where they can complete a suitability test or book a call to our team.


We do also welcome referrals - you can refer to us via:

Fax - +61 (0)2 8088 7814

Phone - 02 3813 8104

HealthLink Secure Messaging: clnslate

Medical Objects Secure Messaging: Dr Chris Davis, Provider Number: 4842358F

Who should I refer?

Any patient aged over 18 with problem drinking who is likely to need a medicated alcohol withdrawal.

Which patients are unsuitable for home withdrawal?

  • Any patient with a history of withdrawal seizures or delirium tremens will require withdrawal in an inpatient facility. 

  • Any patient who does not have safe housing, or a safe place to stay during detox week, or does not have a support person, may not be suitable . Please contact us if you are unsure about a patient’s suitability.

Is there anything I can ask my patients to do whilst they are waiting to speak to you?

They should start taking thiamine, 200mg daily, as soon as possible. We would also advise them to keep drinking at their current level until we can assess them. 

For more information about the program, along with educational content, see our GP resources on the Resources page.

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