Norway


Methadone/Buprenorphine Treatment:
available

To arrange continued dosing of methadone or buprenorphine the patient's home prescriber must send an application to a regional social service centre or a county coordinating service (see contact details below). Patients will either be referred to a pharmacy, a specialised treatment centre or an office-based GP. Usually there is daily dosing. We strongly recommend to clarify take-home arrangements and costs for treatment and dosing (probably some 150 Nkr daily) before a patient's journey.

Importation of Methadone/Buprenorphine: not clear

It is allowed to bring a 30 days' supply of methadone/buprenorphine into Norway. Travellers must carry with them a letter from their home prescriber (including quantity of methadone/buprenorphine, daily dosage, dates of arrival in and departure from Norway) which clearly supports their need for the medication. It should be noted that residents from one of the EU signatory countries of the "Schengen Implementing Convention, Article 75" must carry with them a "Certification to carry drugs and/or other psychotropic substances for treatment purposes - Schengen Implementing Convention, Article 75" form when travelling to Norway, provided such forms are available in the corresponding countries. In addition, bottles must be labelled by a pharmacy (patient's name, substance), tablet packs must be stamped by the prescribing doctor/clinic (also the patient's name must be written on the pack).


Contact Addresses:

any Norwegian embassy or consulate


Regional county coordinating services

Counties Oslo, Akerhus, Østfold, Hedmark, Oppland:

HELSEREGION ØST  
MAR ØST
Head: Ian V. Dahl
Kirkeveien 166
N-0407 Oslo
Phone: +47 23 42 74 00
Fax: +47 23 42 74 01
Email: ian.dahl@rme.oslo.kommune.no 

County Vestfold:


HELSEREGION SYD
Vestfoldklinikken
Trefylkesamarbeidet LAR
Head of team: Tone Gurrik
Kirkeveien 275
N-3140 Borgheim
Phone: +47 33 34 12 00 (62)
Email:
Tone.Gurrik@vfk.no

 County Telemark:

 Metadonteamet i Telemark
Person to contact: Bjørn Bestorp
Torggata 10, 5. etg.
Postboks 374
N-3701 Skien
Phone: +47 35 90 54 40

 County Buskerud:

Metadonteamet i Buskerud
Person to contact: Sverre Moen

Haugesgate 89 A
N-3019 Drammen
Phone: +47 32 80 84 40
Fax: +47 32 80 44 71
Email
: Sverre.moen@sb-hf.no

County Vest-Agder:

Sørlandet sykehus HF
Head: Olav Espegren
Avdeling for rus- og avhengighetsbehandling, Kristiansand
Serviceboks 416
N-4606 Kristiansand S
Phone
: +47 38 14 80 00
Fax: +47 38 09 53
30
Email: ruspoliklinikken@rv.vaf.no

 County Aust-Agder:

Sørlandet sykehus HF
Head: Kristin Bergstad Lazaridis
Avdeling for rus- og avhengighetsbehandling, Arendal
Serviceboks 605
N-4809 Arendal
Phone:  +47 37 01 95 00
Fa
x: +47 37 01 95 29
Email: Krbela@start.no

 Counties Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland:

HELSEREGION VEST
Metadonklinikken
Head: Wenche Haga
Nye Sandviksvei 84
N-5032 Bergen
Phone: +47 55 90 87 60
Fax: +47 55 90 87 65
Email: wenche.margrethe.haga@bergensklinikkene.no

 County Rogaland:

LAR Rogaland
Head: Johannes Skår
Postboks 1063, Hillevåg
N-4095 Stavanger
Phone: +47 51 90 55 40
Fax: +47 55 82 87 82
Email: johannes.skaar@fabo-stav.no 
or
bjorg.michaelsen@fabo-stav.no

 Counties Møre og Romsdal, Sør-Trøndelag, Nord-Trødnelag:

HELSEREGION MIDT-NORGE OG NORD-NORGE
SØR-LAR  (former: MARIT – medikamentassistert rehabilitering i Trondheim)
Head: Reidar Hole
Postboks 4335
N-7417 Trondheim
Phone: +47
73 87 42 60
Fax: +47
73 87 42 61
Email: kontoret@rus.helsemn.no
or
reidar.hole@rus.helsemn.no

 Counties Nordland, Troms, Finmark:

NORD MAR
Head: Per Børre Seloter
Nordlandsklinikken
N-8520 Ankenesstrand
Phone: +47 76 96 56 20
Fax: +47 76 96 56 55
Email: per.borre.seloter@nordlandsklinikken.no


Any comments and additional information greatly appreciated.
Please address all correspondence to:

Ralf Gerlach
INDRO e.V.
Bremer Platz 18-20
48155 Münster
Germany
Phone: +49 251-234577 or -60123 
Fax: +49 251-2807687 or -666580
Email

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(This page last revised and updated April 11, 2006)