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Dr Rodger Brough MBBS, FACRRM, FAChAM
Rodger Brough  

Dr Rodger Brough MBBS, FACRRM, FAChAM


Addiction Medicine Physician (South West HealthCare), Senior Clinical Lecturer (Deakin University), School of Medicine (Geelong), Medical Educator (Greater Green Triangle GP Education & Training)


Dr Rodger Brough has worked as an Addiction Medicine Physician, at South West Healthcare (formerly Warrnambool & District Base Hospital) in Warrnambool for the last 22 years. Until December 2006 he had a co-located position in this role at the WRAD (Western Regional Alcohol & Drug) Centre in Warrnambool – working in WRAD’s AGPAL-accredited GP clinic in the WRAD Centre until 2007. He is a consultant with Turning Point Drug and Alcohol Centre’s Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS). He is a fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and also of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (AChAM). From 2002-2004 he was the Director of the Australian Rural Centre for Addictive Behaviours (ARCAB).

His earlier experience includes 11 years in general practice in Warrnambool. In addition, over the past 18 years he has worked in a number of specialist A&D treatment services including Pleasant View Centre (Melb 1984), St Vincent's Hospital Department of Drug and Alcohol Studies (Melb), and briefly at Warinilla Clinic (Adelaide). His principle interests are in the management of drug withdrawal, medical A&D education and rural A&D issues. He actively participates in GP and undergraduate medical training through the Greater Green Triangle GPET and through Deakin University’s medical school. In 2009 he extended his interest in rural Drug and Alcohol issues through a newly established Centre at Deakin University (Geelong/Warrnambool) – RuraLife - Rural and Regional Responses to Alcohol, Gambling and Substance Use. RuraLife aims to improve the scientific knowledge and community responses to alcohol use, gambling and substance use as well as their respective co-morbidities in rural and regional Australia.

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