Dr Strydom graduated from medical school in South Africa, before moving to the UK in 1999, where she worked extensively in psychiatric settings, including prison mental health, before realising that addiction medicine was her passion. In the UK she had the privilege of learning from well-respected experts in the field, working in very unique settings such as services for the homeless and injectable opioid treatment clinics.
She moved to NZ in 2012, joining CADS Auckland, where she was later appointed as the lead clinician for the Opioid Treatment service. She then held this role in the Bay of Plenty for the last two years, but has now moved back to Auckland to join the Re-centre team.
Dr Strydom believes recovery needs to be at the heart of all addiction treatment, and is passionate in supporting people with a wide variety of addictions to achieve their recovery goals. She is available to offer assessment and discuss treatment options for patients struggling with their use of opioids, benzodiazepines, alcohol and other substances. She is also available to offer assessment to patients with chronic pain on managing their opioid use.
MB ChB 1997 Pretoria
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Full NZ Registration Date
17 December 2013