Methamphetamine and Mental Health

2021wed28apr12:00 pmwed1:00 pmMethamphetamine and Mental Health

Event Details

What is the latest evidence on the impacts of Methamphetamine use on mental health?  What strategies and treatments are now being recommended?

The use of methamphetamine (including crystal methamphetamine or ‘ice’) and related harms continues to be the subject of growing concern in Australia, with Australians rating it the drug of most concern in the latest National Drug Strategy Household Survey (2019).

In this 1-hour live webinar you will hear first-hand from presenters with research, clinical and lived experience about the current methamphetamine ‘picture’ and how methamphetamine use can lead to mental health symptoms, and what it means for clinical practice.

Key topics of this webinar:

  • The short- and long-term effects of methamphetamine use and how it works in the brain.
  • Interactions between methamphetamine and other substances like alcohol.
  • Barriers to care and the role of stigma for people who use methamphetamine (in particular ‘ice’).
  • Relationship between methamphetamine use and problems with sleep, anxiety and depression and psychosis (e.g. co-occurring conditions).

Key learning outcomes:

  • Appreciation of the comprehensive data picture of methamphetamine prevalence in Australia.
  • Greater understanding and symptom recognition of both short and long term effects of methamphetamine use on the brain and on mental health.
  • Improved strategies on how to address stigma and its tangible effects on help-seeking and treatments.

 

Time

(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Location

Webinar

Acknowledgement

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