An Overview of Methamphetamine and Synthetic Drugs: What You Need to Know

Discover what synthetic drugs are currently available, what they are, how to recognise use and how they have come to be used so frequently in today's society. Learn about longer term effects and gain tools and strategies around harm minimisation.

Description

Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four | Catering: Refreshments provided

Aim

You may find you are increasingly coming into contact with users of methamphetamine and synthetic drugs. This workshop will provide an up to date overview of methamphetamine and synthetic drugs currently available, what they are, how to recognise use and how they have come to be used so frequently in today's society. Learn about acute and longer term effects harm minimisation.

Overview

Background to methamphetamine and synthetic drugs: What are they, where do they come from?
• Common effects of these drugs
• Harm minimisation information

Learning Intentions

Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Discover up-to-date information on methamphetamine and synthetic drugs that are currently available
• Identify the different common types and their effects
• Gain awareness of common signs and symptoms of withdrawal and how to manage this
• Learn tools and strategies around harm minimisation

Let’s Get Real Skills

• Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs
• Working with whānau
• Working within communities
• Challenging discrimination
• Applying law, policy and practice
• Maintaining professional and personal development

*Early Bird Discount: Register by 10 January 2020 to receive $10.00 off (automatically applied at checkout).

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