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

LIVE WEBINAR | 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

This webinar is a live feed of the workshop being delivered with in-room participants.

Please Note: This Webinar is only offered to participants outside the Greater Christchurch Area. Your online experience will differ from face to face education sessions. 

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

Aim

Many working in the mental health sector will find they are increasingly coming into contact with users of synthetic drugs. This workshop will provide an up to date overview of 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. This workshop will provide information on acute and longer term effects of synthetic drugs and harm minimisation information.

Overview

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

Learning Intentions

Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Hear up to date information of synthetic drugs currently available
• Identify the different common types of synthetic drugs and their effects
• Awareness of common signs and symptoms of synthetic drug withdrawal and how to manage this
• Gain tools and strategies around harm minimisation

Let’s Get Real Skills

• Working with Service Users
• Working with Families/Whānau
• Working with Communities
• Working with Service Users
• Challenging Stigma and Discrimination
• Law, Policy and Practice
• Professional and Personal Development

Terms and Conditions

Prerequisites

You will need
• Headset and Microphone
• Built-in laptop camera or attachable webcam device (for laptop or PC)
• Stable broadband connection 

Minimum System Requirements
• As a guide, if you are able to Skype or watch online videos (eg: YouTube) from your device, your system requirements should be capable.
• System requirements in detail https://collaborationhelp.cisco.com/article/en-us/nb8raex  

Operating System
Windows 7 and above
Mac OS X 10.6 and above

Browsers
Internet Explorer 7 and above
Firefox - Latest version
Chrome - Latest version
Safari - 5 and above

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