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Crystal Clear: Responding to Methamphetamine Use - Brisbane

by Insight

  • date & time

    Thu. 24 Jun 2021
    9:00 am – 1:00 pm

  • location
    4th Floor, 270 Roma Street, 'Biala' City Community Health Centre, Brisbane QLD 4000

This half day workshop is designed to assist frontline health and community service practitioners who work in AOD treatment or casework support roles to better understand and respond to the specific needs of clients who use methamphetamine.


Topics covered include:

  • overview of meth/amphetamine: what it is and how it affects the body
  • history, statistics, current trends and rates of use
  • risks, harms, dependence, intoxication, withdrawal and psychosis
  • harm reduction and evidence-based treatment options
  • overview of new "Meth-Check" treatment tools
  • supporting families and significant others
  • designing services to better respond


Presenters:  James Hoey and Jim Hunt


Tea and coffee are provided at half-day workshops at Biala. Please note that the air conditioning can be temperamental, so bring a jacket if you think you may need one. The building is wheelchair accessible and interpreters, captioning services and other sensory impairment aids can be organised if required. Please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to your workshop to discuss. Roma Street train and bus station is the closest public transport access to Biala and current construction works are being undertaken on the Cross River Rail project, for up to date information on how this may impact you, please refer to https://crossriverrail.qld.gov.au/construction/roma-street-construction/

NB: There is no parking available at Biala. 


Any last minute changes due to COVID restrictions in QLD may have implications to this event, a virtual alternative will be offered and details will be forwarded via e-mail. Please ensure all contact details are up to date on your Insight profile to facilitate this. 

Please ensure adherence to all relevant conditions https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions for attendance to our workshops.


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