Amphetamine & methamphetamine are psycho-stimulant drugs. They increase adrenaline in the body and give the user excess energy. Methamphetamine is the stronger of the two. Methamphetamine can be snorted, injected, ingested, smoked and inhaled.
A one day methamphetamine training course focusing on specific interventions, health, psychiatric issues, appropriate treatment and effective ways of working with this client group. The course covers;
- History of amphetamine & methamphetamine.
- Current world and UK situation.
- Current policy / research documents.
- Who is using methamphetamine?
- Types of amphetamine & methamphetamine.
- How they work
- Health and Psychiatric implications.
Aims and objectives
- Increase knowledge and awareness of the issues relating to amphetamine & methamphetamine use.
- Increase knowledge of how amphetamine & methamphetamine is used and the effects upon individual’s physiology and neurology.
- Understand the possible affects on health.
- Understand how specific interventions at relevant stages can increase engagement.
- Increase confidence in working with this client group.
- Increase competence in working with this client group.
Drug and alcohol national occupational standards
- AA1 Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists.
- HSC233 Relate to, and interact with, individuals.
- HSC3111 Promote the equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities of individuals.
- AB2 Support individuals who are substance users
- HSC33 Develop your own knowledge and practice.
- AD1 Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects.