The misuse of crystal methamphetamine, or ice, is emerging once again as a significant concern throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria. Unlike the speed of the eighties and nineties (ice’s predecessor – amphetamine sulphate), the drug we see today is more potent, longer lasting and has increased potential for devastating effects on individuals, their loved ones and the community.
Anex, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), is offering practical and informative training sessions on methamphetamines.
The session will include information on the following:
- types, forms and manufacture of amphetamines, including methamphetamines;
- physical, psychological and social implications of methamphetamine use (includes effect on the brain and the body);
- the impact of polydrug use;
- intoxication and overdose;
- short and long term psychological and physical harms;
- amphetamine induced psychosis (includes signs and symptoms, risk factors and engagement);
- withdrawal (includes treatment and support options);
- strategies to reduce associated harms of use; and
- engaging safely and effectively with individuals under the effects of methamphetamines.
Recent feedback on our ice training:
I engaged Anex to deliver ice training at Self Help Addiction Resource Centre Inc. The training was for volunteers and staff, many with lived experience and a wide range of professional backgrounds. I was impressed with the mixture of professionalism and excellent content, combined with authentic connection to the group and capacity to manage and maintain a supportive learning environment. I will use Anex again!
Heather Pickard, Chief Executive Officer
For more information on ice training, please contact Rosalie Baylor on (03) 9650 0699.