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Methamphetamine: The Basics / Working With & Supporting People Who Use

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Nick Boyce and Guests

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Agenda

We have had overwhelming demand for this webinar series and registration for the live webinars is now closed. 

To submit a request for recordings of the webinars, please submit your name and e-mail at the following link:

https://goo.gl/forms/3VUwC0Lf32KGuY1j2

In response to anecdotal reports of increased methamphetamine use across Ontario, the Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program (OHRDP) is now distributing “bowl pipes” to harm reduction programs. Though methamphetamine is not a new drug, many workers have expressed they do not have a good understanding of it, are not sure how the “bowl pipes” are used, might be seeing it for the first time, or are finding it challenging to work with people using meth.
Each webinar is 90 minutes; they will be offered twice and recorded for later viewing. The series is broken into two parts. 

Certificates of completion will be issued by request.

Part 1 - Methamphetamine: The Basics

  • Examine the history, pharmacology and effects of methamphetamine
  • Discuss how meth is used, the associated injection and inhalation equipment and related best practices, and specifically cover “bowl pipes”, now available to harm reduction programs
  • Explore basic harm and risk reduction strategies


Part 2 - Methamphetamine: Working with and supporting people who use

  • Learn the signs of overdose and how to respond
  • Examine the sometimes challenging behaviours associated with methamphetamine use and strategies for engaging with people
  • Briefly look at the process and supports for people looking to change their use
  • Learn from one another


These interactive webinars are intended for people working in harm reduction programs and will be particularly useful for Public Health nurses, staff of Needle Syringe Programs (NSPs), Harm Reduction Outreach Workers and Hepatitis C support teams.

Please e-mail ohsutp@ohsutp.ca with questions.

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