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Methamphetamine Treatment: Workforce Study

The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) at Flinders University is conducting a workforce development study to:

• Explore the views and experiences of AOD workers about the challenges involved in working with methamphetamine clients

• Gauge the professional development needs of AOD workers in identifying and responding to methamphetamine-related issues

• Identify appropriate professional development support strategies to enhance the skills of AOD sector workers in responding to methamphetamine clients.

NCETA is looking for views and experiences of dealing with methamphetamine-related issues in AOD service settings. To achieve this, they have developed an online questionnaire to share thoughts about some of the challenges confronting frontline workers and professional development needs concerning this issue.

It should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete the survey. Please be assured that any information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.

This project is being undertaken in collaboration with each of the state and territory peak AOD non-government organisation bodies.

The results from this survey will be used to improve the provision of professional development support strategies for alcohol and other drug workers about the effects of methamphetamine, and dealing with methamphetamine clients, which in turn will allow the development of best practice tailored treatment responses.

This research project has been approved by Flinders University’s Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee. The Secretary of the Committee can be contacted by e-mail: human.researchethics@flinders.edu.au

Completion of this survey signifies consent to participate in this study.

If you have any questions or would like more information about this study please contact Allan Trifonoff via phone: 08-8201 7511 or e-mail: allan.trifonoff@flinders.edu.au.

To complete the survey, go to: https://www.research.net/s/MTSNAS

Impact of methamphetamine price on use: new study

Saw this message from the NSW Department of Justice and Attorney General:

The Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research in collaboration with the Drug Policy Modelling Program, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre has today released the following report:

How do methamphetamine users respond to changes in methamphetamine price?

One of the core objectives of supply-side drug law enforcement is to reduce drug use by raising the cost of buying drugs.
The effectiveness of this strategy depends on how illicit drug users respond to the rise in costs. The aim of the current study was to estimate how methamphetamine users would respond to changes in the price of methamphetamine and heroin
using a scenario-based research design.

Link to PDF report